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Peterborough City Council (PCC) is launching a cloud-enabled technology strategy to imrprove how it connects with citizens

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Fire service uses customer relationship management software to manage internal processes and freedom of information requests

Government digital chief signals move away from 'tower model' approach to IT outsourcing

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Government digital chief Mike Bracken has signalled a move away from the “tower model” approach to IT outsourcing

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NHS England director calls for a digital revolution in the UK’s healthcare service

NI invests £100m with HP to transform health and social care

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Alarming level of cyber threat set for a decade, says Nato

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The alarming level of cyber threats organisations currently face is unlikely to fall for the next ten years, says Nato

Open document formats campaign backed by EU digital commissioner Neelie Kroes

17 Sep 2014 CIO News (Loek Essers)

European government agencies should adopt open document formats in their dealings with citizens, outgoing European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes has urged.

UK political parties expand digital campaigns

17 Sep 2014 ComputerWeekly (Caroline Baldwin)

The three main political parties expand their digital campaign messages following the launch of TechUK's digital manifesto

EU data protection reform threatens NHS record-sharing plans

17 Sep 2014 ComputerWeekly (Cliff Saran)

Proposed changes to EU data protection law could obstruct NHS plans for seamless data integration across GP surgeries and hospitals

HMRC beefs up its digital leadership team

17 Sep 2014 GCN News

Former NHS Blood and Transplant Service man Mike Potter to join Mark Dearnley's team as digital transformation director

Home Affairs Committee urges passport management shake-up

16 Sep 2014 GCN News

MPs call for passport office to lose its executive agency status, citing management failings and staff shortages that led to application backlog this year

GDS unveils 'Gov.UK Verify' public services identity assurance scheme

16 Sep 2014 ComputerWeekly (Bryan Glick)

The Government Digital Service (GDS) debuts a system to prove users’ identities when using public services online, branded as 'Gov.UK Verify'

Nokia and Red Hat collaborate to create open-source telco cloud

16 Sep 2014 ComputerWeekly (Archana Venkatraman)

Nokia Networks and OpenStack provider Red Hat join forces so mobile broadband operators can create a telco cloud infrastructure

Government seeks £110,000 director for Parliamentary Digital Service

16 Sep 2014 ComputerWeekly (Bryan Glick)

Parliament is recruiting a digital director for the revamped Parliamentary Digital Service in a role offering a salary of £110,000 a year

G-Cloud migration to be completed by end of September

16 Sep 2014 GCN News

Cloudstore will close in late September as government prepares to complete G-cloud switch to Digital Marketplace

CGI seeks to expand patient records partnership with NHS trusts

15 Sep 2014 GCN News

20 trusts presently in discussions over developing patient records systems for their individual needs

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