Conservative Party leader David Cameron has attacked the government over its £12.4 billion (US$25 billion) NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), claiming that ministers had "fallen for the sales patter" of IT suppliers and consultants.
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Emails released by the National Audit Office have confirmed that officials at HM Revenue and Customs did not want to remove sensitive information from child benefit data sent toauditors because this would cost extra.
Criminal charges for data security breaches such as that at HM Revenue and Customs could be brought against both organisations and individuals, if new laws proposed by the data protection watchdog are introduced.
The British government's CIO Council has agreed to implement a procedure to intervene in major public sector IT projects where whistleblowers raise concerns.
IT leaders need to prepare for changed business priorities as the economic climate is going to get harsher, the head of Gartner's global research, Peter Sondergaard, has warned.
Business innovation will be increasingly driven by collaboration with external partners and customers, exploiting Web 2.0 technology Gartner analysts have predicted.
HMRC is considering court action against IT services contractor EDS over the level of compensation EDS has so far paid under a controversial deal which linked compensation payments arising from EDS's failures in supporting the tax credits scheme to future government contracts.
A powerful committee of MPs has savaged the UK Rural Payments Agency’s disastrous implementation of the Single Payment Scheme for farmers, warning that the failed £122 million (NZ$346 million) IT project could yet cost up to £500 million.
The UK government has admitted that fresh delays have hit its scandal-hit Libra project, which aims to provide a case management computer system and infrastructure for magistrates courts.
UK Members of Parliament have slammed a £12 million (NZ$34.5 million) “backroom deal” with private company Dr Foster to set up a joint venture firm analysing National Health Service data and providing operational intelligence to healthcare organisations.
The British government failed to include IT systems for its Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) in its costing for the 2012 Olympics — and did not budget for them until 16 months after the games were awarded to London.
HM Revenue and Customs has admitted there is "more to be done" to provide a quality service after auditors revealed up to five million people could be paying the wrong income tax because of IT problems at the department.
The failure of the U.K. Rural Payments Agency's IT project to implement the Single Payments Scheme to farmers followed 21 major policy changes to the program, MPs have been told.
Image search firm Riya is to pull its research and engineering operations out of India to consolidate in the US due to rising wages in Bangalore.
Troubled UK National Health Service (NHS) software supplier iSoft has signalled that its £140 million (NZ$368 million) sale to Australian software company IBA is back on the cards, following "constructive" talks with lead contractor CSC.
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