Worldwide IT spending is set to increase by 4.2 percent this year as cloud and mobile technologies push growth globally, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

£8 million of new investment will help public bodies release data so that companies can develop commercial opportunities for that data. The funding runs to 2015 and was announced today by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and Business and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock.

Ainderby Steeple, a North Yorkshire village, has become the first in the UK to receive government-funded super-fast broadband.

Coventry's £40million Manufacturing Technology Centre is celebrating a successful first year with news the facility has smashed all its targets – six years earlier than expected.

Government Chief Operating Officer Stephen Kelly today announced the appointment of Liam Maxwell as Government Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has claimed that the UK is in a stronger position in dealing with cyber threats than a year ago.

The government has asked for feedback on its first two iterations of the G-Cloud framework.

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Sharing data across government can deliver significant benefits but a balance must be struck with privacy a senior MP has said, arguing that closer working with private companies could help achieve this.

Andrea Di Maio, an analyst with Gartner Research, has put his analytic skills to use in examining the Cabinet Office’s recently launched Digital Strategy, concluding that it contains several ’misses’.

The latest version of the G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud ii, went live in late October. Three quarters of the 458 suppliers on the new framework are SMEs.

NHS acute trusts in England will be spending £830 million a year on IT in four years time, as they respond to the axing of the National Programme for IT and other pressures, according to research.

Public sector bodies will now be able to buy a further 3,000 IT services through the cloud computing services catalogue set up by the Government, the Cabinet Office has announced.

Use of the innovative technology on offer at the University of Birmingham and the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, will help businesses save time and money with costly repeat experiments which normally go hand in hand with testing new ideas.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has partnered with Skyscape Cloud Services to host its GEMS Online staff engagement and innovation system.

The Government has announced the appointment of Joanna Shields as Chief Executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO).

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