A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan that aims to fix years of IT underinvestment. Gill Hitchcock reports.
A Whitehall trial of the use of Blockchain technology for the payment and spending of benefits has raised concerns about data privacy and government control.
Buyers and suppliers have called for more guidance on security and risk through the next iteration of the Government Digital Service’s G-Cloud.
A survey has found that more than half of councils do not use cloud applications, while most of those that do are unaware of whether they can monitor sensitive information accessed through them.
HMRC is seeking a deputy IT director for cloud services to help implement cloud infrastructure across the department, nine months after failing to recruit for a more senior cloud transformation role.
Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of Memset, one of the original technical leads of the government’s G-Cloud framework, was a strong believer in the initiative, but now says her mind has changed.
Wigan Council has won Digital Leaders' 2016 award for digital council for its efforts tackling digital exclusion and improving connectivity.
The Government Digital Service has extended the application deadline for G-Cloud 8.
The Government Digital Service plans to update its Technology Code of Practice to encourage a more adaptive and innovative approach to technology use in government.
Microsoft shows a few of the ways that governments can turn data into insight
Microsoft makes the case for local councils to move to the cloud
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead says that a replacement for its customer relationship management system – which it compares to Amazon – is set to make initial annual savings of £83,000.
Microsoft looks at the digital infrastructure that allows cities to prosper
As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds
Microsoft surveys a handful of capabilities offered by SQL Server 2016
iomart reveals the five most important factors that lead to successful cloud migration
There is a still a gap between cloud awareness and cloud-readiness of organisations considering implementing cloud solutions, says Jos Creese.
G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.
Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.
Microsoft reviews the technology that can help police officers perform their jobs more effectively
Warwickshire county council’s head of information assets tells Gill Hitchcock that cloud technologies offer local authorities a range of benefits provided they do their groundwork