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ICT security 'lagging behind other shared services'

29 July 2015

Local public sector bodies are neglecting ICT security in their drive to share services with partner organisations, according to new research.

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Civica to provide Bristol's housing management software

28 July 2015

Bristol City Council has used the Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) framework to commission supplier Civica for a £1.9m project to provide software to manage its housing stock.

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Rubbish research aims to reduce littering costs

27 July 2015

University researchers have been awarded a contract to develop software aimed at reducing the amount councils spend on dealing with litter - using CCTV cameras and image recognition...

Digital Marketplace

Second consecutive fall in G-Cloud sales

24 July 2015

Local government G-Cloud sales fell for the second month running to £1.68m in June, according to official figures.

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Thurrock long-term outsourcing deal ends early

23 July 2015

Thurrock Council and Serco have ended a 15 year outsourcing relationship covering services including ICT following a review of the contract sparked by worries over value for money.

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Blair: 'Labour needs to rethink public technology'

22 July 2015

Former prime minister Tony Blair said today that the Labour Party must put government technology reforms at the heart of its policy renewal.

Sally Collier, Crown Commercial Service

G-Cloud 'saving government 20% on legacy contracts'

22 July 2015

The Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud framework is showing an average of 20% savings against legacy single vendor agreements across government, according to new figures.

Tony Singleton

Singleton claims growth in Digital Marketplace popularity

21 July 2015

Three quarters of customers creating new accounts on the Digital Marketplace since March are from outside of central government, according to new figures.

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Scottish public services website faces rebuild

20 July 2015

The Scottish Government is seeking a supplier to rebuild and host its website for advertising public service contract opportunities.


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.

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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.

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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.

Matthew Hancock MP

Profile: Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office

13 May 2015

Who is the man taking over from Francis Maude in charge of government digital strategy and procurement?

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Joining up the dots

27 April 2015

Josh Chambers looks at global examples for a clue as to how Whitehall can work with local governments to produce true “government as a platform”.

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Game on

13 April 2015

Governments across the world are increasingly using online games to train staff and engage with the public.

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.

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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.

Paul Evans, managing director of Redstor

Beware the Big Bang

15 July 2015

A gradual move to the cloud is the best option for most organisations, according to Paul Evans.

Alex Rabbetts, chief executive of MigSolv

Empty words

14 July 2015

G-Cloud is a disaster, and the Government’s seems to have little interest in supporting its aims, says Alex Rabbetts.