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.
Microsoft analyses six common misconceptions about cloud migration
Almost a third of government ICT professionals don’t trust the public cloud to keep their data secure – a much higher proportion than the private sector.
Microsoft offers its vision for organisations navigating a cloud-first, mobile-first world.
There used to be so many ways of classifying government data it was difficult to ensure data protection. Now there are much clearer rules, argues Microsoft.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a tender worth up to £150m to replace its outdated and fragmented ICT system.
Cambridge City Council has unveiled a flagship initiative to develop a next generation cloud-based food safety management system.
Microsoft looks at how digital technology can improve firefighter safety
G-Cloud purchases fell by almost a quarter in February over the previous month, government data reveal.
Public sector ICT experts gathered to discuss the steps required if cloud is to become a firm fixture in Scotland's public sector
The Welsh government’s environment adviser is to migrate disaster recovery and application and infrastructure support to the cloud in a bid to consolidate its separate systems.
Think tank calls for ‘appropriate parts’ of HMRC’s Aspire contract to be included in new Crown Marketplace
The government’s promised Crown Marketplace online procurement platform should have its remit expanded to include “appropriate parts” of the HM Revenue and Customs’ Aspire IT contract, according to a new report.
Microsoft examines some of the key opportunities a CFO can gain through adopting the cloud.
G-Cloud purchases by local government made another steady rise during January – up 12% on December.
The Crown Commercial Service is on course to exceed the top end of its savings target for 2015-16, but director Matt Denham has spoken of the challenges the agency faces in the hunt for its own Uber and Airbnb equivalents.
Newcastle City Council and five other local authorities have begun to lend e-books and audiobooks via the cloud from mobile apps.
Government Digital Service stalwart Tony Singleton to take on new role at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Director for G-Cloud and the digital commercial programme at the Government Digital Service moving to become deputy director of the BIS digital service.
Kingston Upon Hull City Council has launched the search for a supplier to undertake a huge overhaul of its online services.
Local government spending through the G-Cloud framework rose by 2.8% during December after a large drop in November.
Rolling out text alerts, sorting out "crap" government IT, cleaning up data, and trying to recruit skilled people when the money's tight — there's plenty going on in the world of government digital, as Matt Foster found at the Government Digital Service's annual gathering.
Suppliers are now able to remove services from the G-Cloud they no longer provide, following the introduction of improvements.
Dame Margaret Hodge has led criticism of the expected appointment of a director of cloud supplier and online retailer Amazon to a senior board role the Department for Work and Pensions.