Feeds

IBM wins borders deal

Pips EDS, Fujitsu to £3m agency post

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The UK Border Agency has awarded a £3m contract to IBM to set up its immigration casework management system.

The strategic system integration deal, procured through the strategic supplier group framework established for the National Identity Scheme, is set to last for three years with the option to extend for a further four. The Home Office said that further payments will depend on IBM continuing to meet price and delivery targets for the immigration casework (ICW) system.

IBM beat EDS and Fujitsu to the deal, which has been signed within the end-2008 schedule given by the Identity and Passport Service's executive director Bill Crothers in May.

"The ICW programme is integral to our work as we carry out the biggest shake up of the immigration system for a generation," said UKBA's head of immigration Matthew Coats. "It will help us to make fast and fair decisions and manage migration for the benefit of the British public."

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet's GC weekly is a free email newsletter covering the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. To register click here.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
Google bags OBSCENELY LARGE Times Square ad space for New Year's
Choc Factory pays millions for whacking new digital screen
'Cleantech' a dirty word for VCs? RUBBISH!
They just think the current schemes are terrible
Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search
Microsoft system will be the default for browser in US until 2020
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.