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CCG information lead fears NHS data sharing “too slow”
By Neil Merrett
Timely data access within healthcare seen as a key driver towards paperless NHS
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Inflexible contracts only increase public sector open source potential
Proprietary suppliers on “thin ice” with inflexible contracts, but open source counterparts must embrace cost honesty, writes Hampshire County Council CIO Jos Creese
Applications > Open source > Features
Put digital reform at heart of election manifestos, think tank urges
By Neil Merrett
Establishing a single local gov.uk-style hub and adoption of a "Government as a Platform (GAAP) model" among key election opportunities
Applications > Open source > News
Newcastle-under-Lyme picks Microsoft EA over cloud and open source choices
By Neil Merrett
Council's decision for three year contract extension cites cost and time considerations
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Public sector embraces 'hackathon' innovation potential
By Neil Merrett
FCO, Environment Agency and LocalGov Digital among bodies hosting hack events seeking collaborative response to key challenges
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Open source use may rise where proprietary systems cannot lower costs
By Neil Merrett
Niche tasks still characteristic of open source adoption within the public sector
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National ICT plan for local government targets 20% cost savings
By David Bicknell
Category management strategy 'critical' to drive efficiencies, boost innovation and disrupt 'tired and medieval software market'
Applications > Open source > News
Socitm: CIOs "vital" to realising 'smart place' potential
By Neil Merrett
ICT heads key to developing 'smart places', while innovation body cites public trust as data sharing hurdle
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NHS eProcurement plan targets greater uniformity
By Neil Merrett
Amendments to NHS e-procurement will mandate all suppliers to follow GS1 and PEPPOL standards
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ICO report highlights security threats' role in data breaches
By David Bicknell
Report reveals top eight computer security vulnerabilities which may impact public sector organisations
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