Budget constraints and practicalities might prevent councils from making large-scale changes to their IT systems. But, says Richard Whomes, even the smallest steps to modernisation can make a big impact.
Socitm warns that councils lagging behind on mobile configuration risk shutting out users with disabilities.
European consortium will engage with local government ‘everywhere’ as part of open data project to give individuals greater control of their online data.
Executive agency announces shift in focus to surveillance, data, evidence, research capability and policy expertise.
Public sector CIOs may get below average salaries and bonuses, but they’re still among the happiest of IT leaders
Existing social media platforms aren’t providing effective political engagement, because they weren’t designed to, says David Evans, director of policy and community at the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, releases the fourth edition of its Open Data Barometer, ranking governments on their use of open data for accountability, innovation and social impact.
- G-Cloud pioneer will leave his current job at the Institute for Apprenticeships at the end of July.
Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.
Government procurement has reached a fork in the road, says FutureGov founder Dominic Campbell. Will it continue on the path to agile, and start buying services based on trust and fairness, or pivot back to waterfall?
Government must triple the funding for securing its online services, according to industry body TechUK in the wake of last week’s cyberattack which affected the NHS.
UK data watchdog says tools used in targeted advertising ‘have a significant potential impact on individuals’ privacy'
After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.
IT association says results of second stage of website accessibility test indicate ‘ongoing challenge’ for councils
Implied consent ‘not an appropriate legal basis’ for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind
Leaked letter from government's national data guardian Fiona Caldicott says patient records were being used to test and develop Streams app - not for direct care
Company ditches plan to sell business after competition watchdog announces investigation - a move that will see the healthcare staff that rely on the tech left with no choice of network
This year's DL100 shortlist sees Defra’s fishing licence service competing with DWP’s Check Your State Pension and Scottish government’s CivTech initiatives for digital public service innovation of the year
Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services
Think tank warns that Home Office systems are a “long way from a fully digital service” that is needed to deal with the surge of permanent residency applications from EU nationals as the UK leaves the union
Project plans include using distributed ledger technology to give healthcare workers secure access to biometric data from wearables
Funding for open innovation, the Information Commissioner’s Office and data skills also feature on Open Data Institute’s wish list as the UK prepares to head to the polls