Over two thirds of British technology firms expect to expand despite the economic downturn, according to trade body Intellect

Bristol City Council has announced plans to boost its digital sector by increasing the number of opportunities for SMEs to bid for its £25m annual ICT budget.

NHS Direct has been selected as the preferred provider of the NHS 111 service in nine areas of the country, covering more than 30% of England's population.

A new centre in the Tech City is aiming to provide innovative businesses in the mobile internet and creative media industries with technical expertise, potential financial assistance, logistical support and access to more than 400 million Vodafone customers across more than 30 countries worldwide.

Peers have attacked the government's broadband strategy for creating a "digital divide" between cities and rural areas.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Trust have saved £7m for the Department of Health through a direct ICT tender.

A study of 630 ‘client-provider’ contracts worth £14 billion suggests that whilst many clients are happy to recommend their IT service provider, a significant proportion remain unsatisfied or indifferent to the support they pay for.

The south London council is to provide a new ICT arrangement for more control over its ICT services.

The government's G-Cloud programme plans to hold a series of events to pull together G-Cloud suppliers and match them with public sector buyers.

The Welsh government has launched a new health app designed to match patients with the most suitable NHS health services as part of an effort to reduce pressure on A&E departments.

Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has warned ICT suppliers that spending controls will be a "permanent way of life" and that poorly performing companies will find it difficult to win new government contracts.

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has put up £4.5 million to be made available to small and medium sized companies that can remove barriers to the adoption of cloud computing.

The Cabinet Office has signed new deals with Microsoft and SAP that will deliver millions in savings for the taxpayer by 2015, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, announced this week

Government Procurement Service has awarded a new framework for IT Hardware and Solutions.

The Government has published plans to establish an Open Data Institute in London.

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has appointed Heather Savory as the chair of the Open Data User Group (ODUG).


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