EC releases long awaited Cloud Computing Strategy

The strategy is designed to speed up and increase the use of cloud computing across the economy. Key actions of the strategy include: Cutting through the jungle of technical standards so that cloud users get interoperability, data portability and reversibility; necessary standards should be identified by 2013; Support for EU-wide certification schemes for trustworthy cloud…

The economic benefits of open access to Public Procurement Data

The European Public Sector Information Platform has published a report, attached below, which makes the proposition that open access to public procurement data has the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of future procurements, showing a real economic benefit. EPSI says: “Procurements by the public sector represent an enormous part of GDP in the…

ThysenKrupp wins £692k maintenance services contract from Wigan and Leigh Housing

Wigan and Leigh Housing has awarded a £69,880.00 contract to ThyssenKrupp Encasa Limited for the installation, annual servicing and day to day responsive repairs of stairlifts within Wigan Council’s social housing properties. The properties are managed on Wigan Council’s behalf by Wigan and Leigh Housing, an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO). The contract has an…