Friday, July 29, 2011
Pickles: Audit Commission to Outsource all Public Audit Work to Private Sector From 2012
The Audit Commission will outsource all its in-house local public audit work to the private sector in the next financial year, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has confirmed.
Capita to Help Streamline Melin Homes Operations
Capita's software services division announces it has secured a five year contract with Melin Homes, a provider of affordable homes in south east Wales, to enable a number of its departments to work as one collective team.
Everything Everywhere Saves £21m with IT Integration
Everything Everywhere, formerly T-Mobile and Orange, has reported savings of £21 million in the first half of the year following IT integration work.
Intellect, ICT Trade Body, Respond to PASC Report on Government and IT Contracts
Intellect has said that the recent PASC report on government and IT includes allegations of anti-competitive behaviour and collusion, and suggestions of a 'cartel' operating in the ICT industry.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Imperial College London Given £5.9m Grant to Research Smart Cities
Researchers from Imperial College London are embarking on a programme to transform the way that our cities are used.
Aegis to Open Call Centre in Manchester
Up to 600 new Manchester jobs will be created when the global firm Aegis opens a new call centre in the Piccadilly Gardens area of the city.
Fujitsu Fixing Post Office Offline Fault
The crash left customers unable to use their card accounts as well as debit or credit cards when chip-and-pin keypads went offline.
Suffolk Council Replaces Andrea Hill With Interim Boss
An interim chief executive is in place at Suffolk County Council after former boss Andrea Hill resigned.
Universities Merging Services Could Mean Job Losses, Says Unite
The merging of the academic and other services provided by the UK’s 160 universities could lead to job losses, Unite, the largest union in the country, has warned.
Global Imaging Acquires Managed Print Services Firm Xerographic
Global Imaging Systems, a Xerox company, has acquired Xerographic Solutions, a New York-based provider of managed print and network services.