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.
Exeter City Council and Devon County Council have announced a new initiative aimed at using data technology to reduce traffic jams around the city during its expansion.
Unifying ICT security contracts can help local authorities achieve big savings - and improve confidence in their protection - hear Sophos experts discuss during a dedicated webinar.
We catch up with the chief information officer at City of Edinburgh Council about the challenges she expects to face in 2016.
Public bodies and businesses are set to face new data protection rules by the end of the year, says Jan Albrecht.
An online platform provider owned by Kirklees Council has launched a new website for benefits enquiries aimed at saving the council £400,000 a year.
Strategic planning will become the most important skill needed by ICT leaders in local authorities, according to a new survey of chief executives.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has announced that Manchester has won £10m from government to support a test scheme for Internet of Things technology.
A technology SME chief executive has questioned the extent to which a proposed new Crown Marketplace will help small and medium enterprises.
Local government purchases through G-Cloud fell back during October following two consecutive months of rises.
Richard Blanford says local government needs to experience a compelling event before moving to the Cloud.
The ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will pay for.
Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).
The government has announced that 1,616 suppliers have been appointed to the G-Cloud 7 framework – read the full list here.
The European Council has approved a new €131m programme to harmonise ICT solutions and frameworks for government bodies across the European Union.
A portal to share open data between public sector bodies in Europe has gone live.
Government has signed a memorandum of understanding, allowing public bodies to access technology from with digital collaboration supplier Huddle at a discount.
Groups behind ransomware campaigns are set to concentrate their attention on local government in 2016, according to a report by security experts.
A new survey of technology SMEs has uncovered 'widespread concern’ that public-sector procurement staff are not using all available tools to buy services from smaller firms.
Government bodies are set to get access to a new range of open source applications for desktop, mobile and cloud after a deal signed by the Crown Commercial Service.
We catch up with the head of connectivity, economy and data division in the digital directorate within the Scottish Government.
Aberdeen City Council’s digital transformation manager talks about his work on digital with other councils and companies.