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December 31, 2011  11:59 PM

What a NHSIT year for CSC

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Electronic Care Records, Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing, Procurement, project failures

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December 22, 2011  9:19 AM

Open standards rift tears UK policy to shreds

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

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December 19, 2011  3:46 PM

Suppliers got sweeteners in MOU deals

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Government IT, Outsourcing, Procurement, £6bn Tory savings

Systems integrators got contract extensions in return for cutting costs in their government contracts when they did their bit for the UK austerity drive by signing memoranda of understanding with the Cabinet Office last year.

Government claimed to have won


December 13, 2011  4:26 PM

Never-ending megadeals embarrass gov ICT strategy

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dwp, Government IT, Procurement, Universal Credit

Ten days before Cabinet Office gave a recent progress report on its flagship ICT policy to end oligopolistic megadeals, it signed two such megadeals worth over £1bn combined.

At £525m a-piece, the two...

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November 30, 2011  6:44 PM

HMRC rethinks £8.5bn megadeal as large suppliers resist flagship IT reforms

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Government IT, HMRC, Outsourcing, Procurement

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November 29, 2011  3:07 PM

Oracle has 70 per cent of software licences in central government

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, Procurement

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November 8, 2011  8:53 PM

CSC bags phone support for cyber warriors

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Government IT, IT and security, Outsourcing, Procurement, standardization of Government IT

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November 3, 2011  2:46 PM

US military issues agile and open standards orders after ERP disasters

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, project failures, standards

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October 26, 2011  12:57 PM

Open standards: UK dithers over royalty question

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Government IT, IT legal developments, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards

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October 14, 2011  11:46 AM

The limits of Agile: Emergn CEO on Universal Credit

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Agile, dwp, Government IT, Procurement, Project management, transparency and accountability, Universal Credit

The Department of Work and Pensions set out in January to achieve the seemingly unachievable: develop a £2bn Universal Credit system in two years. An Agile software development methodology would make it possible, said the DWP. But its Agile credentials are questionable.

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