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Editorial

Pickles confirms plan to change electronic agenda rules

26 February 2014

The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.

Features

Nonsense or necessity? Doctors divided on NHS e-Referrals

17 November 2017

With the deadline for going paperless less than a year away, Gill Hitchcock finds that front-line workers have differing views on health service’s tech systems

Interview: Tony Singleton on two decades at the forefront of digital government

15 November 2017

After calling time on a long civil-service career earlier this year, the former Directgov and GDS leader discusses how digital government has evolved during the 20 years he spent as one of its leading advocates

Virtual mortgages and online divorces – the future of government digital services

14 November 2017

Resilience and efficiency minister Caroline Nokes discusses the UK’s progress to date in the digital government space, and where its priorities lie now

Interview

In it for the long-run: Why Luton council signed a 10-year ICT deal

7 March 2017

Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.

‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county

11 January 2017

Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.

News

Driverless cars set for Budget boost

20 November 2017

Chancellor set to propose changes to regulation to help the UK ‘take full advantage’ of emerging technology

NHS looks to move data-analytics platform into the cloud

20 November 2017

NHS Business Services Authority issues RFI seeking feedback on potential benefits and challenges of moving Oracle-based system off premises

‘You should be able to see your entire interaction with us’ – HMRC promises to put its mountain of data to customer-centric use

19 November 2017

Organisation’s first-ever CDO looks to improve how the department processes and uses information

Opinion

Message to Amber Rudd: Undermining encryption makes us less safe

18 November 2017

Craig Stewart of Venafi believes that governments need to stop characterising the security technology as the enemy

The pros and cons of dynamic purchasing systems

8 November 2017

Ian Fishwick of Innopsis argues that, while the DPS model is imperfect, the government should be commended for trying new procurement ideas

 

The digital skills gap must be closed to make smart cities a reality

2 November 2017

An investment in skills is needed to create the cities of the future, argues James Milligan of Hays Digital Technology

 

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