The annual report on the Government Major Projects Portfolio includes assessments of a range of big-ticket IT initiatives. We take a closer look at three experiencing differing fortunes
Bridgend County Borough Council in Wales has launched the tender process for a new digital self-service system for residents.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has agreed a £3.24m deal for the provision of a 50km “future-proof” dark-fibre network connecting 120 key public-sector sites.
The government has set out plans to launch a new online resource to help parents find out more about local schools and what they should expect for their children's education.
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to migrate its councillors to paperless working in a bid to save more than £100,000 in document production over five years.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s legal team has created its own system for providing digital court bundles, and helped deliver a multimillion-pound package of annual efficiencies in the process. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Scottish Borders Council has agreed a £92m digital-services deal with IT and outsourcing giant CGI off the back of a contract with neighbouring City of Edinburgh Council.
A new service that gives property professionals real-time online data on the progress of applications to change land-ownership records has launched.
A survey of more than 2,000 UK adults has found a clear majority want to be able to verify their identity online in order to access government services conveniently.
The proportion of homes and businesses in Cambridgeshire taking up superfast broadband services has triggered a £5.3m contractual "gainshare" investment on the part of provider BT.
The Scottish government is poised to begin the procurement process for a public-sector wide digital conferencing services framework that would include audio, web, and video services, as well as webcasting.
Few in government see digital as anything other than a doorway for strengthening public services. But, as Miguel Carrasco explains, the pace of digital evolution means there is always more to do.
A review of digitalisation in Welsh local government calls for leadership, collaboration and a tight timetable to bring councils up-to-date. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Drones can offer the public sector a treasure trove of data: we can't just view them as a threat from the skies
Cranfield University expert Dr Monica Rivas Casaldo says drones offer the public sector huge potential to collect vital environmental data that shouldn't be overshadowed by a failure to regulate for their misuse.
Investment in developing premium mapping technology for commercial use has knock-on benefits for the general public and the development community, according to Ordnance Survey’s public sector director.
Systems provider Civica has won a seven-year contract to provide IT services for the Coroner’s Office in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Stephen Foreshew-Cain has told a conference that a host of new digital platforms will be required to create the kind of joined-up online presence he aspires to for the government.
The Office for National Statistics is to set up a partnership with South Wales technology incubator Alacrity to develop new and better ways of utilising its data.
A new ranking that measures the progress of European Union member states in delivering digital economy and society goals has placed the United Kingdom in the second division.
Interview: Bexley Council's ICT chief on how a new managed services contract will save £9m but maintain core infrastructure
Big savings and business continuity are key to the London Borough of Bexley’s new technology agreement. Gill Hitchcock talks to the council’s ICT chief Graham Ward.
With almost two-thirds of over-75s offline, Gill Hitchcock looks into why councils must put accessibility and channel choice at the heart of IT development
Local authority spending on CCTV has reduced significantly over the past four years, but a report suggests technology is opening up new avenues for surveillance