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January 27, 2012  12:24 PM

Cosy cloud coterie snuggles into top nob govIT jobs

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G-Cloud, Government IT, Outsourcing, project failures, SMEs, South West One

Mmmmmits snug at the top. Especially if you're Julian David, IBM's top UK salesman, who last week was picked to be Director General of Intellect, the ICT oligopoly's trade association.

It's only three years since David bagged the

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...


July 13, 2011  12:23 PM

Bristol restarts open source pilot

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Government IT, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, SMEs, standardization of Government IT, standards

Who can have stepped in to rescue the pioneering open source pilot at Bristol City Council after it collapsed amid alarming allegations that...


June 28, 2011  3:06 PM

UK shakes dust off open source policy

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Sir Humphrey, SMEs, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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June 9, 2011  4:53 PM

Bristol Linux house sings for its dinner

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, SMEs

A Linux shop has spoken out in defence of boo-hissstems integrators otherwise blamed for dominating the industry, stifling competition, ripping off tax payers and presiding over public IT failures so infamous they discredited the last government and stained the reputation of an entire...


June 9, 2011  7:00 AM

Computacenter row threatens blockhead end for open source in Bristol

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Agile, Government IT, IT legal developments, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Project management, SMEs, Software Freedom

IT giant Computacenter has raised the prospect of legal action against a small open source supplier for complaining to Parliament about its "Microsoft bias".

The veiled threat followed a letter sent to MPs on the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC), in which Mark Taylor, chief...


May 17, 2011  4:56 PM

MPs pooh-pooh happy clappy ICT strategy

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Agile, Government IT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, SMEs

Happy clappy.pngMPs had fun...


May 5, 2011  11:00 AM

HMRC orders supply chain to heel

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Agile, Government IT, HMRC, Outsourcing, Project management, SMEs, transparency and accountability

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April 26, 2011  5:00 PM

Agile will fail GovIT, says corporate lawyer

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Agile, Government IT, IT legal developments, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management, SMEs

In a guest blog, corporate IT lawyer Alistair Maughan argues that Agile development is an evangelical fad ill-suited to government IT.


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