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A taskforce into digital skills established by Labour leader Ed Miliband is seeking views on how the UK can boost the ICT capabilities of employees.
Half of public sector organisations are unaware of a proposed European regulation which would increase data protection requirements and increase the level of fines for breaches to €1 million, according to a new survey.
Scottish local authorities are set to participate in a new Big Data innovation centre, which will launch later this year following funding approval announced today.

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Siobhan Coughlan, programme manager as part of productivity team at the Local Government Association, describes negotiations that led to the extension of support for Microsoft XP for public bodies, as well as PSN compliance.
Procurement rules have long been denounced as tangled by local government. Joshua Chambers reports on new reforms seeking to allow officers greater freedom.
A week ago, Shetland Islands Council turned on its new network, linking 60 properties, many in remote locations, to the web. PublicTechnology talks to Stuart Moncrieff, the council’s executive ICT manager, about the challenges involved.


Councils need to appoint chief information officers to align digital departments with the wider local government transformation agenda, according to Mike Blackburn.
Cognitive computing has the promise to become a major asset in helping councils to work smarter, says Mark Say.
Pedro Paulo says a suite of recommendations by MPs could help improve procurement by local authorities, but only if properly managed.