The Government Digital Service has announced a plan to spread data literacy skills among the general civil service workforce.
The UK government is to set up an independent council to address concerns over privacy and security prompted by the use of big data.
The National Audit Office has blamed the poor use of IT as a key reason for the inability of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to reduce reoffending rates.
River Clyde Housing is to test the Internet of Things with a new project that will install sensors on a housing estate.
The proportion of people using a tablet to complete government processes online has risen sharply over the past year, according to a survey by communications watchdog Ofcom.
The government’s first use of blockchain technology is likely to be for monitoring the distribution of grants, it has announced.
Privatising the Land Registry risks "repeating the same mistakes" of previous outsourcing arrangements and could undermine the government's bid to make more data publicly accessible, according to...
Government departments now have access to a one-stop shop for buying in credit and debit card processing services, under a new deal negotiated by the Crown Commercial Service.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is looking to spend £215m on two digital transformation projects which will enable more mobile working via cloud services.
Outgoing Socitm president Nadira Hussain: “The value of a diverse workforce is clear, but the perception remains that tech is about geeky men in darkened rooms in front of screens”
Nadira Hussain says local government IT can achieve better outcomes by using the analytical, negotiating and project management skills of women. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Warwickshire county council’s head of information assets tells Gill Hitchcock that cloud technologies offer local authorities a range of benefits provided they do their groundwork
GDS has been a game-changer for the UK. But Joshua Chambers asks whether the big fish will survive without finding fresh feeding grounds
Adur and Worthing councils’ digital lead Paul Brewer explains how a low code platform is enabling him to create efficient systems which span business functions. Gill Hitchcock reports
The internet has given anyone with access to a computer and web connection a platform to share their skills, interests, and views with the world – and for the world to return the favour. But government is not yet making the most of the web’s power to maximise the expertise it can draw upon, according to expert Beth Simone Noveck.
Public sector ICT experts gathered to discuss the steps required if cloud is to become a firm fixture in Scotland's public sector
G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.
Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.
Smart cities are already starting to become a reality, but the the next challenge is to make the leap to a big open market based on interoperable solutions and common procurement specifications, writes Roberto Viola.
Bringing digital education, research and business together will allow talent, ideas, technologies and investments to bloom, says Willem Jonker.
The Institute for Government's Emily Andrews says that the Government Digital Service needs to help public bodies swim before they can hunt.
Customers must engage with industry to better specify and run major ICT procurements and avoid the pitfalls of poorly specified tenders, says Richard Barnes.