Did you know? A new survey by Reconnix reveals that more than half of UK private and public sector organisations will spend at least 20% of their IT budget on open source applications and software within five years.
June 24th, 2013

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The Future of Public Sector Information Management and ICT event, organised by Inside Government, was held on June 19th in London to discuss ‘new technology innovations such as cloud computing, and the government’s commitment to opening up access to data’.

Open data and transparency discussed at Future of Public Sector ICT event
New Services

Tunstall Healthcare has teamed up with Argenti Telehealthcare Partnership to deliver telecare services to vulnerable adults in Hampshire.

Tunstall Healthcare joins Argenti Telehealthcare Partnership in Hampshire

A telecare event was hosted by the Trafford Council and Age UK Trafford to highlight the popular, highly-effective telecare alarm-linked and monitoring/response services and was deemed by the council as a huge success.

Trafford Council and Age UK hold telecare event

HMRC will become the first central government department to use Identity Assurance (IDA), one set of secure login details to access all online public services, and will be a key component of Pay As You Earn Online.

HMRC will be first central government department to use Identity Assurance

So far, 12,000 people have signed up to a social media website called BigWhiteWall.com aimed to help members of the armed forces and their families talk about their problems.

12,000 sign up to social media website for armed forces
New Product / Technology

Cheshire West and Chester Council has claimed to save £1 million with budget and forecasting solution, Collaborative Planning.

Cheshire West and Chester Council saves £1 million with Collaborative Planning

The government has accepted that its G-Cloud programme has ‘more to do’ to convince users of its benefits. Departments are being encouraged to ‘take a risk’ and use its services.

Former G-Cloud head calls for departments to ‘take a risk’ with the programme

The UK Home Office is investing GBP 4 million on a cyber-awareness campaign to teach businesses and citizens about the risk of hacker threats.

UK Home Office to invest £4 million on cyber-awareness campaign

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and The Shareholder Executive has published a policy paper titled Information Economy Strategy which ‘sets out a plan for government and industry to continue to work together to promote the success of the UK information economy sector’.

Information Economy Strategy to 'ensure citizens benefit from the digital age'
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