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Plods roll out new Police National Database

The National Policing Improvement Agency, in charge of central British police databases, has announced the rollout of the new Police National Database, an intelligence-sharing tool designed to let coppers access information across force boundaries – a thing which was very difficult to do until now. "In many cases forces have …
Lewis Page, 23 Jun 2011
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Logica ups revs and orders

Logica had a decent first quarter and grew revenues by 5 per cent to £978m, compared to £932m last year. The reseller said orders were up 29 per cent to £1,4m. Logica's consulting and professional services division stayed steady after nine quarters of falling revenues. Outsourcing was up 13 per cent and commercial sectors up …
John Oates, 04 May 2011

Network failure closed hospitals to ambulance admissions

University College London hospitals trust (UCLH) has launched an investigation after a network glitch led to the closure of A&E to blue light traffic. The problem also led to cancellations of operations. The trust was last month forced to halt a number of services, including the cancellation of 50 per cent of its operations, due …
Kable, 30 Mar 2011
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Osborne tosses £3bn gift to the green elite

Something interesting is happening in politics at a quite seismic level, and as usual, the professionals haven't noticed. Let's start with the details. Last week, Chancellor George Osborne announced a new body that would make loans and issue debt. In a harkback to the 1970s, poorly performing and deeply unprofitable businesses …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Mar 2011
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Logica nets ten-year police deal

The Serious Organised Crime Agency has signed a ten-year deal with Logica to outsource its IT and case management systems. Alongside Logica, Detica, Qinetiq and Cable & Wireless will also provide the police with services. The £157m contract will give Soca improved ways to collaborate with partners, better use of intelligence …
John Oates, 11 Jan 2011
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Logica to rocket cloud revenue with 'exclusive' Microsoft deal

IT outsourcing outfit Logica has inked a deal with Microsoft to offer cloud tech to its Europe, Middle East and Asia customers. Financial terms of the agreement, which Logica described as an "exclusive alliance" between the two companies, were kept secret. The public sector specialist said it expected to see a 10 per cent …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jan 2011
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Fujitsu leads Home Office supplier spending

The Home Office paid Fujitsu Services £136m in 2009-10, with CSC, Atos and Raytheon among other major suppliers. Figures released by the Home Office to Kable under Freedom of Information have revealed the department's largest supplier of any kind in the 2009-10 financial year was an IT firm, but also that it splits its …
Kable, 11 Jan 2011
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Nottinghamshire back-end taken over by giant reseller

Nottinghamshire County Council is handing back office processes to Logica in a deal which hopes to save the local authority £5m a year thanks to shared services. The deal covers human resources, payroll, procurement and finance processes and is worth £7.4m over five years. The reseller and services giant will install an SAP …
John Oates, 06 Dec 2010
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FCO spends £39m with HP

HP took nine per cent of the money spent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with its 100 biggest suppliers in 2009-10. Figures released to Kable under Freedom of Information by the department show that the technology firm topped its supplier list, with Global Crossing coming third with £20m of spending in 2009-10. The …
Kable, 29 Nov 2010
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DfE spent £113.8m with Capita last year

Capita Business Services took 24 per cent of the money spent by the Department for Education in 2009-10 with its 100 largest suppliers. Figures released to Kable under Freedom of Information by the department show that the outsourcing company topped its supplier list, with Capgemini coming second with £33.9m of spending in 2009- …
Kable, 23 Nov 2010
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Plastic Logic rolling in government roubles

E-Reader prototyper Plastic Logic has hooked in some Russian cash to continue operations, and will be opening a Russian factory to start the manufacture of something or other. We don't know exactly what that factory will be making, or how much money the Russian tax-payer is investing. Plastic Logic officially gave up on the …
Bill Ray, 10 Nov 2010
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Logica salvages gov contracts

Logica has signed an agreement with the coalition government which should save its existing contracts, although it has agreed to some cuts - or "efficiency savings". The reseller said the scale of cuts was within forecasts and therefore its targets for the year were unchanged. Logica said it had been in discussions with …
John Oates, 28 Sep 2010

