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The NHS should embrace wearable tech, says Royal Free CIO

However a ‘series of privacy issues’ must be tackled for adoption to become widespread read more »

Public sector must ‘force’ IT vendors to cooperate, says Leeds CIO

Suppliers must adopt open standards, open APIs and share data to support new world of ‘Government as a Platform’ read more »

Government launches new Public Services Network compliance process

But trade body warns more needs to be done to encourage public bodies to share information read more »

EU continues Amazon probe despite change to tax practices

Amazon started booking retail revenue in several EU countries on May 1 read more »

Ministry of Defence embraces cloud apps with Office 365 move

MoD in three-year £50m Microsoft Office 365 deal read more »

Councils should adopt Government as a Platform, says Leeds CIO

However Dylan Roberts warned GDS should not try to build all of the government’s tech platforms read more »

Cyberattack on University of London Computing Centre causes Moodle chaos

Possible DDoS attack downed ULCC services for five hours during exam week read more »

Majority of UK councils don’t know how much sensitive data they hold

Local authorities have hugely varying approaches to data security, with most lacking awareness of the data they hold read more »

Welsh government to invest £6.7 million in health and social care IT system

Bridgend County Borough Council will be first to deploy integrated CareWorks system this year read more »

Whitehall IT leaders highlight barriers to digital transformation

Poor procurement, lack of investment and low levels of collaboration cited as main blockers to reform read more »

Privacy and data protection? Just 1% of public would go to Information Commissioner’s Office

Almost half of the population don’t know who to go to for advice on protecting their personal data online read more »

Moving off XP cut help desk calls by 60 percent, says NHS ICT head

Moving from obsolete Microsoft operating system took 18 months and cost £3.7m. Many NHS organisations are yet to take the plunge read more »

West Midlands Police saves four hours per crime with online reporting tool

Officers can view CCTV footage online rather than needing to visit premises using the Facewatch platform read more »

None of the ministers in Cameron’s new Cabinet have a tech background

Who will speak out for the tech sector and digital reform in government at the top table? read more »

Public sector needs common info governance policy, says industry body

All central and local government bodies are connected via the Public Services Network but barriers to sharing remain read more »

General Election 2015: mixed reaction from UK IT sector

Relief over stable government but worries over EU referendum and ‘Snooper’s Charter’ read more »

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