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News in Brief - February 9
By Neil Merrett
HP awarded Scottish Government desktop client devices framework deal, Treasury-convened group backs open banking standards and a remove service function is added to G-Cloud for suppliers
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Oracle expands UK data centre cloud offerings
By David Bicknell
Government welcomes announcement of investment at company's UK site as part of plans to offer Platform-as-a-Service functions to build on public sector interest in Cloud First approach
Applications > Open source > News
MoJ considers cross-government expansion of code share work
By Neil Merrett
Department has held discussions with other Whitehall bodies to improve sharing of tools, code and APIs between digital teams
Applications > Open source > News
Carrenza to provide production hosting for GOV.UK
By David Bicknell
Move follows earlier contract for 'staging' and 'preview" operations of GOV.UK
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London boroughs back common standards-led data approach
By Neil Merrett
Kingston and Sutton ICT lead favours more regional, decentralised approach to data sharing, but sees value of certain national initiatives for purposes like ID assurance
Applications > Open source > News
UK Environment Secretary opens the data floodgates
Defra's plan to publicly release 8,000 datasets over the next 12 is expected to drive innovation across the agricultural sector, but ensuring a sustainable, consistent supply of open data will be vital for further benefits, says Open Data Institute policy lead Ellen Broad
Applications > Open source > Features
Labour contemplates post-election digital landscape
By Neil Merrett
Shadow minister Chi Onwurah outlines data sharing and digital access as key tests for new government in meeting digital ambitions
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Highways England mulls GIS expansion potential
By Neil Merrett
Organisation’s use of mapping tools to inform ongoing provision of cycling schemes viewed as key exemplar to encourage further take up of the technology
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Liberal Democrats propose Digital Rights Bill
By Neil Merrett
13 step plan aims to reforms data protection and online privacy through stronger regulator and encryption technologies
Applications > Open source > News
Labour wants to bring council websites within GOV.UK platform
By Neil Merrett
Party sets out digital and IT plans including commitments to "ethical data", disaggregated IT contracts and common platforms for local government transformation
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