Articles By Leo King

Britain’s land registry to cull IT suppliers

Britain’s land registry to cull IT suppliers

LONDON - The Land Registry will reduce the number of IT suppliers it works with in a bid to improve...

July 28th, 2008 Leo King
Hardware fault led to extension of tax filing deadline by HMRC

Hardware fault led to extension of tax filing deadline by HMRC

The problem, on deadline day for personal tax form returns, forced HM Revenue & Customs to extend the deadline by...

July 24th, 2008 Leo King
Criminality IT systems in the UK fail to meet expectations

Criminality IT systems in the UK fail to meet expectations

Despite billions being invested in IT, the U.K. government has failed to introduce about a third of the recommendations on...

July 18th, 2008 Leo King
MPs slam IT system problems at agency for British farmers

MPs slam IT system problems at agency for British farmers

LONDON - The Rural Payments Agency, responsible for paying subsidies to British farmers, overspent by...

July 14th, 2008 Leo King
Information Commissioner slams UK gov’t database plans

Information Commissioner slams UK gov’t database plans

LONDON - The Information Commissioner has slammed the U.K. government for creating too many large scale databases, without "sufficient openness,...

July 14th, 2008 Leo King
British Airways says IT system not at fault for T5 bag losses

British Airways says IT system not at fault for T5 bag losses

LONDON - British Airways has said its high tech baggage system is not at fault for nearly a thousand bags...

July 9th, 2008 Leo King
U.K. government exec studies how to exit failing projects

U.K. government exec studies how to exit failing projects

The U.K. government's newly appointed IT troubleshooter will examine how it can best exit failing technology projects, Computerworld UK has...

June 30th, 2008 Leo King
UK health agency loses 31,000 patients records

UK health agency loses 31,000 patients records

Unencrypted laptops containing 31,000 patient records have been lost by two NHS trusts.A laptop containing 11,000 patient records was stolen...

June 23rd, 2008 Leo King
U.K. government’s citizen databases slammed by outgoing politician

U.K. government’s citizen databases slammed by outgoing politician

The U.K. government's use of large IT databases on citizens has been slammed by David Davis MP as he resigned...

June 17th, 2008 Leo King
UK group: Next-generation broadband worth the price

UK group: Next-generation broadband worth the price

LONDON - Next-generation broadband will deliver long term cost benefits to the U.K., in spite of an estimated...

June 10th, 2008 Leo King