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).

A Government website that will save taxpayers up to £70 million by replacing other online public services is going live.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will give £100m in funding for nurses and midwives to spend on new mobile technology, such as digital pens.

Top graduates are to be offered up to £20,000 to train as computer science teachers on courses designed with help from Facebook and Microsoft, it has been announced.

The UK will invest £2 million to set up a “centre of excellence” that will advise other countries needing to beef up their cyber security research and practices, Foreign Secretary William Hague said at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace.

The UK's largest mobile operators have agreed to put aside their differences and speed up the planned auction process for the broader launch of 4G superfast mobile internet services in Britain.

Enterprise Ireland has ramped up its drive to attract foreign technology start-up companies to these shores and has London-based firms firmly within its sights.

American companies should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued on Monday.

Open source systems are ‘essential to business’, according to a report from policy advisor and former BCS president professor Jim Norton.

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