Government IT leaders least likely to get salary boost

25 May 2017

Public sector CIOs may get below average salaries and bonuses, but they’re still among the happiest of IT leaders

Universal Credit seeks booking system to support up to 30 million appointments

25 May 2017

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) plans to create a booking system that will enable Jobcentre ‘work coaches’ to more efficiently book appointments with claimants.

Audit Scotland suggests five principles for digital project success

24 May 2017

Audit Scotland, the independent body responsible for auditing most of Scotland’s public organisations, has released a new report detailing five key principles that public bodies should use to...

UK retains pole position on open data

24 May 2017

World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, releases the fourth edition of its Open Data Barometer, ranking governments on their use of open data for accountability,...

Social media used as key tool in wake of terrorist attack

23 May 2017

Public services in Manchester used social media platforms throughout the night to keep the public informed about the Manchester bombing.

G-Cloud 9 supplier list revealed

22 May 2017

The new iteration of G-Cloud launches today, with changes intended to make it easier to find relevant services – view the list of 2,847 suppliers making it onto the framework.

NHS cyber attack forces week-long council email block

22 May 2017

A council was forced to block all emails from the public and external organisations for a week following the NHS cyber attack, it has emerged

Election 2017: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

23 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.

Tipping point: Agile procurement is in a precarious position as waterfall looms large

22 May 2017

Government procurement has reached a fork in the road, says FutureGov founder Dominic Campbell. Will it continue on the path to agile, and start buying services based on trust and fairness, or pivot back to waterfall?

Interview: Hackney’s Matthew Cain on changing councils, chatbots and local government Verify

19 May 2017

Hackney’s head of digital Matthew Cain talks to Gill Hitchcock about redesigning parking permits, prototyping a chatbot and exposing staff to external good practice.

UPDATED: General election 2017: Manifesto round-up

17 May 2017

After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.

Election 2017: Party manifestos urged to focus on IT systems for Brexit and championing digital leadership

2 May 2017

As parliament dissolves and the date of the poll marches closer, parties of all colours are working up their manifestos. Rebecca Hill asks what they could, or should, have in store for tech.

‘You’re always competing with something’: EY’s global lead for government on recruitment in a digital age

7 April 2017

Ageing governments across the world are crying out for an injection of fresh talent. EY's George Atalla tells Rebecca Hill that they have plenty to offer - but need to change their approach.

Marginal gains: An incremental approach to transformation

26 May 2017

Budget constraints and practicalities might prevent councils from making large-scale changes to their IT systems. But, says Richard Whomes, even the smallest steps to modernisation can make a big impact.

It’s time for all the parties to do political engagement on social media properly

25 May 2017

Existing social media platforms aren’t providing effective political engagement, because they weren’t designed to, says David Evans, director of policy and community at the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Overcoming public sector patch paralysis and risk culture

17 May 2017

The global ransomware attack has been followed by an outcry about the NHS' reliance on legacy systems. Harry Metcalfe and Lee Maguire of dxw say you can't properly diagnose the problem - or understand an organisation's culture - from the outside, but call for technicians to be empowered to act quickly when security risks are identified.

Local election 2017: Changing council colours might not earn digital any go-faster stripes

9 May 2017

Last week’s local elections saw a swing to the Conservatives, with a few successes for Labour in the city mayoral polls. But, if the political landscape has shifted, David Walker says it remains to be seen if local government tech will move beyond business as usual.

‘A symbolic moment has passed’: Prospective city mayors have missed the chance to champion tech

11 April 2017

In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT.

NAO offers 'balanced view' of history of digital transformation, but GDS now needs to focus on Brexit

3 April 2017

Much will be made of the UK spending watchdog’s recent report on how the Government Digital Service is adapting to its new way of working – but the real test of government digital is more likely to be Brexit, writes the Institute for Government’s Daniel Thornton.