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2016 Socitm spring conference

Mobile responsive council websites on the increase, finds survey – but quality declines

12 June 2017

Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.

Collaboration

UK among 32 signatory countries to Tallinn eGovernment Declaration

7 October 2017

All 28 EU member states plus the four EFTA countries gathered in Estonia capital to agree deal to work together to drive digital-government policy

Police forces team up to procure £150k joint intranet

4 September 2017

Surrey and Sussex forces describe current set-up as "unstable" and "poor at delivering internal communications"

GDPR

What all public-sector IT leaders need to know to be ready for GDPR

25 September 2017

Victoria Cetinkaya of the Information Commissioner’s Office ​gives the organisation's top tips for government tech and data chiefs to ensure they are ready for new regulation next year

New investigatory powers commissioner to oversee all forms of government surveillance

5 September 2017

Methods including intercepting phone calls and bulk data collection to fall under the expanded remit of IPCO

 

Contracts

'Officers can spend thousands more hours out in the community' – inside Manchester police's mobile revolution

16 October 2017

Chief superintendent of information services transformation tells PublicTechnology how tech has allowed GMP to do 8,000 hours of extra policing and become 'the only force in the country' to equip officers with devices for both personal and police use

Data

Major report urges government to create dedicated AI programme for public sector

16 October 2017

A government-commissioned study makes 18 recommendations, including asking GDS to help create a scheme to boost public sector use of artificial intelligence

'Officers can spend thousands more hours out in the community' – inside Manchester police's mobile revolution

16 October 2017

Chief superintendent of information services transformation tells PublicTechnology how tech has allowed GMP to do 8,000 hours of extra policing and become 'the only force in the country' to equip officers with devices for both personal and police use

Leadership

Major report urges government to create dedicated AI programme for public sector

16 October 2017

A government-commissioned study makes 18 recommendations, including asking GDS to help create a scheme to boost public sector use of artificial intelligence

A checklist for shared-services success

15 October 2017

Jason Laroche of Arvato offers his to-do list for local authorities planning a shared-services project

 

PSN

What the doctor ordered

1 June 2017

An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation, according to Jane Rendall and Fredrik Gustavsson.

‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications

21 April 2017

Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety

Digital Transformation

Major report urges government to create dedicated AI programme for public sector

16 October 2017

A government-commissioned study makes 18 recommendations, including asking GDS to help create a scheme to boost public sector use of artificial intelligence

'Officers can spend thousands more hours out in the community' – inside Manchester police's mobile revolution

16 October 2017

Chief superintendent of information services transformation tells PublicTechnology how tech has allowed GMP to do 8,000 hours of extra policing and become 'the only force in the country' to equip officers with devices for both personal and police use

Tech

Major report urges government to create dedicated AI programme for public sector

16 October 2017

A government-commissioned study makes 18 recommendations, including asking GDS to help create a scheme to boost public sector use of artificial intelligence