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First IT deal to break Whitehall's own £100m barrier coming soon

After a string of high-profile projects went awry, the UK government said no public-sector IT deal should cost more than £100m, except in exceptional circumstances. Now, the first contract to break the nine-figure barrier is set to be awarded.

October 1, 2012

Cloud computing? You still can't dodge data protection rules

Cloud computing makes it easier to shift data across the planet. But UK companies must not use the the cloud to dodge their responsibility for data security and protection, according to the Information Commissioner's Office

September 27, 2012

Affordable Nokia 610 announced in the UK

Nokia added the bottom-of-the range Nokia Lumia 610 to its line of Windows Phones at a press conference in the UK today (Thursday), saying that stocks should reach the shops in the first week of June. A spokesman said the 610 would be available from "most of the major operators at around £15 per month," assuming a two-year contract.

May 24, 2012 by

UK Anonymous branch takes down DWP site

A UK branch of Anonymous called the ATeam has claimed responsibility for taking down the website of the Department for Work and Pensions.The group launched a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) website on Friday afternoon after a Channel 4 'Dispatches' documentary found that the DWP had disciplined 992 staff in ten months over data offences.

May 18, 2012 by

Huawei to manage O2's back-end

The Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has won its first major managed services contract in the UK, with mobile operator Telefónica.The deal was announced on Monday.

May 15, 2012 by

CSC to axe 640 Lorenzo jobs, says Unite union

US company CSC is to cut 640 UK jobs relating to its 'unworkable' Lorenzo NHS IT contract, taking the total of announced job cuts to over 1,100 since February, according to the Unite trade union.The majority of cuts will affect CSC employees in Chesterfield, Chorley, Leeds and Solihull, Unite said in a statement on Monday.

April 23, 2012 by

IT professionals see wages inch up

Salaries for IT workers in the UK have risen by two percent in the past year to reach an average of £39,754, according to research by recruitment agency CV Screen.People with .

April 17, 2012 by

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