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Public sector CFOs see digital technology adoption as top strategic priority
By David Bicknell
EY survey of finance chiefs also highlight need to drive cost efficiencies, possibly through automation or outsourcing; technologies cited include blockchain and data analytics
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PAC told ESN switchover date likely to slip further
By Neil Merrett
Service providers expect additional delay from need to ensure device link up with new network; government says it is comfortable with Home Office's "high risk" approach
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Barnet three-year review highlights £31m savings in Capita contract
By David Bicknell
Review earmarks delivery of IT and estates services as areas for improvement; further savings of over £2m a year identified; discussions on possible extension likely towards end of financial year
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King’s Fund urges STP perseverance, despite local authority engagement fears
By Neil Merrett
NHS England is yet to confirm if all 44 authority transformation plans for service integration and transformation have been completed as new findings warn of confusion among care organisations
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BEIS digital recruitment head to stand down citing GDS concerns
By Neil Merrett
Ann Kempster announces intention to leave central government role over concerns at what she claims is “slow dismantling” of existing Whitehall digital focus
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Science Office highlights AI potential, but signposts governance and ethics issues
By David Bicknell
Report discusses “special responsibilities for government which follow from its use of artificial intelligence and big data”
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Hounslow commences cloud-based case management switch
By Neil Merrett
Authority will pilot new system that will provide citizens with direct access to status of their online transactions as part of agreement with Jadu
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PAC urges DWP to explain policy changes impacting Universal Credit rollout
By David Bicknell
Watchdog sets 2017 deadlines for DWP to explain impact of delays on operational costs, staff and claimants and detail how it is addressing staff testing and learning concerns
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A changing relationship
By David Bicknell
Kevin Cunnington signals less adversarial, even nicer relationships for GDS, by working more closely with Whitehall departments
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CQC backs integration approach to address care standards fears
By Neil Merrett
New report praises adult social care providers for coping with demand pressures, but plays up need for better service integration through technology
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