Articles By Siobhan Chapman

London transport operator dumps card-payment contractor

London transport operator dumps card-payment contractor

LONDON - Transport for London (TfL) has announced it will end its contract with TranSys, the consortium in charge of...

August 10th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
SAP denies maintenance hike is cost-generating ploy

SAP denies maintenance hike is cost-generating ploy

SAP has rejected UK User Group complaints that its new pricing structure for maintenance contracts is unfair on enterprises. The...

July 28th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
U.K. Ministry of Defence loses secret, restricted files

U.K. Ministry of Defence loses secret, restricted files

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has revealed that 658 laptops have been stolen over the past four years. It had...

July 22nd, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
Carbon-free computing in the UK

Carbon-free computing in the UK

The U.K. government has launched a bold plan to slash the carbon emissions of its computer systems in a bid...

July 18th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
New UK government IT chief looks to cut spending

New UK government IT chief looks to cut spending

LONDON - Freshly appointed U.K. government IT chief Martin Read will head up a wide-reaching program to slash government spending...

July 2nd, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
IT needs to tackle ‘mediocrity’, says CIO

IT needs to tackle ‘mediocrity’, says CIO

Instead of starting from scratch, the IT industry needs to benchmark and copy best practice methodology, according to Government CIO...

May 12th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
Senior execs leave British Airways after terminal IT fiasco

Senior execs leave British Airways after terminal IT fiasco

Following the chaotic opening of Terminal 5, British Airways has announced that two of its senior executives will leave the...

April 16th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
Shell makes US$4 billion IT and telecom outsourcing deal

Shell makes US$4 billion IT and telecom outsourcing deal

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell has signed a five year, US$4.0 billion IT and telecommunications outsourcing deal which will see...

March 31st, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
Prime Minister Brown says Britain at risk of cyber attack

Prime Minister Brown says Britain at risk of cyber attack

Britain is under increased threat from state-sponsored cyber attacks, the government says, and it plans to spend on IT to...

March 24th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman
Software upgrade crashes Heathrow’s luggage system

Software upgrade crashes Heathrow’s luggage system

LONDON -- Leave your luggage behind, British Airways told travellers Wednesday morning after a software upgrade crashed baggage handling systems...

February 19th, 2008 Siobhan Chapman