Big data

Targets legacy 'driving open data fears'

24 April 2015

Local authorities risk irrelevance if they fail to get to grips with the power of data they hold, according to a report.

Weekly tenders update

24 April 2015

The Cabinet Office has officially announced the award of places on the £150m Verify identity assurance programme.

Nadira Hussain

Hussein steps up as Socitm president

23 April 2015

Nadira Hussain, One Oracle programme manager at oneSource, the shared service created by London boroughs of Newham and Havering has been appointed as the new...

Nick Roberts, Socitm president 2014

New resource aimed at easing PSN compliance

23 April 2015

Local government is to get a new resource to resolve issues and share best practice relating to public services network compliance, it emerged today.

Hammersmith Apollo

Councils in move for joint Drupal content management system

22 April 2015

A London borough is set to join a tender for a shared content management system (CMS) with two neighbours to enable mobile access to its website.

Computer cable

Council: 'Outsourcing contract will save 20%'

21 April 2015

A council says that it will save 20% on its current ICT spending after signing a £37m five year outsourcing contract.

Graphic showing a basic platform computer game

Game on

13 April 2015

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

Phil Neal of Capita One

Moving early help forward with technology

2 April 2015

Phil Neal lists the ways technology can help improve early intervention decisions by local authorities.

Computer user

The six types of security threat

25 March 2015

A guide to help local authorities understand the threat from cyber attacks, produced by central government.


Election 2015: Three challenges for a digital future

17 April 2015

Ivan Harris says whoever forms the next government will face a big task in driving greater adoption of cloud services within the public sector.

Customer service

Rise of the humans

17 April 2015

In the age of digital customer service, the role of employees is more important than ever before, says David Moody.