Public Sector IT:

local government


March 17, 2016  12:09 PM

When IT contracts become a “once in a generation” thing

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Government IT, local government

While central government is increasingly moving away from outsourcing deals with single suppliers with a clear view of creating agile services that respond to the changing needs of both government and the public, the picture is very different in some local...

October 30, 2012  4:56 PM

Cornwall outsourcing revolt spreads to London

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, Procurement

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October 26, 2012  7:00 AM

Cornwall caught in bed with BT as councillors raise red card

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, Shared services, transparency and accountability

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October 16, 2012  6:30 AM

What competition means for Cornwall

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Electronic Care Records, local government, Outsourcing, Shared services, transparency and accountability

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October 9, 2012  2:13 PM

Cornwall privatisation hangs in the balance

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, Shared services, South West One

Cornwall Council's unpopular plans for back-office privatisation are hanging in the balance after councillors complained they didn't know enough about it to give it their consent.

The proposal to outsource £800m of council services to either BT or CSC would turn Cornwall into a pioneer...


September 25, 2012  7:00 AM

Southwest One creative accounting for dummies

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Shared services, South West One

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September 4, 2012  7:00 AM

Somerset goes national to stem outsource losses

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, South West One

Somerset County Council's private sector spin-off is going national in the hope of reversing its financial losses and exploiting government cuts in other regions.

The outsource shared services venture, called Southwest One, has already begun bidding for contracts to privatize...


May 15, 2012  3:20 PM

Sackings mount over DWP data leaks

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
dwp, Government IT, IT and security, local government, privacy

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February 22, 2012  2:32 PM

Southwest One emits hot air after near-collapse

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, project failures, South West One

Failed IBM outsourcing venture Southwest One became a cause célèbre in Somerset last week, with the council leader damning it so loudly he almost sounded like he might do something about it.

But it was all hot air. And it had the stink of opportunism, what with Somerset being in the...


February 2, 2012  2:36 PM

Downturn undermines flagship government outsourcing deal

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement

IBM's flagship local government outsourcing deal is still failing to deliver savings it promised in 2007. The problems have dragged on so long that one council has been forced to reschedule debt it took out to cover its cost of doing the deal in the first place.

Southwest One, a...


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