Digital minister: ‘It’s important to the government that the British public has confidence in how we use their data’
In a piece written for PublicTechnology, parliamentary secretary Alex Burghart discusses progress with One Login and the significance of legislative changes
How Oxford University is using data to empower underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship
The question is not whether a diversity of talent exists, but how do we enable all to move...
Government should publish user research for the public good
Departments now possess vast volumes of data on citizens' experiences of digital services and...
Editor’s letter: From universities to councils, and why diversity should be a major part of our coverage
PublicTechnology’s new online editor Rebecca Hill talks about the similarities between her old and new beats, as we launch our series focusing on diversity in public sector technology.
iCouncil: Do robots have what it takes for local government?
AI might be flavour of the month, but are robots really the future for council services? Stuart Dorman, chief innovation officer at Sabio, says that robots don’t have all the answers.
A blustery future is one of Brexit’s few certainties
As part of PublicTechnology's Brexit series, Socitm president Geoff Connell says that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the effect of the referendum as there is still much legal wrangling to be done.
Brexit mathematics: The effects of leaving the EU might add up for councils
As part of PublicTechnology’s Brexit series, David Walker does some number-crunching to try and figure out what the referendum vote might mean for local government systems.
STPs are coming – ignore them at your peril
The Sustainability and Transformation Plans might not have any obvious clout, but David Walker warns against writing them off too soon.
Brunel professor: Singapore internet block isn’t a backwards step
The Singapore government has moved to prevent officials from accessing the internet on devices that have access to civilian data. Vishanth Weerakkody, professor of digital governance at Brunel University, says it is not the retrograde step some think it is.
The British public needs to become more trusting with its data, says EMC IT officer
As the UK faces a time of turmoil, never has it been more important to refine the rules governing data sharing to ensure the public trusts government, says James Norman, UK public sector chief information officer at cloud computing company EMC.
Local government suppliers need to wake up to business rate reforms
Whitehall is granting councils more and more freedom, but David Walker argues that they might be facing more than they have bargained – or budgeted - for.
The G-Cloud dream is dying for SMEs, says Memset director
Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of Memset, one of the original technical leads of the government’s G-Cloud framework, was a strong believer in the initiative, but now says her mind has changed.
Existing IT tools 'won’t cut it' for NHS whistleblowing procedures
NHS England’s first national whistleblowing policy to help health professionals raise concerns will have knock-on effects across the public sector. Ben Western of Software Europe takes a look at how it will affect IT management.
The UK civil service should learn from international governments' diversity schemes
Governments around the world have successfully used innovative schemes to build diversity - and technology is proving to be the place to make quick wins, says Joshua Chambers.
The digital black hole in Britain’s welfare system
The government is not providing the digital skills or the infrastructure needed to make their own Universal Credit programme work, says Chi Onwurah.
People and technology must unite to fight against cyber-terrorism
As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds
Rebidding as an incumbent can be tough
Isabel Moritz says the chances of success by an incumbent bidder are uncertain for UK public sector tenders.
Better understanding of risk is critical to cloud deployment
There is a still a gap between cloud awareness and cloud-readiness of organisations considering implementing cloud solutions, says Jos Creese.
5G presents new opportunities for economic growth
5G technology will be at the heart of the Internet of Things and a key enabler to Europe's future competitiveness, says Lambert van Nistelrooij.
G-Cloud's growing pains
G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.
Shadow IT: Is the gulf between digital and IT teams creating chaos?
Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.
Smart cities: the next stage
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.
Education key to digital transformation
Bringing digital education, research and business together will allow talent, ideas, technologies and investments to bloom, says Willem Jonker.
GDS needs to focus on digital transformation – not unproven technologies
The Institute for Government's Emily Andrews says that the Government Digital Service needs to help public bodies swim before they can hunt.