The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has deployed a new ICT platform which aims to cut the time it takes to order x-rays and scans from days to seconds. The Order Communications System from IMS MAXIMS, has been rolled out across a dozen sites in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and will be used by around 800 staff.
The European Commission has revealed Malta is the European leader in eGovernment, beating the other EU member states as well as Croatia, Iceland, Norway, Turkey, and Switzerland.
In the light of this week's swingeing cuts to local government – originally presented as a mere 4.4% reduction, but which is now being positioned by Town Halls as more like pushing 8.9%, once Council Tax is factored out – can councils have any hope of continuing to function without clamping down on the very front line services both they and the government want to see protected?
Two of the largest suppliers of ICT and ICT services to the UK Government, Atos Origin and Siemens IT Solutions and Services, have announced they are to merge in a deal worth around €850 million.
A new report from CSC and the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) the information assurance arm of GCHQ has concluded there is a “willingness” within the UK Government and the wider ICT community to be more flexible on the topic of security governance – if it means benefiting from Cloud Computing and Shared Services.
The country's national security advisor, Sir Peter Ricketts, has warned government Departments to prepare against possible assaults on their Web presences by supporters of the controversial Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
A computer hardware manufacturer has become an Apple Solutions Expert in Education, it has been announced.
A new software module has been launched, which allows schools to engage in more flexible pupil tracking.
Salford Primary Care Trust has implemented an asset management software platform in a bid to manage assets estimated to be worth £43 million.
The Commons Health Select Committee has thrown doubt on Coalition plans for spending targets for both the NHS and social services in England and Wales, arguing the back office efficiencies mandated need to hit unprecedented levels of success to be at all credible.
The ICO says a Freedom of Information (FoI) request for the BBC to publish details of hitherto secret incentives written into its license fee collection deal with outsourcing firm Capita it has been ducking since 2008 is legitimate and the Corporation must comply.
Communities and Local Government Minister Eric Pickles has unveiled, in the shape of the just published Localism Bill, legislation designed to transformed “the relationships between central government, local government, communities and individuals” and also lay the foundation for the Coalition's “Big Society” vision.
Public sector organisations across the board have to deal with budget cuts and belt squeezing, all the while maintaining (and even, improving) public service levels to citizens. With that in mind, all are looking to drive down their cost base – and as readers of PublicTechnology.net’s ICT for Recovery campaign micro-site will be aware, technology is frequently seen as an enabler to meet those targets.
Prime Minister David Cameron
The Awards recognise some of the brilliant work done by digital specialists working across national and local government. One of our big ambitions is to make government more transparent, open and accountable and digital communications will play a massive part in that. I congratulate all the nominees and encourage all digital specialists across the public sector to follow their good example and innovation.