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ERP

Poole foundation trust to re-tender ESR system
By Neil Merrett
Tender to be launched next week after cancellation of previous supplier search; terms unchanged
Applications > ERP > News
FCO awards £6.3m contract to Capgemini
By David Bicknell
Deal to provide application support and infrastructure management for leading ERP system
Public Services > Central government > News

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CRM

Warwickshire authorities pick cloud-based CRM replacement
By Neil Merrett
Partnership of six councils replaces 10-year-old customer relationship management system with cloud alternative
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
HMRC updates its digital thinking
By David Bicknell
New digital strategy document describes a 'more digital' HMRC and explains how it plans to increase its capability and build a platform with a common infrastructure to link existing and new systems
Management > CIO > News

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Patient Records

Cambridge trust’s ‘eHospital’ programme goes live
By Neil Merrett
Efficiency programme launched October 26 will allow trust's healthcare staff to access records through hospital and personal devices
Infrastructure > Devices > News
Dual approach key to NHS England five-year IT reforms
By Neil Merrett
National Information Board formed under 'Five Year Forward View' will publish 'roadmaps' to encourage patient data sharing and service interoperability
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Middleware

HSCIC seeking supplier to link Health and Justice
By Charlotte Jee
NHS England working on how to replace existing healthcare services in the criminal justice system from June 2016
Applications > Business Applications > News
HMRC prepares to replace CHIEF
By Charlotte Jee
Department hoping to find a substitute for the business critical system, with Capgemini contract due to expire in January 2015
Applications > Business Applications > News

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SaaS

Lewisham to launch schools’ IT service framework
By Neil Merrett
£60m valued framework agreement designed to allow education bodies across London to better manage IT service implementation
Public Services > Education > News
Put digital reform at heart of election manifestos, think tank urges
By Neil Merrett
Establishing a single local gov.uk-style hub and adoption of a "Government as a Platform (GAAP) model" among key election opportunities
Public Services > Central government > News

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Open Source

Cloud and open data vital for public transport shakeup
By Neil Merrett
New guide identifies open standards and datasets as key tools for authorities to streamline public transport provision, despite related security challenges
Business > Efficiency > News
Labour group unveils digital review strategy document
By Neil Merrett
The adoption of government "as a platform", open standards and the creation of a Local Government Digital Service (LGDS) among key proposals
Public Services > Central government > News

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Social Media

Socitm: CIOs "vital" to realising 'smart place' potential
By Neil Merrett
ICT heads key to developing 'smart places', while innovation body cites public trust as data sharing hurdle
Public Services > Central government > News
Government launches 'Cyber Streetwise' campaign
By Charlotte Jee
Campaign aims to change behaviour of consumers and small businesses to improve their online safety
Public Services > Central government > News

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Geographical Information

Hackathon creates apps for flood victims
By Charlotte Jee
Event yesterday saw Environment Agency share flood data with developers with Cabinet Office to pick most useful apps
Public Services > Central government > News
Councils publish flood diversions online
By Charlotte Jee
Authorities using traffic management app to publicise road closures, diversions and roadworks
Applications > Business Applications > News

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Systems Software

PAC demands Home Office address border IT failings
By Neil Merrett
Report calls for system-wide border system revamp to end asylum backlog; Home Office says efforts to introduce more modern immigration IT underway
Public Services > Central government > News
PAC welcomes DWP child maintenance system approach
By Neil Merrett
Committee welcomes successful implementation of first phase of 2012 system, accepting increased costs and time delays as price of gradual approach
Public Services > Central government > News

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Business Applications

DH lists three for Electronic Staff Record deal
By David Bicknell
Decision set to be made by end of the year for key £200m-£400m contract
Applications > Business Applications > News
Socitm wants public sector to adopt DSDM
By David Bicknell
Public sector technology manaagement group advocates development approach that combines best of Agile and PRINCE2
Applications > Business Applications > News






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