Scheme costs 500 million more than anticipated according to PAC
Central government hasn’t been having the same success as local government in their aim to integrate back office services. The chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, MP Margaret Hodge has claimed that, “Government could save significant sums of money if it pooled back office functions such as finance, HR and procurement.”
Yet, the report into their attempts to date has been far from complementary; the efforts haven’t resulted in savings, in some cases it’s actually cost taxpayers more!
Is M- Commerce the future for Retail?
Over the last year there have been several pilot schemes in Asia which have allowed commuters to shop in virtual grocery stores with their smartphones. These stores have been built in underground stations, allowing shoppers to scan QR codes and purchase products on the move. They feature virtual fridges and shelves stocking life-size images of the products that people might want to buy…