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Take note: UK Treasury sticking to promise of using SMEs to break up legacy

April 18, 2014 | The government department has begun moving away from its single supplier model with Fujitsu Read more [...]

Has the European Court of Justice just holed Obama’s NSA data gathering reform?

April 16, 2014 | Europe’s top court has set a precedent that could have global ramifications by declaring invalid the European Union’s ill-considered data retention laws and potentially undermining Obama's attempt at NSA data gathering reform. Read more [...]

The new digital version of Universal Credit is one big mystery

April 16, 2014 | The Department for Work and Pensions has shed little light on how the new system will work Read more [...]

Is managerial complacency holding back government technology innovation?

April 15, 2014 | The political will but the administrative won't? Are government IT decision makers too complacent about the need for transformational, technology-enabled change? If so, Gartner's got a to do list that needs perusing. Read more [...]

UK government pitches digital skills charter, but is it inclusion or delusion?

April 14, 2014 | The UK government has launched  a Digital Inclusion Strategy. But beyond the soundbites and the PR stunts, is there really anything new of substance here? And what becomes of those who will never be digital-savvy? Read more [...]

UK government’s Digital Marketplace needs to make finding good technology easy

April 11, 2014 | CloudStore and the Digital Services Store are soon to be folded into one almighty online catalogue Read more [...]

US fires warning shot over Europe’s plans for protectionist ‘Schengen cloud’

April 8, 2014 | The US government - via the auspices of the Office of the US Trade Representative - has fired a warning shot over the heads of the Eurocrats in Brussels who want to build a ‘European internet’, a taster of what could rapidly descend into an international trade war if not checked. Read more [...]

NHS England attempts (another) digital overhaul with £230m investment in IT

April 4, 2014 | | 6 Comments The free health service has had a troubled past when it comes to complicated technology projects Read more [...]

UK gov introduces simpler security classifications – 90% of data now cloud friendly

April 3, 2014 | | One Comment This could mean big things for the G-Cloud, where security has been a stumbling block in the past Read more [...]

Video exclusive: setting out your stall in the government cloud

April 3, 2014 | In the second part of our video exclusive in association with Cloud-Channel.tv, former UK government G-Cloud boss Chris Chant argues the need for marketing and promotion when selling via the Cloudstore. Read more [...]

The cloud collaboration behind a 50m user smart meter roll-out

April 3, 2014 | How the UK’s energy department is orchestrating the installation of smart meters nationwide with the help of Huddle. Read more [...]

Video exclusive: the man behind the G-Cloud, Chris Chant

April 2, 2014 | Last week's Think Cloud for Government conference in London welcomed the original G-Cloud program director Chris Chant back from semi-retirement in France to offer up his views on his 'baby', over two years after the launch of the UK national cloud computing strategy. Read more [...]

The UK foreign ministry and its not particularly cloudy-looking cloud deal

April 1, 2014 | | One Comment While it’s pitched as a good poster child story for the G-Cloud initiative, there are one or two questions left hanging uneasily in the wake of the UK foreign ministry's decision to award a £6.3 million contract to Capgemini. Read more [...]

HSBC innovation boss urges cloud rethink by financial services firms

March 31, 2014 | | One Comment "Is cloud adoption where we want it to be? Are firms like HSBC and other financial services firms getting the best out of cloud? Frankly we're not," concludes HSBC's head of research and innovation. Read more [...]

Europe cloud strategy leaves UK isolated

March 28, 2014 | The UK stands separate from European partners in cloud strategy, but risks missing out on the benefits Read more [...]

Controversial two year cloud contracts are causing an industry stir

March 27, 2014 | Traditional suppliers are facing an uphill battle and will need to transform their business models to accommodate Read more [...]