Pick of the week's news
2. ASOS puts hope in technology to boost international sales
Online fashion retailer ASOS is hoping that investment in its IT platform will help to reverse a decline in international retail sales.
3. Marks and Spencer’s customers face online order delays in crucial Christmas shopping period
The retailer is having to extend online deliveries to up to 10 days as it tries to cope with the backlog from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.
4. HM Treasury admits to potential £663m of Universal Credit IT cost write-off
It seems that PAC chair Margaret Hodge's predictions of the huge losses of Universal Credit IT were scarily accurate.
5. Local government digital issues are not GDS' responsibility, says Liam Maxwell
Liam Maxwell has said that the Government Digital Service (GDS) does not have the power to direct local government, despite numerous recent calls for the unit’s remit to be expanded to help councils with their digital initiatives.
6. Post Office signs 'over £100m' end-user IT deal with Computacenter
The Post Office has assigned Computacenter with modernising its end-user IT in an estimated "£100 million" contract following the firm's separation from the Royal Mail Group.
Utility firm will be able to offer customers true, real-time data on their energy usage
Former army captain and Credit Suisse CIO Magnus Falk recruited, while Student Loans Company hires new chief digital officer
Former Tory councillor at Windsor and Maidenhead to stay in Whitehall beyond general election next year