Public Sector IT:

August, 2011


August 31, 2011  1:04 PM

Godfather of code-breaking leaves legacy of make do and mend

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Government IT, IT and security, success stories

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August 26, 2011  1:16 PM

Police ICT reforms evade detection

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freedom of information, Government IT, politics, Procurement, spin, transparency and accountability

Home Office plans to make police more accountable will make police ICT less accountable, and at a time when it is becoming in the words of Lord Wasserman, the man behind the reforms, "the key to fighting crime".

Chief police chief Sir Hugh Orde has already made the simplest connection...


August 22, 2011  5:40 PM

Cabinet Office builds open source strategy on proprietary software

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, Procurement, SMEs, standardization of Government IT, standards

The Cabinet Office has chosen a proprietary software system to implement the keystone of its policy to create a level playing field for open source.

Under pressure to fulfil the government's election promise to eradicate systemic bias against open source software, the Cabinet Office...


August 11, 2011  2:13 PM

Bristol Council open source: the allegations in full

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freedom of information, Government IT, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, SMEs, transparency and accountability

Bristol City Council's failure to deliver on its open source strategy is beginning to make the coalition government's manifesto commitment on open source look incontinent.

The council's own open source strategy is looking ineffectual. Bristol Council cabinet committed to an open source...


August 5, 2011  5:03 PM

A message from Bill Gates: thank you Mr Cameron

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government and PR, Open Standards & Open Source, Software Freedom

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August 4, 2011  7:00 AM

£8.8m NHSIT threat “hypothetical” (but already served its use)

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Electronic Care Records, NPfIT

The Department of Health and South Central Strategic Health Authority may have forced inadequate, incomplete and immoderately priced BT RiO software down the throats of health Trusts under the threat of a £8.8m fine. But it didn't actually impose any fines because every Trust earmarked for a BT...


August 3, 2011  12:33 PM

Agile in the NHS: 10 years, £5bn and still not finished

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Agile, Electronic Care Records, NPfIT, project failures

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