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Universal Credit digital service tests expanded ahead of UK rollout DWP confirms it will take slower approach to roll out new digital benefit reforms from May, with Treasury set to scrutinise "final business case" next year Public Services > Central government > News
Companies House outlines shared finance system savings aims Organisation reviewing possible future opportunities for efficiency benefits resulting from use of shared finance systems with IPO Public Services > Central government > News

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Cheshire fire service to vote on police ICT link-up
By Neil Merrett
Constabulary and fire and rescue bodies may approve full governance strategy for single back-office support functions including HR and ICT by year's end
Public Services > Blue light > News
Cabinet Office's new Oracle deal will extend scope to NHS
By David Bicknell
Increased scope will cover Oracle use within the NHS and apply to more products and services
Public Services > Central government > News

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CRM

Hampshire launches £75m cloud customer platform tender
By Neil Merrett
Authority hopes its largest ever cloud solutions tender, which will incorporate CRM and eCommerce functions, will become exemplar for other councils
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
Cardiff makes strategic move into the Cloud
By David Bicknell
SAP Cloud digital transformation project intended to help council manage budget pressures, improve business processes and improve customer services
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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Patient Records

Islington picks BT to link up its health and social care systems
By David Bicknell
Five year, £7.4m contract to build, operate and manage interoperability service will underpin development of single integrated digital care record for 206,000 Islington residents
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
Scottish audit committee to discuss ICT challenges
By Neil Merrett
Government permanent secretary Leslie Evans and CIO Anne Moises expected to face questions next week around technology project management
Public Services > Central government > 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

Oracle expands UK data centre cloud offerings
By David Bicknell
Government welcomes announcement of investment at company's UK site as part of plans to offer Platform-as-a-Service functions to build on public sector interest in Cloud First approach
Public Services > Central government > News
G-Cloud 6 to remain open until August
By Neil Merrett
Six month extension for framework officially confirmed by government; updates on status of efforts to launch G-Cloud 8 expected at later date
Public Services > Central government > News

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Open Source

Oracle expands UK data centre cloud offerings
By David Bicknell
Government welcomes announcement of investment at company's UK site as part of plans to offer Platform-as-a-Service functions to build on public sector interest in Cloud First approach
Public Services > Central government > News
MoJ considers cross-government expansion of code share work
By Neil Merrett
Department has held discussions with other Whitehall bodies to improve sharing of tools, code and APIs between digital teams
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

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
Harrow plans web forms overhaul with cloud switch
By Neil Merrett
Authority looking at opportunities to streamline online service offerings to help realise improved operational efficiencies as part of channel shift aims
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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Systems Software

NHS 24 works to tackle system training "weaknesses"
New training plans being finalised to support relaunch of new technology system for Scottish telehealth services that was launched and then withdrawn last year
Public Services > Healthcare > News
PAC: Universal Credit digital overhaul set back six months
By Neil Merrett
Committee warns that new system to support flagship welfare reforms may not be fully operational until late 2021, despite project having "stabilised"
Public Services > Central government > News

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Business Applications

Shared standards - not platforms - vital to council digital transformation
By Neil Merrett
Amidst fears over local authority funding, LocalGov Digital's Carl Haggerty says impetus must be on councils and not GDS to lead on common transformation plan
Applications > Business Applications > News
East Riding council selects Civica for customer contact revamp
By Neil Merrett
Authority says agreement targets overhaul of key services towards self-service online format, while pledging support for face-to-face and telephone interaction
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