Headlines, PublicNet: 2 September, 2013

The Metropolitan Police should replace out-of-date, ineffective and overly-expensive systems and invest in new technology. The call comes in a report from the London Assembly.

Decades of under investment has left the Met with 750 separate systems, of which 70 per cent are already redundant. This will rise to 90 per cent by 2015. Some 85 per cent of its ICT budget is spent on maintaining old technology, some of which dates back to the 1970s.

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