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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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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
Enfield appoints Civica for integrated housing management solution
By Neil Merrett
£1m contract will see company expanding collaboration with authority to implement cloud-based technology that will be integrated with other welfare services
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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CRM

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
MoD gets top billing as Microsoft Cloud makes UK debut
By David Bicknell
Department will use Office 365 and Azure and will be a key exemplar for public sector adoption of cloud services for digital and service transformation
Public Services > Central government > 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

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
GaaP focus at heart of GDS summer recruitment push
Organisation looking to appoint multiple development staff as well as technical architects and an open source leader to support cross departmental work
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

Treasury committee fears digital tax overhaul is being rushed
By Neil Merrett
Andrew Tyrie says more time should be allowed to scrutinise feedback of ambitious digital strategy to ensure maximum benefits for users by addressing current implementation conkers
Public Services > Central government > News
Digital Catapult targets IoT shake up with London network launch
By Neil Merrett
Partnership formed with tech companies and academic institutions aims to provide 50 LPWAN base stations around capital to try and drive service innovation and uptake
Public Services > Central government > News

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Business Applications

Home Office revises ESN device procurement aims
By Neil Merrett
Fresh PIN issued ahead of further market engagement to obtain devices, accessories and support services with aims to commence procurement from Q2 2017
Applications > Business Applications > News
CCS urged to beef up marketing of Network Services framework
By David Bicknell
Supplier group Innopsis raises concern that although usage of RM1045 is accelerating, the actual revenue generated by the framework is just £60m
Applications > Business Applications > News







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