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Telstra sees Aussie government data requests rise by 3,000 in just six months

32 minutes ago  by Jamie Hinks
Telstra sees Aussie government data requests rise by 3,000 in just six months
The latest transparency report showed that it received 39,395 requests in the six months to the end of June 2014 and this included international agency requests for data.

The case of the East Midlands Ambulance Service's lost data

5 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
The case of the East Midlands Ambulance Service's lost data
The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) NHS Trust has lost a data cartridge containing 42,000 electronic copies of scanned handwritten Patient Report Forms.

Bristol City Council spends £1.5m on the G-Cloud

6 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
Bristol City Council spends £1.5m on the G-Cloud
Bristol City Council has spent £1.5m via the G-Cloud procurement framework on cloud migration services for its IT infrastructure, signing a contract with IT services provider Eduserv.

Socitm puts forwards “Local Government Digital Service” idea

6 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
Socitm puts forwards “Local Government Digital Service” idea
Socitm, the representative body for people in public sector IT, has proposed a “Local Government Digital Service” as an alternative to a LOCALGOV.UK site.

BBC aims to foster coding in kids with new TV show

7 hours ago  by Mark Wilson
BBC aims to foster coding in kids with new TV show
The BBC is looking to create a new generation of code monkeys with a programming push in schools throughout England. The push includes plans for several programming-themed TV shows.

Two thirds of primary school parents have no idea about computer science curriculum

23 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Two thirds of primary school parents have no idea about computer science curriculum
A survey carried out by Ocado found that the majority of parents didn’t know about the change in curriculum that is set to result in the introduction of new computing classes.

German employment minister proposes 'anti-stress' law

01 Sep 2014  by Nathan Chai
German employment minister proposes 'anti-stress' law
Germany's federal minister of labour and social affairs has proposed legislation that will make it illegal for a company to contact its employees out of hours. Do we need the same in the UK?

BDUK superfast broadband extends to Isle Of Wight

01 Sep 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
BDUK superfast broadband extends to Isle Of Wight
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), a government project to supply 95 per cent of the UK with superfast broadband by 2017, has reached the Isle of Wight.

FCO threw thousands of pounds into “social media training”

01 Sep 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
FCO threw thousands of pounds into “social media training”
A freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has spent £92,574 on “social media training” since May 2010.

UK government announces new deputy CTO

01 Sep 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
UK government announces new deputy CTO
The UK government has appointed Magnus Falk as deputy CTO to support CTO Liam Maxwell. Falk, who was previously CIO at Credit Suisse, will report to Maxwell as part of a team...

Bedfordshire and Essex join forces over Public Services Network

01 Sep 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
Bedfordshire and Essex join forces over Public Services Network
Central Bedfordshire Council and Essex County Council have joined up their IT network infrastructure services for the Public Services Network (PSN). But will it produce results?