Public Sector IT

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  • What competition means for Cornwall

    Mark Ballard 16 Oct 2012
  • As Cornwall Council leader Alec Robertson faces a vote of no-confidence today over plans to outsource £800m of public services, the proposals are looking weaker than a my-dog-ate-it excuse for ...

  • Cornwall privatisation hangs in the balance

    Mark Ballard 09 Oct 2012
  • Cornwall's council's unpopular plans for back-office privatisation are hanging in the balance after councillors complained they didn't know enough about it to give it their consent.The proposal to ...

  • MPs get in a funk over open source

    Mark Ballard 02 Oct 2012
  • The Conservative's open source technology strategy may have reached its culmination at a low water mark with the coalition government's renegotiated contract with Computer Sciences ...

  • NHS gives up rights over patient software

    Mark Ballard 28 Sep 2012
  • The Department for Health has given up rights over software delivered under the National Programme for IT.It secured ownership of the NHS programme's intellectual property in 2003 as contractual ...

  • Southwest One creative accounting for dummies

    Mark Ballard 25 Sep 2012
  • Southwest One published its 2010 accounts in January 2012.It reported 2010 payments to IBM, its parent, were down 73 per cent.Such a drastic fall in the single largest item in its cost account was ...