As one of the public sector’s largest costs, it’s of little surprise that the size and state of the public property estate was given a particular focus in the Autumn Statement and Spending Review.
Eddie Copeland, head of the technology policy unit at think tank Policy Exchange, takes a look at the year ahead for ICT in the public sector.
Senior management buy-in is key to protecting government information from threats, according to Harj Singh.
Public bodies and businesses are set to face new data protection rules by the end of the year, says Jan Albrecht.
Richard Blanford says local government needs to experience a compelling event before moving to the Cloud.
Jos Creese takes a look at what local government ICT professionals can expect from next week’s spending review.
John Duffy says the forthcoming spending review will mean public sector bodies should review the efficiency of their service desks.
James Norman asks what local authority ICT departments can do to avoid being circumvented in public cloud decisions.
Disaggregation allows public sector ICT managers to cut costs, improve efficient and manage risks, says Simone Hume.
Jane Roberts looks at how the Agile methodology is evolving to meet the needs of government digital projects.
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.
Steven Cox says it is time for local government to play catch-up on digital services.
A change at the top of the Government Digital Service could actually benefit the organisation, says Ivan Harris.
Joel Dolisy says a lack of visibility is hindering government IT professionals.
Many public sector organisations developing digital services are guilty of reinventing the wheel missing important opportunities to reduce costs and speed up delivery, says Harry Metcalfe.
Only when applications are cloud native, can organisations be certain they will fully realise all of the benefits of the cloud, says Simon Hansford.
Email outages are a risk to public service delivery – Neil Murray asks what the public sector can do to prepare for future failures.
Ed Macnair on how local authorities should respond to new anti-radicalisation laws.
A more collaborative future needs the right IT platform to support the transformation journey, says Andrew Hawkins.
A gradual move to the cloud is the best option for most organisations, according to Paul Evans.
G-Cloud is a disaster, and the Government’s seems to have little interest in supporting its aims, says Alex Rabbetts.