Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that despite “inconsistencies”, the UK is still a “world leader” in digital services.
A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found that the Border Force IT systems are ‘inadequate’ and that development plans are ‘unrealistic’.
David Cameron has called for industries to create fast-track visa schemes in the UK for talented workers.
Capgemini has won a seven year outsourcing contract to provide back-office processes to Norfolk and Suffolk police forces.
The Chancellor George Osborne called for continued support of the Government’s economic plans as he revealed strong economic recovery from the 2007 recession.
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS BS) has announced the appointment of over 20 law firms across the UK, to the organisations legal services framework.
NatWest and RBS customers were hit by IT failings on Monday after users of the banks services were unable to access online services or use cards to make payments of withdraw money.
David Cameron has arrived in China to promote trade links with the UK, in a record breaking trade mission, which will see the prime minster visit around 100 business people.
Research carried out by KPMG has revealed that outsourcing is frequently being driven by businesses’ need for improved customer satisfaction.
The Welsh Government has launched National Procurement Service (NPS), with a mandate of creating public sector savings while encouraging local firms to bid for government contracts.
Google appear ready to launch a data centre in Taiwan, the third such centre as the technology giant posts job opportunities for the site.
The Metropolitan Police have announced their intention to work with the City of London, creating closer links with the UK financial sector to crack down on cyber-crime.
Government plans to privatise three prisons have been ended after outsourcing group Serco, who had been positioned as the leading bidder, faces criminal investigation for fraud.
The Indian IT sector is expected to reach a value of $86 billion by the end of this fiscal year, according to Nasscom, with the countries IT industry enjoying rapid growth from in-demand IT exports.
Amsterdam, Barcelona and San Francisco have moved to create a shared services partnership for mobile devices in a bid to harness the potential of data.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ), have turned down a repayment offer from G4S of £24.1 million, for the overcharging of tagging services.
West Midlands Public Services Network has signed a preferred-supplier contract with Virgin Media Business, to deliver a procurement network designed to create significant cost savings.
Police forces in the UK are looking at increasing the employment of technology in policing on the front line. The establishment of a digital pathfinders programme across 30 police forces has reportedly driven the use of digital services in reporting and responding to crime.
British gas’ parent company Centrica released a statement today, revealing that the company has moved to rollout a SAP billing scheme alongside a customer relationship manager.
Airports are expected to have spent around £3.75 billion on IT spending by the end of 2013, with record investment coming as airports seek to improve the customer experience, develop data analytics and capitalise on the increasing use of mobile devices and applications.
The UK government has announced the creation of a new data infrastructure programme, the National Information Infrastructure (NII) will allow users to access real-time public data as part of a move to increase transparency and government accountability.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has urged SMEs to place pressure on the government and demand increased transparency and accountability from the public sector procurement process.
Comptroller of the Currency of the United States, Thomas Curry, said in a statement that financial institutions need to take care regarding the outsourcing of services to third parties.
G4S have entered a bid for a security contract for the 2014 Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow.
The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to reduce the speed of the probation services timetable to outsource services.
The Ministry of Justice has placed tender for a contract valued at £108 million, for application development, management and support, which will support the ministries ICT Future IT Sourcing programme (FITS) framework.
The UK Home Office has awarded a contract with a total value of £621 million to two companies to manage visa applications globally.
Smartphone giant HTC is rumoured to be looking into outsourcing phone manufacturing according to sources.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union is set to strike this Friday in opposition to plans by the government to outsource back office functions.
HMRC has published a prior information notice in the search for a supplier to deliver fraud prevention and tax credit intervention services, in a bid to cut down on abuses within the system which last year led to losses of £2 billion.
A new SAP study has revealed that Indian consumers are among the top drivers of mobile commerce (m-commerce).
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has posted strong quarterly growth, with net profit of US $748 million and a 14 per cent rise in revenue.
Despite past investigations into Huawei’s business practices in the UK, stemming from accusations of Chinese government interference and representing a risk to national security, Britain has moved to encourage investment from the Chinese technology giant.
Beijing Construction Engineering Group has agreed to invest in Manchester airport as part of a joint venture to create an ‘airport city’.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has moved to reduce costs by turning to outsource key
The Metropolitan Police have revealed plans to update its IT infrastructure after being criticised for outdated legacy systems.
The UK e-borders scheme has been criticised in a new report, with recommendations for a ‘total re-think’.
Airbus has awarded a contract to Atos, to develop, maintain and transform the enterprise management content system of the aerospace giant.
National Services Scotland (NSS), which supplies support services to NHS Scotland, are preparing to look for new services to replace outdated legacy child health surveillance systems.
Outsourcing provider Infosys has been awarded a four-year contract to deliver application management services to Japanese car giant Toyota.
Four major banks have moved to outsource data through a of a shared IT platform in an effort to reduce costs.
Gas giant Centrica has ended plans for a major UK gas storage expansion after the government stated that subsidies would not be available.
BT has had communications union CWU come to its defence after being accused of creating a rural broadband contract monopoly.
Public sector reforms are at the heart of a decline of the UK public sector SITS (software and IT services) according to new market research.
NextiraOne has been awarded a contract to provide infrastructure management services for Poundland.
MPs on the Government’s public account committee, have said that they expect costs for the abandoned NHS patient records system to rise above the current bill of £9.8 billion.
Smart meter manufacturer Landis+Gyr have been awarded a £600 million contract by British Gas to provide smart meters to the energy giant.
Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that there are a shortage of contract management skills within the civil service.
Public sector suppliers have expressed fears over the UK government’s move to privatise procurement services.
Outsourcing group Serco, which provides prison escort services to the courts, is set to drop out of the FTSE 100 after shares were hit by allegations of fraud and overcharging.