BOFH: Die, Robot

Episode 10 “A Security Robot?!” the PFY gasps. “Really?” “Really,” the Boss nods. “And we have no say in the matter?” “It’s a security thing.” “But our technical budget pays for it.” “Our Capital budget, yes, but the operational expenses will come out of security’s budget.” “So what sort of robot will it be – something like …
Simon Travaglia, 17 Sep 2010
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UK.gov awards managed services deal to lucky dozen

Buying Solutions has announced that it has awarded a two-year IT managed services framework agreement to 12 suppliers. The government procurement agency said the contract, which includes the management of servers, PCs and laptops, is now live at public sector and associated organisations. "This framework agreement caters for …
Kable, 16 Aug 2010
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Maude talks cost cutting with ICT suppliers

A group of prime government ICT suppliers has met Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude to discuss plans for cost cutting. A spokesperson for the Office of Government Commerce told GC News that on 8 July 2010 19 major public sector ICT suppliers were involved in "an initial meeting to discuss how money can be saved from the …
Kable, 09 Jul 2010
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UK.gov outlines £95m IT savings plan

Ahead of next week's emergency Budget, Francis Maude, head honcho of the Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG), has outlined plans to renegotiate government IT contracts to net £95m in planned savings. Targets by project have not been set, but Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Maude said: “Each project will need …
Robert Blincoe, 15 Jun 2010
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Defra spent £82m with IBM last year

Spending data released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has revealed IBM to be the department's biggest supplier. The list, released by Defra under Freedom of Information on 7 June 2010, shows that it paid IBM UK a total of £82.2m in 2009-10. The firm, which provides the department with most of its IT …
Kable, 08 Jun 2010
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Digital Economy Bill minister stabbed

Stephen Timms, the Labour MP and former minister who was responsible for guiding the Digital Economy Bill through Parliament, was stabbed today in his East Ham constituency. The 54-year-old is currently in hospital and a 21-year-old woman is in police custody and being assessed by mental health specialists. Timms was attacked …
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Logica says things less bad

Logica's revenue is still falling, but not as fast as in the last three quarters, the company has said in a trading statement. Sales fell two per cent in its first quarter, compared to four per cent which was the average for the last three quarters. Services and consulting revenue was down eight per cent, compared to 11 per …
John Oates, 05 May 2010
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Logica hits targets for 2009

Logica has hit financial targets for the year - revenues are down three per cent pro forma or up three per cent on an actual basis. The public sector specialist saw outsourcing revenues grow nine per cent but this was offset by a 10 per cent fall in consulting and professional services. Unaudited revenue for the year ended 31 …
John Oates, 24 Feb 2010
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MoD awards £540m extension to DII

The Ministry of Defence has agreed to the next phase of its Defence Information Infrastructure programme, provided by HP's Atlas Consortium. DII increment 3a, which the MoD agreed to on 18 December 2009, will involve 42,000 more computer terminals working with restricted and secret material at permanent MoD sites, replacing old …
Kable, 21 Jan 2010
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Scientists: Tasers work, but we don't know how

Despite the Taser being one of the most heavily researched less-lethal weapons in the world, its operational mechanism remains a mystery, a conference on non-lethal weapons was told. Explanations for the electro stun weapon's apparent ability to stiffen the whole of the human body without (usually) causing any physiological …
Mary Lane, 25 May 2009
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Logica says hard cheese to Dutch workers

Logica is cutting jobs in the Netherlands and has stopped recruiting in the rest of Europe. The company said that attrition rates had fallen from 14 per cent at the end of 2008 to less than eight per cent now. Logica said: "We are acting decisively to reduce headcount further in the geographies where we see significant …
John Oates, 01 May 2009
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Darling banks on offshoring to save UK plc

Budget 09 Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling presents his budget today as the UK faces its worse recession for a generation. And his big idea is using offshoring and shared services to cut billions of pounds, and thousands of jobs, from the civil service. The Operational Efficiency Programme promises to cut £15bn from budgets …
John Oates, 22 Apr 2009
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Logica snaffles police database deal

Public sector specialist Logica has won a seven-year £75.6m contract to build and maintain the Police National Database. The database is being created as a result of the Bichard Report into the Soham murders. Ian Huntley was convicted of the murders in 2003 and Bichard found he had previously "come to the attention of the …
John Oates, 01 Apr 2009
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NAO calls for better crown court IT

