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Is the government delivering on its SME vision?
All governments pay lip service to the importance of SMEs. Three years ago the coalition promised to put its money where its mouth is and channel 25% of all central procurement spend through small businesses by 2015. As that deadline approaches, Kathleen Hall asks how much has really changed
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Volatile future in store for 'TUPE' staff
Since 2006, the terms and conditions of IT staff have been protected if, through outsourcing, they become employees of an incoming employer. But now the government's drive to use SMEs and changes in legislation means the future cover provided by TUPE may not be as effective. Terry Ernest-Jones explains.
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New Network Services framework shows early progress
In the latest of a series of guest articles about the public services network (PSN), PSNGB director Neil Mellor believes the early signs are that the forthcoming Network Services framework will offer both customers and suppliers more flexibility
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PSN - a platform for reform
The PSNGB trade association has published a whitepaper that discusses PSN's future development. It argues that PSN is a trusted platform for innovation and reform amid increasing demand for critical public services
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Labour's Digital Review: the emerging themes
Chi Onwurah MP details the three key talking points that have already emerged from the party's recent digital government review
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Making sense of BIS, DECC, and the SMEs
Mark Thompson argues encouraging SMEs to play a key role in Whitehall requires time and support, while new entrants must show they can be part of a mixed economy of large and small suppliers - and government must understand the value each model brings to the whole
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Councils saving millions through judicious IT sourcing
Jos Creese, CIO at Hampshire County Council, responds to today's BBC news article: "Councils 'wasting millions' ignoring government IT cloud"
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Transitioning to the cloud
Barry Phelps, programme manager from London Borough of Waltham Forest discusses the importance of a cloud model for public sector organisations
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Enhancing our digital capability
Kevin Cunnington discusses how the recruitment of 25 new posts will enhance the department’s digital capabilities and further change its DNA.
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PSN: a 'lot' of opportunity for SMEs
What opportunities does the Public Services Network (PSN) offer SMEs? PSN GB's SME director Ian Fishwick discusses the growing prospects for smaller companies in the PSN marketplace, and addresses the issue of 'lots'
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Yorkshire success is proof of the pudding for PSN
Jon Browne, programme director for Yorkshire and Humberside PSN, sums up a year of progress on the largest PSN project in the UK
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A digital direction of travel
By David Bicknell
DWP's new digital transformation director Kevin Cunnington discusses how the department will grow and develop its digital skills base for its three flagship programmes: Universal Credit, Single Tier pensions and Carer's Allowance
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2014: realising PSN's benefits
By David Bicknell
Richard Barnes, Head of PSN at Virgin Media Business, discusses the ongoing development of PSN from earlier regional procurements into central government departments and the drive towards collaboration and subsequent cost savings.
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Performing open heart surgery on an awake patient
By David Bicknell
The Skills Funding Agency's engaging CIO Richard Field discusses how his organisation's need to transform itself is pioneering a new approach in moving from a legacy architecture to 'digital by default'
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Universal Credit: deliver it when it's ready
By David Bicknell
The controversial benefits project is in disarray, as this week's PAC hearing confirmed. Now it needs more time if it is to succeed
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