Public Sector IT:

transparency and accountability


May 31, 2013  1:05 PM

Pull out and keep our guide to UK gov IT failures

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amber/green, appstore, assessments, balance, budget, CloudStore, decisions, IT projects, justification, London Programme for IT, pigeon-step, progress, red-amber-green, responses, revelations, review, Shared Services Futures Project, SOCA Information Systems and Operating Technology (ISOT) Programme, spending, Spreadsheet, transparency and accountability, vet, zoom

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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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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 16, 2012  6:30 AM

What competition means for Cornwall

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

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September 14, 2012  11:17 AM

NHSIT deal too good to be true

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Electronic Care Records, Government IT, transparency and accountability

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June 1, 2012  1:22 PM

Open standards? You’ll know one when you see one, says Microsoft

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Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standards, transparency and accountability

voodoo_doll.jpgYou can't define an open...


May 24, 2012  11:33 AM

TfL spends £100m on temporary helpdesk

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Outsourcing, Procurement, Project management, transparency and accountability

Transport for London has spent £100m on a temporary contract that is still running after five and half years and will be clocking up more costs until 2014.

TfL gave a temporary IT contract to Computer Sciences Corporation in December 2006 after terminating an existing deal with...


April 26, 2012  1:34 PM

FOI shows bureaucratic bungle behind open standards u-turn

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standards, transparency and accountability

Standards institutions persisted in their opposition to the UK's open standards policy after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude reassured them their fears about it were unfounded, according to letters released to Computer Weekly under Freedom of Information.

The revelation raises...


April 24, 2012  4:49 PM

Labour IT mandarins make comeback bid for global transformation

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

The last Labour government's "Transformational Government" project has been rebirthed in California as a plan for world-wide reform of seismic proportions.

Four leading emissaries of the initiative teamed up in London this month to argue against the UK's open standards policy and have...


March 30, 2012  2:10 PM

UK saves 5 quid on Oracle

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Government IT, Procurement, transparency and accountability

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