Having long suffered from a scarcity of funding, councils could be forgiven for deprioritising investments in new tech. But public and private and sector leaders tell PublicTechnology that digital has never been more important.
With ambitious plans for digital infrastructure, online services, and cloud migration, one local authority has a busy year ahead. Gill Hitchcock reports.
North west town looks to increase scope of web platform to include sections on the NHS and carers
PublicTechnology research reveals that, as authorities entered the last weeks of Windows 7 support, vast swathes of their computers were still running the decade-old OS
Innovation charity to award grants to projects that can combat fake news and promote transparency
Patients will be able to present electronic forms to employers and government agencies
County council recruiting for leader to deliver ‘innovative solutions within a reducing budget’
Post comes with remit to spearhead tech transformation and manage £55m planned investment
Local authority to use app across the board in bid to save money, decrease environmental impact and improve members’ IT skills
Georgina Maratheftis of techUK runs through a busy and productive month of partnerships for the local authority digital and technology sector
County council gets Welsh Government funding to implement tech
Following TfL’s decision to uphold revoked licence, authority is reported to be considering whether taxi app should continue to operate in the city
County council publishes three-lot framework tender
Scottish body urges broadband providers to offer increased support to those in rural areas
Post as head of tech and architecture comes with a remit to set standards and principles
Poll from YouGov finds close to two thirds endorse plan to offer free broadband to citizens and businesses
Hertfordshire town seeks senior manager to reshape service delivery
Department advertises £140k position as CFO
County council recruiting digital chief
The government’s housing body is adopting agile, cloud and a DevSecOps model in a bid to become the engine of transformation in the housing market. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Frankie Kay of the Office for National Statistics writes about a simple way in which we can improve lives all across the nation
Supplier sought for infrastructure refresh