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Thinking digital ecosystems in cities
Shared platforms and digital ecosystems in cities offer the potential to deliver integrated services, while linking data to drive better and more targeted commissioning. It's a bold plan - but the prize of unmatched innovation potential and significant digital growth is huge, says Tom Baker, Smart and Healthier Cities lead, BT Global Services
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Mayor's Office confirms the Met's £216m SSCL outsourcing deal
By David Bicknell
Ten-year contract hopes to realise net savings of £100m; TUPE legislation to apply for 439.5 posts
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GDS pledges to accelerate Common Technology Services
By Neil Merrett
Deputy CTO Magnus Falk says early work with Home Office to take more flexible approach to technology appears "highly relevant" to other departments
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Harrow plans web forms overhaul with cloud switch
By Neil Merrett
Authority looking at opportunities to streamline online service offerings to help realise improved operational efficiencies as part of channel shift aims
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Mobile technology: no longer disruptive but constructive
Making the business case for mobility is straightforward on paper. But, argues Ian Dalton, president, Global Government and Health at BT Global Services, too many public sector organisations are still struggling to introduce and manage mobile technologies
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Cabinet Office's new Oracle deal will extend scope to NHS
By David Bicknell
Increased scope will cover Oracle use within the NHS and apply to more products and services
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NHS Blood and Transplant seeks to beef up Whitehall partner links
By Neil Merrett
Transplant body seeks to connect web-based architecture of its new donor register with wider number of departmental systems
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Bracken outlines GaaP potential for criminal justice reform
By Neil Merrett
GDS executive director argues of benefit for cross government working and using technology to break down ministerial silos before stepping down from role next month
Blogs > Government Computing Network Blog
Sixth form college body urges holistic technology approach
By Neil Merrett
Further education association says that new technologies should not be used solely as a tool to drive cost efficiencies, but rather as part of strategy to improve overall standards
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Location, location, location
By David Bicknell
Moving departments out of Whitehall may offer economic benefits, but is there a subsequent information and knowledge-sharing cost?
Blogs > Government Computing Network Blog
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