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Fourth major government projects report published Projects authority head says despite “steady” progress up to April 2016, too many government programmes remain in the low delivery confidence range for an extended period of time Public Services > Central government > News
NAO outlines digital tax service risks facing HMRC Auditor says department’s approach to programme transformation is credible, but adds it must ensure public confidence in online services being developed Public Services > Central government > News

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ERP

Sopra Steria awarded joint police customer contact deal
By Neil Merrett
New agreement with South Yorkshire and Humberside, valued at up to £41m, could support wider service transformation among North East forces
Applications > ERP > News
KPMG to supply Microsoft Dynamics as part of Southern forces' ERP deal
By David Bicknell
Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley police forces will adopt the Microsoft Dynamics platform with a planned go live date of the end of 2017
Public Services > Blue light > News

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CRM

Windsor & Maidenhead banks on Jadu to replace CRM and eForms
By David Bicknell
Royal Borough adopts cloud platform for digital customer service; it hopes replacing legacy platforms will drive initial savings of £80,000
Applications > Business Applications > News
Norfolk hunts for new head of ICT and IM
By David Bicknell
Role carrying potential £100,000+ salary will oversee £26m transformation programme as well as several major system replacement projects
Applications > Business Applications > News

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Patient Records

NHS England chief addresses Brexit and integrated care challenges
By Neil Merrett
Simon Stevens expects funding for localised technology and service integration plans to be finalised by October; says it is too early to determine financial impact from referendum
Business > Efficiency > News
Fourth major government projects report published
By Neil Merrett
Projects authority head says despite “steady” progress up to April 2016, too many government programmes remain in the low delivery confidence range for an extended period of time
Public Services > Central government > News

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Middleware

Whitehall seeks feedback over revised Technology Code of Practice
By Neil Merrett
Responses now being sought on new good practice guidance for Whitehall technology procurement; spend controls also in process of being amended
Public Services > Central government > News
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

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SaaS

G-Cloud 8 application deadline extended
By Neil Merrett
Potential suppliers will have additional 48 hours to review revised framework documentation amidst wider debate on how best to evolve cloud service procurement for the public sector
Public Services > Central government > News
Memset founder: "the G-Cloud dream is dying"
By David Bicknell
Kate Craig-Wood complains of "pitiful return" via G-Cloud and says the company has had no business from the framework since 2013
Public Services > Central government > News

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Open Source

‘GovStrap’ open source kit helps sites replicate GDS website theme
By David Bicknell
OpusVL solution intended to help public sector users cut costs and improve consistency of digital footprint when deploying websites
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Whitehall seeks feedback over revised Technology Code of Practice
By Neil Merrett
Responses now being sought on new good practice guidance for Whitehall technology procurement; spend controls also in process of being amended
Public Services > Central government > News

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Social Media

Liberal Democrats propose Digital Rights Bill
By Neil Merrett
13 step plan aims to reforms data protection and online privacy through stronger regulator and encryption technologies
Public Services > Central government > News
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

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Geographical Information

Environment Agency picks Fujitsu to deliver key flood warnings
By David Bicknell
Under four-year contract worth £4.6m, Fujitsu will develop system to extend Agency's reach to provide flood warnings through digital channels, including social media
Public Services > Central government > News
London boroughs back common standards-led data approach
By Neil Merrett
Kingston and Sutton ICT lead favours more regional, decentralised approach to data sharing, but sees value of certain national initiatives for purposes like ID assurance
Business > Efficiency > News

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Systems Software

Eduserv findings highlight council cloud adoption resistance
By Neil Merrett
Research of 100 UK authorities argues that local government is largely unsure over how to use cloud services safely without risking data security
Applications > Business Applications > News
Universal Credit completion date shifted to 2022
By Neil Merrett
DWP denies existing welfare reform work to roll out new digital system is delayed, but argues further time is needed to encompass expanded remit of project approved in 2015 budget
Public Services > Central government > News

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Business Applications

Eduserv findings highlight council cloud adoption resistance
By Neil Merrett
Research of 100 UK authorities argues that local government is largely unsure over how to use cloud services safely without risking data security
Applications > Business Applications > News
BT in talks with Ofcom over Openreach “autonomy”
By Neil Merrett
Control of broadband infrastructure subsidiary being discussed with regulator as company rejects Commons committee criticisms of its investment in service delivery
Applications > Business Applications > News







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