Digital ‘equally important’ as transport infrastructure, says Scottish minister

16 October 2018

The Scottish Government is to form an infrastructure commission to advise ministers on how spending should be directed to provide most economic benefit

 

South Kesteven innovation centre gets go-ahead

15 October 2018

University of Lincoln to operate new centre providing degrees, apprenticeships and short courses, alongside services to businesses, as part of bid to boost local economy

Why digital tracking could save firefighters’ lives

11 October 2018

A Welsh fire service is calling for technology suppliers to collaborate on a digital tracking solution which could increase safety for fire crews across the globe. Gill Hitchcock reports. 

'If none of our ideas fail, we are not being ambitious enough' - inside government's data science revolution

9 October 2018

Tom Smith, managing director of the ONS Data Science Campus, tells PublicTechnology how and why he wants to 'move the needle' for the use of data across the public sector

How can the public sector manage cyberthreats?

4 October 2018

In the wake of last year's WannaCry ransomware attack and a range of high-profile threats since then, PublicTechnology and Trend Micro invited a panel of experts to discuss how the public sector can build resilience and protect itself. Geoffrey Lyons reports. 

Q&A: National Crime Agency CIO on progress of tech transformation

24 September 2018

Following the recent annual update from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the law-enforcement organisation’s IT leader provides on update on the rollout of cloud and other technologies

One Team Gov goes global

17 September 2018

The government reform movement has snowballed to include both counterparts in other countries and the wider public sector. PublicTechnology went along to its first global event to find out more

Chatbots, free WiFi, and paperless councillors – Waltham Forest’s digital transformation

13 September 2018

Executive and political leadership at the east London council talk to PublicTechnology about their work to lead transformation in a way that benefits the entire borough 

We all need to utter the F word sometimes

17 October 2018

PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall looks at the public sector’s vexed relationship with failure

Sharing civil service smart-working secrets

5 October 2018

HMRC has been lauded for its adoption of flexible working tools and practices. Luke Heselwood of think tank Reform believes the department’s Whitehall peers could learn from the tax agency’s example

Digital Marketplace SME sales data shows clouds in the silver lining

27 September 2018

Chris Farthing of Advice Cloud digs beneath the headline numbers to find both good news and cause for concern for government’s SME suppliers

A vision for a Digital Scotland

19 September 2018

Neil McEvoy of Digital Scotland explains how the country could learn from the low-cost and replicable systems implemented by Estonia, and why GovTech is huge opportunity for the Scottish Government

Why 2018’s school leavers will keep learning, unlearning and relearning for years to come

17 August 2018

As techUK launches research to assess the readiness of students for the future working world, the industry body’s policy manager India Lucas looks at what lies in store for this year’s A-level students

Next steps for UK cybersecurity: legislation; skills; and security by design

8 August 2018

Talal Rajab of techUK looks at the key elements that are contributing to a hugely important year for cybersecurity in the UK