Stories by Laura Rohde

UK government funds new open-source initiative

The U.K. government is backing a new initiative aimed at promoting the use of open-source software in the public sector, providing a forum for those working in the public sector to test and use such software.

Written by Laura Rohde07 April 05 07:54

Study: CIOs cooperate better and expect to spend more

Business executives and IT departments are increasingly finding ways to put their differences aside when it comes to addressing the information technology needs of a company, according to a survey of chief information officers (CIOs) and business managers.

Written by Laura Rohde22 Feb. 05 08:25

UK's Blair tries to allay fears over ID card database

U.K. Prime Minster Tony Blair attempted to quell growing concern over the security of the country's national identity program by threatening jail time for anyone caught tampering with the project's massive database.

Written by Laura Rohde30 Nov. 04 08:14

UK government hit with another large computer failure

IT system failures continued to plague the U.K. government last week, when as many as 80,000 civil servants working for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) had to deal with what is being described in the local press as the biggest computer crash in government history.

Written by Laura Rohde29 Nov. 04 08:02

UK to consider national biometric ID cards, database

U.K. government is set to consider legislation next year for the establishment of compulsory biometric identity cards and a central database of all U.K. subjects, it was announced by the government last week.

Written by Laura Rohde01 Dec. 03 07:12