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Almost half of companies worry that BYOD increases viruses

Monday 6th August, 2012

The results of a study by Lieberman Software Corporation found that BYOD (bring your own device) increases costs to businesses. Respondents were asked if they believed allowing employees to connect their own devices (such as USB drives, mobile phones, portable PCs and home computers) to the corporate network increased costs - with 67% saying that it did increase costs.

Six London boroughs agree shared services contract with Capgemini

Thursday 2nd August, 2012

Six London local authorities have signed a four-year contract with Capgemini UK plc.

The contract is expected to generate cost savings by phasing out older, outdated IT systems, securing economies of scale, eliminating unnecessary paperwork and streamlining processes in areas such as finance, procurement, HR and payroll.

Cornwall councillors approve part-privatisation plan

Wednesday 1st August 2012

Councillors in Cornwall have approved plans that could part-privatise some support services as part of a proposed "new strategic partnership".

The decision marks the latest stage in the Council’s proposal to find a Strategic Partner to work with the authority and health partners, including the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust and Peninsula Community Health, to deliver a range of support services.

Metropolitan Police start using the NPIA online procurement system

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has started using the National Police Procurement Hub (NPPH), which is intended to save money by reducing the cost of purchases and improve buying power. This makes the MPS the latest force using the Hub. Kent and Suffolk have also recently gone live, and a further 23 forces are working towards being connected.