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Predicting the direction of digital government in 2016
O2 public sector managing director Billy D'Arcy identifies devolution, IT procurement transformation and a push towards shared systems and processes among key public sector digital drivers in 2016
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Deep cleaning NHS procurement
Lord Carter's report into NHS efficiency recommended that there should be a single electronic catalogue for procurement across all health bodies. Helen Lisle, associate director of procurement at County Durham & Darlington Foundation Trust, provides a coalface view of the report's recommendation and the implications of achieving it.
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Building a bigger picture in Swindon to keep vulnerable children safe
Karen Reeve, head of children, families and community health at Swindon Borough Council, discusses the pioneering work the authority has been doing to ensure key information on vulnerable children can be shared more simply between health and social care teams
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The dust settles on Edinburgh's £186m ICT services award
By David Bicknell
Proposed contract enters Alcatel period; attention now switches to procurement projects in Glasgow and Kent
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SMEs are key to transformation of public services
Real progress has been achieved in making it easier for SMEs to do business with government. But further reform of procurement processes is needed to make them simpler and less needlessly bureaucratic, argues Naureen Khan, associate director - Central Government at techUK
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Government as a Platform: it's a business challenge
As the government steps up its Government as a Platform (GaaP) thinking, Steve Thorn, senior vice-president for the Public Sector at CGI UK, argues that the customer-centricity and efficiency equation must be at the heart of its GaaP approach
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Manchester city united in its devolution drive
By David Bicknell
Council leader Sir Richard Leese discusses the city's DevoManc devolution plans, the tight deadlines for delivery and the likely impact on procurement and the local digital economy
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GaaP: it's not just about the platform
When considering government ICT for the next five years, remember GaaP, procurement and legacy are all linked, argue Methods' Group chief executive Peter Rowlins and strategy director Mark Thompson
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NHSmail2: the dawn of a new era in data security?
Will the newly procured managed email service represent a brave new world? Or is it another hurdle for NHS trusts, asks Egress Software Technologies chief executive Tony Pepper
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G-Cloud Terms and Conditions apply
Is there a case for updating the G-Cloud Framework terms & conditions, to ensure sustained growth and opportunities for SMEs? Skyscape's Simon Hansford thinks so
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A manifesto for e-procurement change
Political parties have made increased SME participation in Whitehall procurement a key plank of their election platforms. But how they plan on working with existing and upcoming regulations to achieve this is unclear. Pedro Paulo, chief executive of e-procurement specialist Gatewit, explains
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Extending the G-Cloud template
Methods Group's Peter Rowlins offers an SME's perspective on recent Crown Commercial Service announcements that it will make procurement more accessible
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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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Enterprise Computing for Government? Yes, but only on enterprise terms and conditions
PSNGB director Neil Mellor calls for stability, guidance and sense in 2015 for PSN
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Is 'right sizing' the right answer for SMEs?
Despite the success of initiatives such as Contract Finder, Naureen Khan, associate director for central government and education at TechUK, argues that SMEs would be better served bidding for contracts they had "a real chance of winning"
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