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Councils bid to keep local digital services close to local people
By David Bicknell
Leaders focus on scaling digital good practice, thinking beyond transactional digital services and using "flexible architectures, not platforms per se"
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GDS service towers signals disappoint vendors
By David Bicknell
techUK "surprised and concerned" by GDS announcing "significant change in policy" through a blog post "without any opportunity for industry consultation"
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Government SME spending tops £11bn during 2013/14
By Neil Merrett
Cabinet Office says direct and indirect spending has helped the government meet ambitions for 25% of its procurement to go through SMEs
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Cabinet Office expected to take pragmatic tower model approach
By Neil Merrett
Whitehall policy over outsourcing of disaggregated contracts for public sector IT understood to remain unchanged, with all proposals to be judged on departmental basis
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Government as a Platform: opportunity or oxymoron?
Professor Mike Martin of Newcastle University Business School argues that if Government needs a platform, then that platform needs to support the formation and governance of federated partnerships
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MOPAC issues tender for Met's End User service tower
By David Bicknell
Five year contract valued between £70m and £190m on offer for winning vendor as part of TTPi plan
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Tower approaches in line with GDS policy, departments argue
By Neil Merrett
Organisations stand by disaggregated ICT contract approach despite Cabinet Office criticisms of public sector tower model use
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Athena police system set for launch next month
By David Bicknell
Essex Police is due to go live on March 31, followed by Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk, then Beds, Cambs and Herts
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GDS says tower model "not in line with government policy"
By Neil Merrett
Current disaggregation approach to procurement deemed not in line with government best practice, as suppliers question future for upcoming tower agreements
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GDS rejects DSF2 cancellation arguments
By Neil Merrett
Commercial programme director Tony Singleton admits more needs to be done to get framework right; discovery phase set to outline direction of DSF3
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