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 South East council is looking for a supplier to provide a private cloud customer platform solution in a contract that could be worth up to £75m.
Initial returns show another rise in local government G-Cloud sales during September – up 8.6% on the previous month.
Three councils are looking to procure a joint financial management system to save money and improve services.
Senior managers in local authorities have much greater confidence that technology can enable cost savings than the rest of their organisations’ staff, according to new research.
The civil service has "learnt the lessons" taught by the Government Digital Service team, a Cabinet Office minister has said, as Labour sought assurances on the future of the central government unit.
James Norman asks what local authority ICT departments can do to avoid being circumvented in public cloud decisions.
Council chief executives believe their chief information officers are more focused on whizzy technology than business needs, according to a new report.
UK councils can look to New York for an example of how to use data to drive service improvements, according to Socitm.
The government’s newly rebranded Digital Services framework is set to include three main categories, according to the Government Digital Service.
More than three quarters of council staff have not heard of the G-Cloud framework, according to new research, raising questions about government initiatives to improve awareness.
Disaggregation allows public sector ICT managers to cut costs, improve efficient and manage risks, says Simone Hume.
Three months of plummeting G-Cloud purchases by local government have ended after sales to the sector rose 29% in August.
Public sector organisations are considerably less enthusiastic about the cloud than the private sector, with implementation suffering from a lack of senior support, according to new research.
A joint ICT service agreed between two London councils could be spun out into a standalone company within two years.
Some councils are not doing enough to transform services and deliver digital services, according to the head of business organisation the CBI.
UK public sector bodies are spending more than £300m a year on the hidden costs associated with cloud computing, according to new research.
The local government market for software and ICT services grew by 1.2% in 2014, despite continued pressure on council budgets, according to new figures.
TechUK president Jacqueline de Rojas on the UK’s internet connectivity drought and how what local government can do to improve the situation in their areas.
Merging Councils' IT Services is all about the applications says Richard Ingram, Cloud Solutions Architect at public cloud consultancy SystemsUp, part of the iomart group
A change at the top of the Government Digital Service could actually benefit the organisation, says Ivan Harris.
A dedicated bus is set to travel round England giving local authority ICT staff a chance to learn how cloud technology can help reduce costs.