The National Audit Office has called for improvements to two crucial crown court computer systems In a review of the administration of crown courts, published on 6 March 2009, the NAO says the 20 year-old Crest case management system is no longer supported by its manufacturer and is subsequently vulnerable. In addition, the …
Kablenet, 06 Mar 2009
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Logica jacks ups full year estimates

Anglo-Dutch services firm Logica is upping estimates for the full year on the back of unaudited results for the third quarter ended 30 September. Revenue for the three months is up 7 per cent and the firm reckons growth for the year will top 4 per cent. Chief exec Andy Green said: "Although we are anticipating a tough …
John Oates, 14 Nov 2008
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Logica profits plunge

Restructuring charges battered Logica's first half profits despite first half revenues growing by six per cent, figures released today show. But the services vendor has shrugged off the bottom line slump and raised its prediction for full year revenues. For the six months ended 30 June 2008 revenues were £1.8bn compared to £1 …
John Oates, 14 Aug 2008
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Government waves cutlass at IT budget

Treasury minister Yvette Cooper yesterday announced a plan to look for wide-ranging cost cuts in government budgets. Martin Read, the government's Chief Information Officer, will look for savings in back office and IT spending. Other strands include collaborative procurement, asset management, sales and property. Read, ex-CEO …
John Oates, 04 Jul 2008
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Ex-Logica boss to teach UK.gov how to identify crap IT

The government has turned to the former boss of Logica to try and it teach it how to run IT projects and jettison them as quickly as possible when it becomes apparent they have got it wrong again. Martin Read, who was forced out of Logica last year, will carry out a review of the government’s £13bn annual IT spend as part of a …
Joe Fay, 23 Jun 2008
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HP pays $13.9bn for EDS

Updated Hewlett Packard has bought EDS for $13.9bn, doubling its services business at a stroke. The Silicon Valley giant will pay $25 a share for Texas-based EDS, over 25 per cent more than the services firm's shares were trading at when news of the deal first leaked yesterday. It will finance the deal through a combination of cash on …
Joe Fay, 13 May 2008
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Logica cuts 1,300 jobs

Logica will cut 1,300 jobs as part of a restructuring announced by chief executive Andy Green this morning. Green has been reviewing the firm since he took the top job in January. Some 500 posts will go in the UK. In Europe, where growth has been stronger, two per cent of jobs will go. The services company will take a one-off …
John Oates, 22 Apr 2008
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Logica admits outlook uncertain

IT services group LogicaCMG admitted today that its outlook for 2008 remains uncertain as it posted full year results that were below market expectations. Pre-tax profit tumbled more than a quarter from £116.6m in 2006 to £84.1m for the year ended 31 December 2007. Adjusted operating profit was up two per cent to £207.6m …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Feb 2008
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Logica boss says adios

Jim McKenna, chief operating officer at LogicaCMG, is to leave the company in the second half of this year after fourteen years with the firm. McKenna is not retiring - he will become chairman of Azurri Communications and chairman of Rainer - a charity which supports young people. But McKenna will stay in his post long enough …
John Oates, 29 Jan 2008
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LogicaCMG finds itself a CEO at BT

Andy Green is to become CEO of LogicaCMG, having been enticed away from BT after 21 years with the UK's incumbent telco. Shares in LogicaCMG jumped almost seven per cent on the announcement. Green joined BT in 1986 when the world of telecommunications was a very different place - the company had only just been privatised, …
Bill Ray, 09 Oct 2007
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Galileo scepticism rife even in Brussels

Reports from Brussels suggest that European and national officials are beginning to acknowledge the lack of any firm consensus regarding the funding - or even the need - for the planned Galileo Europe sat nav constellation. At a conference organised by French international-relations think tank IFRI, various government and …
Lewis Page, 18 Sep 2007
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LogicaCMG still seeing grey clouds over UK

IT services group LogicaCMG admitted today that it needed to improve "operational performance" in the UK following an 8.3 per cent year-on-year profit slide at its British arm. It said that first-half revenue from continuing operations was up 36.2 percent to £1.5bn, due in large part to a one-time gain following the sale of …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Aug 2007

