Hackathons are a way for Norfolk to drive digital innovation in adult social care. Gill Hitchcock reports on the council’s achievements and aspirations.
Advances in the video game industry that have built customer-engagement and provided a rich source of data for developers can be emulated by councils, Socitm’s spring conference has heard.
Mark Smith has been promoted to lead the government's high-performance digital network for public-sector organisations, the Public Services Network.
Thirty-four councils have bagged cash pots of up to £40,000 to develop digital solutions for health and social care integration, welfare reform, and troubled families projects.
IT and outsourcing giant CGI has signed up Agilisys to deliver core elements of its £92m digital-services contract with Scottish Borders Council.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has told MPs there should be more synergy in the way Whitehall departments invest in technology.
Three London councils are set for an ICT partnership predicted to save £6m a year, but success will require transparency, continual assessment and an exit plan for each authority. Gill Hitchcock reports.
The Public Services Network’s £999 compliance charge for using the Government Secure Internet Convergence Framework has been removed and replaced with a set of unbundled fees that should always be cheaper, according the Government Digital Service.
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.