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Birmingham to boost staffing for ICT contract oversight

4 March 2015

Birmingham City Council is set to beef up its in-house ICT capability in order to better manage its outsourced joint venture arrangements with supplier Capita.

Partnership launched to ease data sharing

3 March 2015

A new partnership has been launched aimed at making data sharing safer for public services.

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Council website progress "too slow"

1 March 2015

Local government's progress on digital transformation is too slow for it to save council services, according to this year’s detailed review of council websites by Socitm.

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The 20 best UK local authority websites 2015

1 March 2015

Does your council appear on this year’s list of top performing council websites produced by Socitm?

Weekly tenders update

27 February 2015

Bristol City Council has launched a £1m tender to provide 76km of ducting to provide wireless services in an enterprise zone.

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Download: ENISA releases cloud procurement guide

26 February 2015

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a step-by-step guide for public sector bodies on procuring cloud services.

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Healthy debate

4 March 2015

A recent round table assessed the potential of digital and data in transforming, enhancing and reimagining healthcare.

Skyscape Data and Cloud Survey

Offshoring provides major barrier to cloud adoption

19 February 2015

A survey of UK Parliamentarians shows there is significant concern that offshoring data is hindering local government cloud.


Artificial intelligence services

18 February 2015
How government organisations across the world are using artificial intelligence in everything from law enforcement to medicine.
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G-Cloud is more than a framework

24 February 2015

The G-Cloud framework must not lose sight of its core messaging when it comes to driving good cloud policies and practices, according to Peter Groucutt.

Harry Metcalfe, managing director at dxw

Does the CCS hand know what the GDS hand is doing?

18 February 2015

So the government is to retain agile services on the Digital Marketplace after all. But, even with this last-minute reprieve granted, the whole episode begs numerous questions, says Harry Metcalfe.

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Mind the GaaP

18 February 2015
Government as a Platform can help SMEs compete with larger enterprises for public contracts, says Pedro Paulo.