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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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Plans to create DIY health service via mobile

The number of consumer mobile devices used to monitor and manage health conditions will reach three million by 2016 according to analyst Juniper, driven by the promise of patient convenience and the use of self-service driving down healthcare costs. With mobile devices becoming more powerful and ubiquitous, medical applications covering a range of conditions – […]

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Popularity of public sector IT outsourcing has created “recipe for rip-off”

The UK government is spending as much as ten times more on IT than the private sector, with a damning report by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) saying that a lack of in-house technical skills and procurement acumen have created a “recipe for rip-off”. Bernard Jenkin, chair of PASC says that several cases were […]

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Remote desktop support could net NHS 40 million pound saving

A pioneering remote desktop management and IT support automation project by a Liverpool NHS Trust could be replicated across the NHS, bringing an estimated annual savings of 40 million pounds. Dr. Zafar Chaudry (pictured), CIO for Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, says that remote management of an estate which includes 4,000 networked machines spread across […]

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NHS to enjoy IT budget increases

Almost half of NHS hospitals will see IT budgets increase in 2011 according to analyst Ovum, with 22 percent reporting a significant budget improvement. Investment priority is the controversial Electronic Health Records (EHRs) project, which is still unfinished despite using over 16 billion pounds of NHS money. Ovum says that hospitals will also spend on […]

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