UK government departments spent £4.4bn on technology in 2020

Last year, the UK government spent a total of $6.23 billion on IT, up from $5.95 billion the year before, a new report from market insight company Tussell suggests. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which, according to Computer Weekly, has several large ongoing technology programs, spent $4.96bn on IT between 2016 and 2020. The Tussel report states that more …

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More and more businesses are creating privacy departments

The widespread transition to remote working has put data privacy under the spotlight and organizations of all shapes and sizes have been forced to take note. According to a new report from privacy compliance technology company TrustArc, the number of enterprises with formal privacy departments rose by 17 percent last year. That puts the total percentage at 83, up from 67 …

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Misalignment between internal departments is hindering transformation

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has forced organizations to better align IT operations with business strategies. However, despite greater strategy alignment, there is still some disconnect between the two departments. This is according to a new report from technology services provider NTT, based on a survey of 1,350 organizations, which states that while the majority of operations teams think …

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Why the cloud isn’t just the IT department’s responsibility

Technology has been a saving grace over the last 12 months; allowing businesses up and down the country to continue operating – by facilitating remote working and in the shift from high street to online stores. It’s fair to say we would have been lost without it. And while many wouldn’t have been able to cope without their IT departments, …

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