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Budget 2015: local government reform among key digital aims Treasury, DCLG and GDS expected to assist local authorities with developing more efficient digital tools; online tax management innovation is also planned Public Services > Central government > News
Warwickshire eyes April target for ID framework Council expects the first of three frameworks required to support ID assurance rollout across local government to be finished next month Public Services > Central government > News

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ERP

City & Guilds goes digital with UNIT4 ERP choice
By David Bicknell
Agresso ERP contract intended to underpin shared services for HR and projects
Applications > Business Applications > News
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
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CRM

Supreme Court targets cloud document management expansion
By Neil Merrett
Switch to Microsoft cloud-based CRM designed to support increased mobile working and integration of correspondence tracking
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
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

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Patient Records

Telstra Health acquires Dr Foster for data analytics push
By Neil Merrett
Acquisition of UK-based analysis service provider designed to expand experience with integrated health care solutions
Public Services > Healthcare > News
HIMSS UK wants NHS England standards adoption
By Neil Merrett
Talks underway with national and local health authorities over potential adoption of EMRAM digital standards aiming for care efficiency
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
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SaaS

Total G-Cloud spend exceeds £430m during 2014
By Neil Merrett
SMEs account for 48.3% of all purchases on the framework since launch, with specialist cloud support services dominating overall demand
Public Services > Central government > News
G-Cloud 6 goes live on the Digital Marketplace
By Neil Merrett
Specialist Cloud Services dominate offerings on latest iteration of the procurement framework
Public Services > Central government > News

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Open Source

Labour wants to bring council websites within GOV.UK platform
By Neil Merrett
Party sets out digital and IT plans including commitments to "ethical data", disaggregated IT contracts and common platforms for local government transformation
Public Services > Central government > News
Budget 2015: local government reform among key digital aims
By Neil Merrett
Treasury, DCLG and GDS expected to assist local authorities with developing more efficient digital tools; online tax management innovation is also planned
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

Ipswich trust eyes efficiency reforms with visualised data research
By Neil Merrett
Hospital among growing number of trusts focusing on visualising and mapping performance data to better prepare for increased service demand
Applications > Geographic Information > News
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

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Systems Software

Harrow on schedule to award ICT outsource deal in April
By Neil Merrett
Steria, HCL and Fujitsu shortlisted for agreement with a potential value of up to £100m, as the council also considers back office and SAP shared service plans
Public Services > Local government > News
Clinical engagement key to north west trust’s electronic record plans
By Neil Merrett
Wigan and Leigh-based trust’s associate director of IT sees ongoing consultation as vital step to informing introduction of new integrated software platform
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Business Applications

Mobile working driving need for pro-active cyber security
By Neil Merrett
BT's government security business director Neil Mellor claims escalating cyber security threats are requiring the public sector to be more active in preparing for attacks
Applications > Business Applications > News
Newcastle completes finance management integration
By Neil Merrett
Council to look at sharing experience of implementing management portal with other authorities as it looks to cut budget by £90m over three years
Applications > Business Applications > News






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