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Greater Manchester set to get control of its £6bn health care budget Details of plan remain scarce, though proposals likely to come into force by 2016 Public Services > Devolved > News
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Blue light

Airwave and Vodafone out of ESN contest as Home Office prunes shortlist
By Neil Merrett
Airwave and Vodafone not included in updated list of suppliers competing for agreement
Public Services > Blue light > News
Superfast drives Dorset thinking as council ponders struggle to sign up PSN partners
By David Bicknell
Report suggests DPSN partners failed to invest enough time in supporting Kcom business development activity; schools currently connected to DPSN to consider alternative broadband deals
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Central Government

GDS service towers signals disappoint vendors
By David Bicknell
techUK "surprised and concerned" by GDS announcing "significant change in policy" through a blog post "without any opportunity for industry consultation"
Public Services > Central government > News
MoJ set to launch digital plea service for motorists
By Neil Merrett
New secure website will allow individuals to respond to motoring offence charges online as part of wider court modernisation strategy
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

Councils bid to keep local digital services close to local people
By David Bicknell
Leaders focus on scaling digital good practice, thinking beyond transactional digital services and using "flexible architectures, not platforms per se"
Management > CIO > News
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

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Healthcare

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
Greater Manchester set to get control of its £6bn health care budget
By David Bicknell
Details of plan remain scarce, though proposals likely to come into force by 2016
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Police

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
MOPAC issues tender for Met's End User service tower
By David Bicknell
Five year contract valued between £70m and £190m on offer for winning vendor as part of TTPi plan
Infrastructure > Devices > News

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Education

AXELOS publishes Newcastle University ITIL study
By Neil Merrett
New findings outline the importance of change management and early engagement with colleagues to ensure best practice around IT use in organisations
Public Services > Education > News
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

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National Security

MOD calls on Deloitte's help for tri-service recruitment project
By David Bicknell
Deloitte gains £3.2m contract to provide "external assistance" to progress underpinning IT system for RPP
Public Services > Central government > News
MoJ awards FITS application tower contract to CGI
By Neil Merrett
Contract to supply MoJ with technical support services, follows up MoD security vetting deal signed this week
Public Services > Justice > News

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Geographical Information

Greater Manchester set to get control of its £6bn health care budget
By David Bicknell
Details of plan remain scarce, though proposals likely to come into force by 2016
Public Services > Devolved > News
Welsh government digital reform plans questioned
By Neil Merrett
GovCamp Cymru organiser also notes a lack of momentum among councils in reforming operations around interoperable systems and shared platforms
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Justice

MoJ set to launch digital plea service for motorists
By Neil Merrett
New secure website will allow individuals to respond to motoring offence charges online as part of wider court modernisation strategy
Public Services > Central government > News
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

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Transport

TfL picks Atos for Primary Service Desk role
By Neil Merrett
£6m valued contract will form key component of wider SIAM and towers model IT transformation plan
Services > SIAM > News
Technology key to delivering "biggest upgrade to roads in a generation"
By David Bicknell
£15bn programme laid before Parliament guarantees 38 technological dependent Highways Agency projects under new legislation
Business > Transformation > News






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