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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

Unit4’s cloud ERP to help IPSA manage MPs’ costs and expenses
By David Bicknell
Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to use Unit4 Business WorldOn to improve delivery of its services and regulatory framework
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
ONS picks Certus to help with Oracle cloud apps migration
By David Bicknell
Organisation plans to use Oracle ERP and HCM apps in what is claimed to be first complete Oracle Cloud suite implementation across government
Public Services > Central government > News

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CRM

Hounslow commences cloud-based case management switch
By Neil Merrett
Authority will pilot new system that will provide citizens with direct access to status of their online transactions as part of agreement with Jadu
Applications > CRM > News
Socitm plays up Aylesbury standardised digital overhaul approach
By Neil Merrett
Case study argues that £4m in savings was realised by authority over a five year period by taking more simplified, customer-focused approach to service implementation
Applications > CRM > News

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Patient Records

King’s Fund calls for “definitive” NHS digital funding strategy
By Neil Merrett
Think tank backs need for clearer aims and timeline around government's £4.2bn commitment to transform care following the recent publication of the ‘Wachter review’
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Cambridge trust sets outsourced commodity IT services market-test
By David Bicknell
Trust, which created e-Hospital programme four years ago, anticipates potential contract value of £140m over seven years
Business > Flexible Working > 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 goes live on the Digital Marketplace
By Neil Merrett
Framework supplier Fujitsu welcomes agreement’s impact on public sector procurement; argues improvements can be made around feedback and local government awareness
Public Services > Central government > News
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

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Open Source

UK maintains open data lead as rest of Europe starts to see benefits
By David Bicknell
New Capgemini Consulting study into open data maturity found understanding of the impact of open data at an economic level has markedly increased, as has overall market size
Business > Efficiency > News
King’s Fund calls for “definitive” NHS digital funding strategy
By Neil Merrett
Think tank backs need for clearer aims and timeline around government's £4.2bn commitment to transform care following the recent publication of the ‘Wachter review’
Public Services > Healthcare > 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

Sopra Steria awarded transitional two year probation ICT services deal
By Neil Merrett
Ministry extends existing relationship with Sopra Steria with contract to support technology needs of probation services in England and Wales as it looks to move to common MoJ ICT infrastructure
Public Services > Justice > News
MoD kicks off Cortisone engagement to overhaul medical capability
By Neil Merrett
Pre-tender valued at £100m seeks either single or multiple suppliers to provide off the shelf solutions to underpin interoperable forces-wide medical system
Public Services > National security > News

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Business Applications

Poole trust targets staff ID card print device integration
By Neil Merrett
As work continues to reduce its reliance on paper documents as part of a digital records drive, hospital body also hopes to improve security, efficiency and oversight in its print operations
Applications > Business Applications > News
DWP sole customer for government-owned IT company
By Neil Merrett
Department’s formation of BPDTS limited company is not expected to impact Universal Credit benefits reform work or other ongoing projects
Applications > Business Applications > News







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