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Articles by Gary Flood
posted in April 2013
Six former industry players, including tech execs from Compaq and Accenture, are brought in to sharpen negotiation and purchasing skills in central government.
Selfridges, which became the first British outlet to sell the new BlackBerry Q10, sold out first wave of smartphones in two hours.
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
Kalq, soon available for Android devices, re-orders the keyboard layout to speed typing with two thumbs.
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Two new reports say business and government organizations aren't making good use of modern technology.
People ages 55 to 64 drove increase in social media profiles last year, says Ofcom study. One in seven U.K. citizens still isn't interested in the Internet, though.
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
IT is distributed unevenly across schools, with 20% of secondary students never using computers for school work, reports European Commission.
Google CEO dismisses complaints of low corporate taxes, says Britain should be grateful for the economic boost the company provides.
Cloud-based government IT procurement model appears to be gaining steam after a slow start.
23% of visits to government websites are now from mobile devices, says IT trade association Socitm.
Greater Manchester National Health Service division taps Hitachi expertise for "informatics technology to manage and improve patient care and population health."
Bright Technology's eight-week course gives teens hands-on experience in building computers, programming and even interacting with customers.
IRIS launches OpenCloud Tax software to help business clients securely submit financial data to the government through the cloud.
New panel of IT leaders from industry and public sector tasked with helping government cut IT costs by adopting open standard solutions.
Brussels proposes changes to copyright protection legislation, delays planned tax breaks for British game developers.
National Audit Office launches probe into whether the government failed to maximize revenue from February's 4G spectrum auction, which netted only 67% of predicted proceeds.
National Health Service must become more like online travel and retail sites to thrive in the 21st century, says Intellect report.
New subscription service lets British commuters download short fiction pieces by popular writers.
IT hiring continues to grow faster than other job categories and the U.K. economy as a whole, finds KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation study.
Steetmap suit claiming Google uses "uncompetitive" practices follows announcement by six data protection authorities that they will sanction search giant for privacy noncompliance.
After two major IT failures last summer, the Royal Bank of Scotland now faces regulatory investigations that could result in further penalties.
MMC London Fund is mayor's latest plan to generate more jobs out of local high-tech success.
U.K.'s first LTE provider announces ambitious plan to double 4G network connection speeds in 10 major British population centers, with more to follow.
SoundSYNK, an app by Exeter University undergrads that harnesses cellphone speakers for surround sound, wins the British leg of Microsoft's global student technology creation competition, the Imagine Cup.
Collaboration software maker Kahootz gets U.K. government IL2 clearance, putting it on par with Microsoft Office 365 and other big players for government contract work.
New tax platform will require British businesses to file employee data in real time; business owners call new system overly burdensome and detrimental to growth.
Tri-Borough councils of West London say they can pare millions off operating budgets by sharing IT, financial and human resources services.
Rivals who complain BT gets too many government contracts for fiber optic rollouts are "copper Luddites" who don't want to invest in new technologies, says BT chief Ian Livingston.
Government group fears that new Universal Credit welfare system will increase fraudulent claims, not reduce them, because of poorly implemented detection technology.
Healthcare workers providing in-home care use digital pens to send patient information to and from hospital records systems.
Winner of technology competition has face recognition software and cameras mounted on outside of car capable of transmitting crimes via 3G wireless as they happen.
New digitizing service threatens to send the Lloyd George envelope, a century-old record-keeping medium used by British family doctors, to that file cabinet in the sky.
Welsh capital is the latest U.K. city to try to forge a thriving local hi-tech scene to rival London's Silicon Roundabout.
Doctors' demands mean the National Health Service's may soon be forced to allow smartphone and tablet use in clinical care.
Is a focus on niche technology rather than a more integrated view of the digital patient holding back the modernization of the U.K.'s socialized health system?