A disc array fault left thousands of Barclays customers unable to access their bank accounts online or withdraw money from cash machines in the south of England for three hours yesterday.
Stories by Leo King
The Conservative party has contacted the suppliers in the running for <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/government-law/public-sector/news/index.cfm?newsid=14638">identity cards</a> contracts with a cancellation warning letter.
A tax will be imposed on fixed telephone lines in the UK to help fund the rollout of broadband to rural areas.
This will cost every household with a landline phone 50 pence per month, equivalent to £6 a year.
The UK's National Policing Improvement Agency will set up mobile access to its central Holmes 2 investigation system.
The UK government will delete DNA profiles of 850,000 innocent people from its DNA database, but civil liberties groups said revised data retention measures do not go far enough.
The UK government has signalled its determination to press ahead with ID cards, in spite of calls from the opposition parties and civil liberties campaigners for the scheme to be scrapped.
NHS suppliers BT and CSC have until November to prove they can implement electronic health records.
UK government IT suppliers have a "free ride" on the back of taxpayer cash, with many of their contracts unchecked on value for money, a powerful group of MPs is warning.
British IT contractors are pushing for longer term work, even at the expense of pay, according to recent research.
It is vital that chief information security officers (CISOs) vastly improve their relationship with their chief executives as budgets tighten and they are expected to do more with less.
A specialist police squad is being established to help businesses in the City of London tackle data theft.
There has been a dramatic fall in demand for IT staff in the UK, according to a new report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG. But the fall in demand was far less severe than other sectors.
The IT systems at the Houses of Parliament have been hit by the Conficker worm.
Two Scottish hospitals have been knocked out of normal operation by a computer virus, sending key functions back to pen and paper.
A memory stick that contains information on hundreds of police investigations, possibly unencrypted, has gone missing.