Civil service faces pre-Brexit battle with private sector for 'rare' tech skills

13 December 2017

Chief executive Manzoni lifts lid on centralised recruitment drive for digital specialists as Whitehall looks to bring in extra staff ahead of Brexit

Labour may revisit online-voting policy next year

12 December 2017

Shadow digital minister Liam Byrne suggests digital polling system is 'something we may look at' in the near future

The ten key questions – and nine answers – facing the public sector on GDPR

11 December 2017

With less than six months until new data-protection law is introduced, PublicTechnology hears from regulators and data professionals across central and local government about what they see as the major challenges facing them between now and 25 May

Hampshire County Council uses tech to tackle loneliness

7 December 2017

Hampshire’s director of adults’ health and care Graham Allen talks to Gill Hitchcock about using IT to relieve loneliness among the county’s older population and where he finds inspirational digital ideas

‘This does not feel like a good thing’ - G-Cloud suppliers see opportunity and alarm in framework’s extension

5 December 2017

Providers ambivalent as CCS and GDS head into a crucial period - one that will bring a potential £1.5bn opportunity, but lots of uncertainty too

 

Take this tablet - GPs to offer apps on prescription

1 December 2017

The first app library to be integrated in the workflow of GPs is shortly to launch. Rachel Pugh finds out more

‘Running towards change’ – government uses Budget to bet big on digital and data

22 November 2017

A comprehensive round-up of a wide range of measures that commit more funding, create new bodies and programmes, and change the legislative landscape of public sector technology

How to disaggregate in 18 months

14 December 2017

Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions applauds the Government’s guidance on Whitehall IT disaggregation, but argues that it need not take anywhere near as long as the four years suggested

Why the public sector should work more closely with charities

6 December 2017

Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels

Why some UK local authorities are stuck in in a digital Stone Age

30 November 2017

Ross Harling of Netitude lifts the lid on the findings of a study which shows UK councils are failing to recognise some major opportunities of digitisation

Data can, and should, inform better policy

21 November 2017

David Downing of SAS outlines why the government needs to make better use of its reservoirs of data

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