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DWP writes off £34 million universal credit IT spend

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has written off £34 million relating to its universal credit IT systems and cannot guarantee the  infrastructure will support country wide roll-out according to the National Audit Office (NAO), with the government watchdog blaming lack of experience and frequent changes amongst senior management for the failure. The Universal Credit […]

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All change as Fife Council partners with Capgemini

Fife Council has announced a £26 million deal with consultant Capgemini in a move to optimise business processes and improve the IT functions used to support local services. The council selected Carpgemini as a partner in the four-year deal due to a proven track record of successful public sector projects with other government bodies, and the […]

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East Lindsey Council builds mobile app for smartphone users

A mobile application that allows residents without home internet access to use council services on smartphones has been launched by East Lindsey District Council. The application, which has been designed in-house, offers services such as refuse collection dates, reporting local issues, and how to contact specific customer service teams. “We need to continually improve access […]

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Why IT, not a task force, will save the NHS millions every year

James West says that we could all learn a lesson about the new role of IT by looking at the NHS procurement example. The NHS is wasting 500 million pounds every year because buyers are failing to get the best prices for consumables, with spending fluctuating widely between different departments and silos within the organisation. […]

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