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Kent Council faces ‘unprecedented’ £206m cuts

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Plymouth shared service venture targets public sector expansion

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Delt Shared Services will actively seek further public sector collaborations to expand its IT expertise and skills following launch this month

East Sussex agrees integrated social care deal

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BT promises housing association tenants lower internet costs through new scheme

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Government as a platform will be fully ready in three years, says Liam Maxwell

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Government CTO Liam Maxwell has outlined its digital transformation vision of delivering government as a platform

Council cancels pre-paid benefit card trial

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Cloud, web-scale IT and IoT in Gartner’s 2015 top technologies

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Research firm Gartner has highlighted the top 10 technology trends for 2015

Code sharing and common APIs needed to boost government IT, says Camden CIO

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Sharing common code and data will help government organisations shift from the analogue era

HMRC to adopt mixed approach to CHIEF update

08 Oct 2014 GCN News

Department wants mix of internal development, COTS packages and using external suppliers to deliver value for money in replacing key import and export tracking system goes ahead with CCG pilot

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NHS England’s controversial programme is currently in a testing phase with four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)

Welsh government hands control of PSN to BT

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BT to take over running of PSN across Wales from Logicalis

EU's likely incoming digital chief takes a swipe at US over data protection

07 Oct 2014 CIO News (Loek Essers)

The European commissioner who could soon be co-leading the EU's digital agenda has wasted no time in firing warning shots at the US over data protection.

Digital Marketplace opens to offer G-Cloud services

07 Oct 2014 GCN News

Cabinet Office details efforts to ensure more accurate searches through the Digital Marketplace, with framework set for official launch later this month

Cloud and open data vital for public transport shakeup

06 Oct 2014 GCN News

New guide identifies open standards and datasets as key tools for authorities to streamline public transport provision, despite related security challenges

European Commission told to publish GCHQ internet surveillance docs

06 Oct 2014 CIO News (Loek Essers)

Documents related to the alleged mass surveillance of the internet by UK government agencies should be published by the European Commission, according to a recommendation by the EU's ombudsman.

O2 hires former Whitehall CIO Jennifer Rigby

06 Oct 2014 CIO News (CIO Staff)

Former CIO for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Jennifer Rigby, has left government technology to become Head of IT Channels at mobile operator O2.

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