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Digital Marketplace set for cyber security changes

27 August 2015

The government is to consult on changes aimed assuring public sector customers that cyber security suppliers appointed through the Digital Marketplace framework meet newly revised...

Servers and cables

SCC wins Oxford ICT infrastructure contract

26 August 2015

ICT supplier Specialist Computer Centres has won a multi-million pound contract to provideICT infrastructure services to Oxford City Council.


Troubled Families data sharing project announced

25 August 2015

The government is creating a secure database allowing official researchers access to council data on tens of thousands of families.

City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh signs £186m 'flexible' contract with CGI

24 August 2015

City of Edinburgh Council’s ICT contract with supplier CGI will combine a core contract with the ability to turn individual services on and off, PublicTechnology has learnt.

Appointment aimed at avoiding data breach repeat

21 August 2015

A local authority which lost personal data has announced that it is appointing an officer to take charge of information management and security.

Sally Collier, Crown Commercial Service

Government renews Oracle licensing deal

20 August 2015

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has extended an agreement with major IT supplier Oracle for the licensing of...

Barnsley Council ebay account

Council creates Ebay site for surplus stock

20 August 2015

Metal doors, work clothing and transport parts are among items made available on an eBay account created by a metropolitan borough council.

Open curtain

Scottish Government launches open data guide

19 August 2015

A toolkit designed to help public authorities embrace open data has been published by the Scottish Government.

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SAP success

10 August 2015

Tahiana Jefferis on how the implementation of a new SAP system has helped improve the productivity of her council's remote workers.

Big data

Data dangers

31 July 2015

Can data be too open? Mark Rowe takes a look at the lessons for the public sector from Defra’s ambitious new initiative.

Holding hands

Overcoming barriers to joint working

30 July 2015

What are benefits that joint working can bring to government – and where do the challenges lie? A recent round table found out.


Storing up issues

29 July 2015

Farid Ouazzani on how the rise of the Cloud has affected the approach organisations are taking to backing up data.

Computer user

Data breach lessons

13 July 2015

Last week, hackers stole 13,134 email addresses from City of Edinburgh Council - professor Bill Buchanan of Edinburgh Napier University offers his verdict.

UK Government Cyber Security for SMEs

In depth: National Cyber Security Programme

19 June 2015

Tim Gibson assesses government efforts to protect public and private sectors alike from the threat posed by hackers.

Harry Metcalfe, managing director at dxw

Reuse in digital public services

21 August 2015

Many public sector organisations developing digital services are guilty of reinventing the wheel missing important opportunities to reduce costs and speed up delivery, says Harry Metcalfe.

Cloud computing

Designing applications for the cloud

13 August 2015

Only when applications are cloud native, can organisations be certain they will fully realise all of the benefits of the cloud, says Simon Hansford.

Neil Murray at Mimecast

Email expectations

28 July 2015

Email outages are a risk to public service delivery – Neil Murray asks what the public sector can do to prepare for future failures.

Computer user

Radicalisation response

27 July 2015

Ed Macnair on how local authorities should respond to new anti-radicalisation laws.

Andrew Hawkins at Eduserv

ICT key to devolution revolution

17 July 2015

A more collaborative future needs the right IT platform to support the transformation journey, says Andrew Hawkins.