Mobile phones are in the toilet, but no one's complaining

It's fair to say that it's been an interesting week for mobile phones. To start with, two separate surveys demonstrated the impact mobile phones and smartphones were having on people's working and personal lives. Among the disturbing statistics, a quarter of people in the UK admitted to answering their mobile while on the …
Billy MacInnes, 19 Jul 2007
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Logica reports revenue slump

Computer services firm LogicaCMG reported a decline in its first half revenues, ended 30 June 2007, but expects the full year to be back on track. Revenues in the UK fell nine per cent due to "anticipated weakness" in the commerical sector - half this was due to the loss of one contract. The Anglo-Dutch firm had issued a …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 2007
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Channel carousel sees resellers, execs change places

Microsoft laid its cards on the table - or its pictures at any rate - with the announcement of its table-top computer technology, dubbed Surface Computing. The top secret technology uses IR cameras to recognise and identify objects when they are placed on the table top which is also a 30-inch back-projected screen for a built- …
Billy MacInnes, 31 May 2007
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Logica CEO retires early

Logica CMG's CEO Martin Read is to retire after 14 years at the IT services firm. Read said he has hastened his retirement plans in an attempt to quell "unsettling speculation" following Logica CMG's mixed trading results which saw profits grow but shares drop. He will remain in the post while the board's independent …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 May 2007
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Logica sees profit growth

Logica CMG says profits grew by 30 per cent in 2006 and revenues were up 45.3 per cent. Total revenues were £2.67bn and profit before tax grew to £129.4m from £104.8m in 2005. Revenue from IT services, which makes up 91 per cent of the total, grew by five per cent on a pro forma basis. Margins for the IT services business …
John Oates, 28 Feb 2007
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Logica offloads telecoms biz

LogicaCMG has sold its telecoms products division to a private equity consortium for £265m. The firm said in a statement today that it would use proceeds of the sale to pay £130m into a buyback scheme for shareholders, reduce debt, and buy-out minority interests. Atlantic Bridge Ventures, which led the buying consortium, has a …
Mark Ballard, 20 Feb 2007
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Gov IT procurement talks enter third year

The government is expected to concede some precious ground to the IT industry over difficult contractual negotiations that have just entered their third year. The contentious new (now not so) model contract terms that were introduced in November 2004 against staunch industry opposition might be watered down to reflect the …
Mark Ballard, 08 Dec 2006
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Mobile telly is different

Traditional broadcasters need to understand that mobile TV is not just another channel but must be used differently if they are to get to grips with the new market. Content will either have to be re-purposed for mobile or created specifically for mobile phones to be successful, according to Logica content and media VP Richard …
John Oates, 04 Oct 2006
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LogicCMG gets euro tax deal

LogicaCMG was crowing today that it had a won a €14m, five year contract to support quality assurance and control of EC’s tax and customs directorate. To be honest, we’re not sure tying yourself into the Taxation and Customs Union Directorate General is anything to celebrate. Logica said large parts of the Directorate’s IT and …
Joe Fay, 27 Sep 2006
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Olympic Games committee shortlists IT firms

Leading IT firms have been shortlisted to run the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics Game's (Locog) back office system. The four shortlisted companies are Accenture, BT Global Services, IBM and Logica CMG. Locog is looking for an information system supplier to provide a single repository of …
Kablenet, 26 Sep 2006
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Logica feels the labour pinch

Anglo-Dutch firm LogicaCMG is stuggling to find the brains it needs to fulfill IT services demand in the West. In a statement accompanying its latest financials, it said: "The increased demand is causing some tightening of labour markets in our major geographies with the supply of new graduates in developed economies becoming …
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LogicaCMG buys its way into top ten

LogicaCMG is paying £882m for WM Data - a pan-Scandanavian services company. The price is about 25 per cent higher than shares have been trading at for the last three months. The takeover bid is unaminously backed by the WM Data board of directors. The deal will make the new firm the seventh largest IT services company by …
John Oates, 21 Aug 2006
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Net neutrality - the great debacle

Letters If you like to see a debate with subtlety, complexity and nuance, stop reading now. The issue dubbed "net neutrality" could make its final stand on the floor of the Senate this week, with provisions being tacked onto the mammoth update of the Telecommunications Bill. It's an issue bedeviled by bumper-sticker sloganeering, but …
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2006