Public Sector IT

May 2009

  • Why we reject large-scale outsourcing

    Tony Collins 28 May 2009
  • Two senior IT users have spoken about the disadvantages of large-scale outsourcing of IT, in favour of keeping full control in-house. One is David Tidey, chairman of the Elite group for IT ...

  • The DVD Jacqui Smith is proud of

    Tony Collins 26 May 2009
  • The Home Office has commissioned a promotional film on ID Cards, which has been professionally produced, complete with its own music. It cleverly depicts ID Cards as if they were a range of luxury ...

  • 10 things about ID Cards

    Tony Collins 22 May 2009
  • These are 10 things about ID Cards from a little-reported Home Office document, "Identity Cards Act Secondary Legislation - An Impact Assessment", which was published this month and might not have ...

  • 15 key websites

    Tony Collins 21 May 2009
  • These 15 Web sites are said to have the power to make or break company brands. The list was published last year but most of the names still seem relevant, although some are of interest to a mainly ...

  • Famous law firm acts for ex-NHS IT head Richard Granger

    Tony Collins 21 May 2009
  • A law firm which represents Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant is also acting for the former director general of NHS IT Richard Granger. The firm, Schillings, says on its website that it ...

  • Senior analyst "nearly killed" by e-records data model

    Tony Collins 21 May 2009
  • [This is a longer version of an article on] A senior analyst at US technology research and advisory group Burton says the data model for an electronic health records system ...

  • When politics infects IT

    Tony Collins 20 May 2009
  • Too many government projects have become politicized says David Tidey, Assistant Chief Executive at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and chairman of the BCS Elite group of IT directors ...