George Osborne - Spending Review 2015

ICT sector welcomes Spending Review

26 November 2015

The ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will...

Government Digital Service

GDS given Spending Review boost

25 November 2015

Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).


G-Cloud 7 supplier list revealed

25 November 2015

The government has announced that 1,616 suppliers have been appointed to the G-Cloud 7 framework – read the full list here.

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European ICT harmonisation framework approved

24 November 2015

The European Council has approved a new €131m programme to harmonise ICT solutions and frameworks for government bodies across the European Union.

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London councils agree joint ICT service

23 November 2015

Two more London councils have agreed to create a joint ICT function in a move aimed at saving millions of pounds in revenue costs.


Essex seeking to create Big Data hub

20 November 2015

Essex County Council is investigating the creation of a data sharing platform aimed at improving health, education, social and economic outcomes.


Academics work on cryptocurrency solutions for government

19 November 2015

A London academic institution will work with government organisations to help them use “cryptocurrencies” such as Bitcoin to transform services, it has announced.

Email security

Security professionals seen as 'no-men'

18 November 2015

Information security professionals are often unfairly seen as barriers to transformation within government, according to new research.

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Experts to explain coordinated protection approach

18 November 2015

A new strategy to integrate cybersecurity for network and endpoint can help organisations to deal more effectively with sophisticated threats, according to a public sector security expert.

Sally Kerr, City of Edinburgh Council

Q&A: Sally Kerr

26 November 2015

We talk to City of Edinburgh Council’s digital services manager about the opportunities presented by the speed of technological change.

Children's ward by Steven Depolo

Healthy relationship

19 November 2015

The Child Protection Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is set to improve the way information is shared between health and social care teams nationally. Karen Reeve explains how the initiative is helping to protect vulnerable children in Swindon. 

John Grieve

Q&A: John Grieve

17 November 2015

A chat with the corporate ICT manager at The Highland Council and SOCITM Scotland committee member, about promoting computer science in schools.

William Neil

Q&A: William Neil

12 November 2015

We hear from principal analyst programmer at Dumfries and Galloway Council about his current and future challenges.

Jane Morgan, Scottish Government

Q&A: Jane Morgan

2 November 2015

We catch up with the head of connectivity, economy and data division in the digital directorate within the Scottish Government.

Ian Watt

Q&A: Ian Watt

30 October 2015

Aberdeen City Council’s digital transformation manager talks about his work on digital with other councils and companies.

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Smarter state, smarter service desk

13 November 2015

John Duffy says the forthcoming spending review will mean public sector bodies should review the efficiency of their service desks.

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In the loop

19 October 2015

James Norman asks what local authority ICT departments can do to avoid being circumvented in public cloud decisions.

Simone Hume at Outsourcery

Forget the ‘big bang’

1 October 2015

Disaggregation allows public sector ICT managers to cut costs, improve efficient and manage risks, says Simone Hume.

 Jacqueline de Rojas  area vice president of Northern Europe at Citrix

Turning on the tap

17 September 2015

TechUK president Jacqueline de Rojas on the UK’s internet connectivity drought and how what local government can do to improve the situation in their areas.