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Socitm appoints Nadira Hussain as president

Hussain promises presidency will focus on promoting women in IT and encouraging councils to share tools and expertise read more »

North Wales Police signs £17.8 million contract with CGI

Force plans five-year transformation project using mobile devices, body-worn cameras and wearables read more »

Welsh government plans ‘GOV.UK’ style publishing platform

Proposal part of ambitious ‘Digital First’ strategy to transform Welsh public services using digital tools read more »

Durham Constabulary use algorithm to predict reoffending

Demographic data, personal and offence history used to calculate likelihood of suspect committing another crime read more »

Havering and Newham councils to pilot software sharing project

Shared budgeting and forecasting solution part of wider plans to save over £10 million a year read more »

Post Office ‘failed to investigate’ Horizon before prosecuting subpostmasters

Shortfalls could have been caused by malicious software, IT systems or human error, says independent report read more »

Accenture wins ‘NHSmail2’ contract

Secure e-mail service launched in 2002 is now used by 730,000 NHS staff every day read more »

CSC army pensions staff to strike this week

Ex-Ministry of Defence IT employees say the contractor offered them a pay rise of just 9p an hour read more »

Just 1% of benefit claimants on Universal Credit

But DWP insists the rollout is making "good progress" and that plans are "on track" read more »

Liberal Democrats promise ‘Digital Bill of Rights’

Party also commits to develop GDS and introduce tech impact assessments into policy process read more »

TfL selects AWS over Azure to handle 20x spikes in journey planner website traffic

AWS provided more agility in building tools required to handle large volumes of web traffic read more »

Socitm to launch local digital data sharing platform

Partnership with Knowledge Hub will provide its 1,650 members with a forum to share data and expertise read more »

Conservative manifesto promises new tech for public services

Party plans to invest in new tech for police, NHS and prisons and develop ‘cross-government’ digital platforms read more »

NHS promises delayed e-Referral service will launch in June

Launch seven months late after service failed 11 out of 26 GDS assessment criteria last year read more »

European Bioinformatics Institute to cut storage footprint by 70 percent

Organisation working with Delphix to virtualise over 500 databases across its three data centres read more »

Labour promises high speed broadband for all by 2020

Manifesto says party will support startups and high-tech clusters and use digital technology to improve public services read more »

80% of online crime goes unreported, says City of London Police

Commissioner warns police capacity to tackle online crime is ‘severely hampered’ and requires ‘a fundamental change in mindset’ read more »

BBC CTO: We will save £90m on ICT by 2017 through smaller contracts

CTO Matthew Postgate says new contracts will be accompanied by a greater focus on user experience read more »

West Midlands Police blames ICT systems for 4,000 vetting delays

Force said its increasingly ‘less reliable and responsive’ systems were responsible for the growing backlog read more »

HP tells cybersecurity customers to focus on people and processes

Organisations put too much emphasis on new technology read more »


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