Holding hands

Councils scrap shared ICT services company

9 October 2015

Two councils in Cheshire are to abandon a shared finance and ICT outsourcing partnership less than 18 months after it was established.

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Gloucester extends benefits ICT outsourcing deal

9 October 2015

Gloucester City Council claimed this week that a welfare ICT outsourcing deal has saved more than £200,000 a year over the past four years.

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Bristol wins smart city funding boost

8 October 2015

A consortium including Bristol City Council has won a share of ‎€25m to explore smart city technology.

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Welsh council ordered to improve data security

7 October 2015

A Welsh council has been given three months to improve its data protection after the information watchdog found that it had failed to heed warnings.

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Shape of revamped digital framework emerges

6 October 2015

The government’s newly rebranded Digital Services framework is set to include three main categories, according to the Government Digital Service.


Survey shows up widespread G-Cloud ignorance

5 October 2015

More than three quarters of council staff have not heard of the G-Cloud framework, according to new research, raising questions about government initiatives to improve awareness.

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Councils to share data to catch fraudsters

2 October 2015

A proposed hub to share and analyse data from London’s local authorities in order to detect fraud, is seeking a supplier.

Government Digital Service

GDS drive shuts down redundant council domains

1 October 2015

Councils have agreed to close around 30 redundant websites as part of a drive by the Government Digital Service to maintain the reputation of the gov.uk domain.

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Taking it back in-house

2 October 2015

What lessons does the insourcing of ICT by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency provide for other public sector organisations?

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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.

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.