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).

The Home Office has saved £10m by running a key messaging infrastructure on open source software. The system, which is part of international border control, previously cost £12m over five years, a figure that reduced to £2m over the same period.

The European Commission wants to improve its free and open-source software repository system using an enhanced metadata specification meant to help EU countries exchange more information about their free and open-source software projects.

Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire look set to become the first police forces in the UK to share a common back office under a collaborative agreement with supplier Capita.

The Queen has formally announced plans to greatly increase surveillance of the internet by intelligence agencies and the police, in plans that are being labelled a “snooper’s charter” by civil liberties groups.

The government has published numbers on the cost of G-Cloud and Cloudstore and the savings the public sector ICT procurement framework is expected to make it has been reported.

Several large local councils have been making significant cutbacks to their IT teams, with some reducing the number of in-house staff by up to 90 per cent, a series of freedom of information requests have revealed.