Articles By Tash Shifrin

‘Tesco in a box’ spearheads U.K. grocery giant’s U.S. push

‘Tesco in a box’ spearheads U.K. grocery giant’s U.S. push

Think of it as a shrink-wrapped grocery store.Mike Yorwerth is a man with a complete IT system and matching set...

January 10th, 2008 Tash Shifrin
U.K. legal payments Web site closed over glitches

U.K. legal payments Web site closed over glitches

The United Kingdom's Legal Services Commission was forced to shut down its new Web-based payment system for legal aid scheme...

January 8th, 2008 Tash Shifrin
U.K. politicians want to criminalize data leaks

U.K. politicians want to criminalize data leaks

Tougher criminal penalties for data security breaches are being urged by a committee of MPs as incidents where the government...

January 4th, 2008 Tash Shifrin
U.K. seeks to criminalize data loss

U.K. seeks to criminalize data loss

A committee of MPs has called for tougher criminal penalties for data security breaches as incidents where the government or...

January 3rd, 2008 Tash Shifrin
UK firms ignoring ERP, statistics show

UK firms ignoring ERP, statistics show

Research carried out for the first time ever by the UK's Office for National Statistics found that only 6.5 per...

December 12th, 2007 Tash Shifrin
Government lacks IT procurement skills, according to report

Government lacks IT procurement skills, according to report

The U.K. Office of Government Commerce has warned that government departments are increasingly dependent on outside consultants to fill procurement...

December 10th, 2007 Tash Shifrin
Failure to encrypt data leads to U.K. criticism

Failure to encrypt data leads to U.K. criticism

In a parliamentary debate over HM Revenue and Customs loss of 25 million people's records, opposition MPs have attacked the...

November 29th, 2007 Tash Shifrin
U.K. government defends security of ID cards scheme

U.K. government defends security of ID cards scheme

The U.K government has come to the defence of the security measures for their UK $5.6 billion ID cards scheme...

November 23rd, 2007 Tash Shifrin
Government urges data sharing pilots

Government urges data sharing pilots

NHS Connecting for Health is seeking interest from local authorities in piloting systems to share information between social services departments...

October 19th, 2007 Tash Shifrin
Committee attacks UK health program’s IT

Committee attacks UK health program’s IT

Members of Parliament have criticized "a worrying lack of progress" on implementing local systems to support the planned National Care...

September 13th, 2007 Tash Shifrin