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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

How the University of Leeds is using digital to ‘break down the barriers’ between teachers and students

20 February 2018

The institution’s director of digital learning professor Neil Morris tells PublicTechnology about the range of online courses the university now offers to learners worldwide, as well as how technology is changing the classroom experience

Crown Hosting CEO: ‘We have taken away all the cloud excuses’

14 February 2018

PublicTechnology talks to Steve Hall about the framework’s achievements so far, its ambitions for its last year, and the secret to a successful public-private joint venture  

Interview: government chief security officer Campbell McCafferty on his mission to make government ‘the hardest target it can be’

12 February 2018

First-ever holder of GCSO post discusses how to remove barriers, break down siloes, and ‘deliver much more consistency’ in security strategy

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

GDS offers £135k for delivery and support head

25 February 2018

Organisation seeks leader of delivery and support functions to manage 550 staff and £85m annual budget

Top-tier data-processing fees rise sixfold to £2,900 in new ICO funding structure

24 February 2018

Large organisations that process personal data will see their annual subsidy contribution rise from £500

Barnsley kicks off early-engagement exercise for digital-mobility plans

23 February 2018

Local authority issues call for input from potential suppliers

Opinion

Can digital ever replace a handshake?

21 February 2018

A recent remote meeting has left Arden University’s Dr Ben Silverstone asking if videoconferencing is an example of technology progressing more quickly than our ability to adapt to it

Does the UK need an IoT regulator?

15 February 2018

Marco Hogewoning of RIPE NCC examines what the government can do to ensure the internet of things sector has the right regulations and standards

Ensuring cybersecurity is vital for a driverless future

9 February 2018

Erik Silfversten and Nathan Ryan of RAND Europe discuss why built-in cybersecurity is as important a safety concern as any for manufacturers and legislators involved in the autonomous-vehicle space

Q&A