Government’s use of Cloud Computing still lags behind other sectors, despite the G-Cloud push, according to new research from Cisco.

Those are among the findings of the Cisco CloudWatch Report, a research programme polling 250 IT decision makers in large
UK companies across five key sectors - Government, retail, healthcare, finance and service providers (including telecoms operators/carriers, media and broadcast companies about current attitudes and approaches - to Cloud Computing.


Lack of joined up ICT systems is failing the UK justice system, the minster for policing and justice has admitted on the day that the controversial Communications Data Bill was launched.  

Why is the NHS such a buoyant market for those looking to ply their IM&T skills?
There are a number of drivers in place that I believe will mean that the market for skilled IM&T professionals is likely to remain healthy for at least three to five years, and possibly much longer.
Firstly lets start with a little background.
A Berkshire school says it has reduced downtime and realised direct cost savings after investing in a new IT infrastructure that includes virtualised servers, desktop PCs and storage and backup from supplier Dell.
The Westgate School in Slough says the new ICT solution will also enhance education, enabling it to satisfy storage requirements for capacity-hungry subjects, in particular A-level Media and the video editing components of A-level IT courses.
The School,

Rising expenditure on public sector ICT and a recent 60% pay rise for civil servants puts tiny Gulf state Qatar at odds with the austerity trend among governments worldwide.

The Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) is failing to meet all the ICT needs of Scottish police forces and the criminal justice system, as well as facing a challenge in progressing to deliver lower-cost services.
These were among the conclusions of the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS) in its annual report on the state of policing in Scotland in 2010-11. 
The latest report, which welcomed a reduction in crim

Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington were brought together by the world’s first passenger railway, now the towns have joined forces to implement one of the country’s most ambitious shared services projects.


Senior public sector officials should be sent on annual training courses in ICT to improve the chances of better technology decision making across central and local government.