Public Sector IT:

Procurement


November 16, 2012  2:58 PM

CSC paid 0.5% tax on £1.5bn outsource

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Government IT, Outsourcing, Procurement, transparency and accountability

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November 5, 2012  3:54 PM

UK insists open standards order will apply to COTS

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

The UK government has insisted its open standards order will require proprietary commercial software suppliers use open standards in all government systems, despite the edict not actually saying anything about commercial software, and even appearing to exclude it.

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October 30, 2012  4:56 PM

Cornwall outsourcing revolt spreads to London

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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

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local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, Shared services, transparency and accountability

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October 9, 2012  2:13 PM

Cornwall privatisation hangs in the balance

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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 4, 2012  7:00 AM

Somerset goes national to stem outsource losses

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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...


August 2, 2012  7:55 PM

How Europe did 20 years of backroom deals with Microsoft – 1999: Reseller cartel makes it cosy

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competition, Corel, DIGIT, EC, European Commission, excel, framework, IRMB, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, MS-DOS, Novell, Operating systems, Procurement, Quadraton, Sun Microsystems, Utah, Windows, Windows 95, WordPerfect, WP

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July 27, 2012  7:00 AM

How Europe did 20 years of backroom deals with Microsoft – 1996: Only Microsoft can do Microsoft

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competition, Corel, DIGIT, EC, European Commission, excel, framework, IRMB, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, MS-DOS, Novell, Operating systems, Procurement, Quadraton, Utah, Windows, Windows 95, WordPerfect, WP

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July 25, 2012  7:00 AM

How Europe did 20 years of backroom deals with Microsoft-1993: EC rubber-stamps Microsoft monopoly

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CCAM(93)234, competition, DIGIT, EC, European Commission, excel, framework, IRMB, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, MS-DOS, Operating systems, Procurement, Quadraton, Windows, WordPerfect, WP

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July 24, 2012  7:00 AM

How Europe did 20 years of backroom deals with Microsoft – 1992: Open standards doomed from outset

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competition, DIGIT, EC, European Commission, framework, IRMB, law, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Procurement, WordPerfect, WP


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