Mike Bracken

Supplier body welcomes new Bracken role

26 March 2015

ICT industry representative body TechUK has welcomed the government’s announcement that Government Digital Service chief Mike Bracken will become the government’s first chief data...

Digital Marketplace

Council G-Cloud sales on rise again

25 March 2015

Local government spending through the G-Cloud framework totalled £1.93m in February, the government has announced.

Open curtain

Authorities named as 'open data champions'

25 March 2015

The government has named 16 local authorities as “open data champions” for their work on putting information into the hands of residents.

Teenager using mobile

Teens 'trust public sector most' with personal data

24 March 2015

Teenagers are more willing to share their personal data with public bodies than with private companies – including their service providers - according to new research.

Councils win share of digital transformation pot

23 March 2015

A number of joint bids from groups of councils are among 27 which have won a share of £390,000 from the Local Government Association for digital transformation projects.

Authorities to seek joint fraud solution

23 March 2015

A group of 10 local authorities has unveiled plans to spend £200,000 on a shared intelligence hub to identify and reduce fraud.

Computer user

The six types of security threat

25 March 2015

A guide to help local authorities understand the threat from cyber attacks, produced by central government.

Food Standards Agency chicken washing campaign

Social media - don’t be chicken

24 March 2015

How strong support from the leaders of a public service body gave staff the courage to create a successful social media campaign.

Data centre

Onshoring public sector data

19 March 2015

A majority of UK parliamentarians believe that UK public sector data should be securely processed in this country - what do councils need to consider when procuring data storage services?

Paul Lipman, chief executive of iSheriff

Four critical cyber security issues facing local government

24 March 2015

Paul Lipman suggests that local government organisations should look to the cloud to address growing security challenges.

Andrew Hawkins at Eduserv

Budget heralds digital step-change for councils

20 March 2015

Andrew Hawkins says the new role for GDS may prove less significant for local government ICT than other measures in the Budget.

Nicky Stewart, Skyscape

Tower of wrong

13 March 2015

Nicky Stewart takes aim at critics of Alex Holmes at the Government Digital Service, who recently announced the government is moving away from the tower model for running ICT services.