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...
Mind the GaaP
We need an army of data analysts
Ensuring the data and analytics skills gap is addressed is the only way to ensure efficiencies will be achieved by the public sector, according to Simon Dennis.
Harry Metcalfe on what is driving the groundswell of opinion among SMEs that the Digital Services Framework is deeply flawed.
Taking a new approach
How the public sector can benefit from new approaches to flexible working.
Some new rules can make agile development in government an even bigger success story, says Richard Stobart.
Preventing data loss – the holy grail
A data loss prevention programme is vital for public sector organisations to keep themselves safe from hackers, according to Lior Arbel.
PSN - more than a network
Phil Gibson hopes the government’s new Public Services Network chief realises is not underestimating his task.
Framework delay regrettable but adds certainty
Phil Gibson, chairman of public services networks supplier body PSNGB, responds to the government’s extension of the current PSN connectivity and services frameworks due to delays in its replacement.
Exploits: The Next Generation
Pedro Bustamante from web security firm Malwarebytes calls for better education about security threats for public sector ICT staff.
Breaking down the barriers
Platform for success
Senior managers in the public sector need to take social media more seriously, says professor Zahir Irani.
Forcing the pace
On the eve of the Labour Party’s Digital Government Review final report, Julian David calls for politicians to increase the speed of public sector digitisation.
Neil Mellor says that new arrangements for suppliers’ self-certification do not mean that the public sector supply chain will become the Wild West.
Achieving the holy grail of ‘always on’ citizen services
Steve Shakespeare says cloud services offer councils the chance to deliver efficient, accessible, always-on services.
Solving the connectivity problem in schools
Natalie Duffield says local authorities need to help schools choose the best ICT equipment for the needs of pupils.
Troubled Families – can technology help turn lives around?
Phil Neal considers the important role technology can play in helping local authorities prepare for phase two of the Troubled Families programme.
Big Data - the power to transform
Big data has the potential to completely transform our economy, and public bodies need to bolt-on additional capacity to deal with the change, argues Pilar del Castillo Vera.
What’s in a name? G-Cloud and the Digital Marketplace
Louise T. Dunne examines whether the new G-Cloud shopping channel is more than just a rebranding excercise.
Digital by Default survey findings
The most common hurdle to deployment of digital by default services is legacy systems, according to respondents of a recent survey from Xirrus. Duncan Fisken, VP, EMEA at Xirrus discusses the results.
Public sector apps: design, develop, deploy
The public sector has always had a large proportion of staff who are not deskbound. From social workers doing home visits, to community support officers interacting with the public, many are out and about for most of their day.
Hanging on the telephone
Andrew Jones says that the current trend for unifying communications onto a single internet network may not necessarily be the best solution for every council.