Capita has won local government digital contracts worth more than £8 million. View this and other local government tenders released this week.
Local government spending through the G-Cloud rose between February and March - but at a slower rate than the rest of the public sector - according to government figures.
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.