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Government announces £6bn science and innovation strategy, includes keeping graduates off dole

Government announces £6bn science and innovation strategy, includes keeping graduates off dole

Highlights of the strategy include £3 billion to support and maintain laboratories at universities and research institutes. There is also £2.9 billion towards large capital projects to support scientific Grand Challenges, including a £30 million UK commitment to XFEL – an international free electron laser project – and £20 million to create an Inspiring Science Capital Fund to get the public more engaged in science. read more »

Basildon and Thurrock NHS digitises half a million patient records

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has finished digitising 446,000 patient records, it announced today. read more »

Operators pledge to cut mobile ‘black spots’ by two-thirds by 2017

EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have pledged to invest £5 billion into mobile infrastructure and guarantee voice and text coverage across 90 percent of the UK by 2017. The government said no public money will be used to fund the scheme. read more »

Parliament appoints Royal Opera House CTO to lead new digital service

Parliament has selected Rob Greig, chief technology officer (CTO) at the Royal Opera House, to lead the newly-created ‘Parliamentary Digital Service’ (PDS). read more »

Cabinet Office seeking suppliers for GOV.UK Verify

The Cabinet Office has gone to market for more suppliers for its cross-government identity assurance (IDA) programme, branded ‘GOV.UK Verify’. read more »

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Windows Server 2003 Migration: what you need to know

Support for Windows Server 2003 ends in July 2015, ComputerworldUK Editor Mike Simons discusses the migration options with Dell and Microsoft. Find out more

Google Nexus series

Google Nexus series

The latest news, features and slideshows about Google's Nexus series, including the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet.


Part 2 of your journey to virtualisation

Explore how you can improve your servers, storage and networks by developing your infrastructure.

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Windows 8

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ComputerworldUK 2014 round-up: Top 10 stories in the world of government

What happened this year? We offer you the top stories, including Universal Credit and e-Borders write-offs, big ICT contract replacements, ‘Government as a Platform’ and controversial deals axed in local government, and some hints for what to expect in 2015 read more »

Westminster View: The Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity for Digital Government

Shadow Cabinet Office minister Chi Onwurah believes that the government should have used the Autumn Statement to establish a digital strategy that drives change, rather than just a useful platform to make savings. read more »

Electronic patient records systems not 'good enough', says NHS CIO

“The premise of electronic patient records (EPR) is dead,” Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust’s CIO David Walliker claims. read more »

G-Cloud 6 - tips from a tech lawyer

Are suppliers ticking all the right boxes to get onto G-Cloud 6? read more »

Westminster View: What sex work and e-reading teach us about federated architecture

A social enterprise start-up developed an app for sex workers that Chi Onwurah believes is just one example of why we need federated architecture. read more »

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Government announces £6bn science and innovation strategy, includes keeping graduates off dole

The Science and Innovation Strategy sets out the government’s priorities for investment and support to 2021

Electronic patient records systems not 'good enough', says NHS CIO

David Walliker is focusing on digitising the trust using an open source electronic document management system instead

North Korea denies involvement in Sony Pictures hack

A government official denied involvement as experts continued to analyze the attack

5 things you need to know about the UK’s new Counter Terrorism Bill

On Wednesday, the government will announce the details of the latest version of the 'snooper's charter'

Westminster View: The Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity for Digital Government

The government's digital ideas seem to echo those from Labour's recently published review of digital government

The ever-changing bosses of Universal Credit

Lost track of how many people have been in charge of Universal Credit so far? We’re here to help.


Five ways government frameworks benefit SMEs

It's not just about the moneyread more »

The traffic stop: Rethinking technology and government innovation

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