UKCloud has joined the major cloud players in signing a public-sector wide agreement. The firm’s CEO Simon Hansford tells PublicTechnology why it’s important for government to have choice.
New online tools could help a greater proportion of UK businesses offer their services overseas, director at recently created department claims
Department for Education needs to fill three seats at its tech and digital top table
Organisation wants senior execs for delivery and product
Leaked Home Office paper unveils plans to take immigration status check service entirely online
Reform think tank urges Home Office to provide £450m spending grant and create academy to train thousands of cyber specialists
The government is looking for projects that can ensure next year’s Great Exhibition of the North has an impact for years to come
Sector now provides almost 5% of all jobs in the country, as well as 13.4% of exports
The £90k role will oversee the delivery of the DVLA's ICT and digital vision
Experts say HMRC's online tool to help contractors calculate tax status is 'not fit for purpose' as effects of IR35 reforms start to bite
The government chief people officer Rupert McNeil has said that the civil service is using recruitment technology that is “40 or 50 years out of date” as the civil service announces plans to trial a cloud-based recruitment platform in efforts to tackle bias.
Data privacy and lack of skills preventing public sector from making the most of digital, survey says
Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.
The new government is focused on Brexit, and Theresa May and Philip Hammond have not yet voiced their support for making government digital – but Daniel Thornton, co-author of the Institute for Government's in-depth report on digital transformation, says the potential for savings is huge.
The Scottish government is advertising for a chief digital officer for social security for the second time this year as it gains control of benefit systems.
The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.
This autumn, the next cohort of women will start Socitm’s empowering women in IT programme. Rebecca Hill finds out how the society wants to promote female tech role models as part of PublicTechnology's diversity in tech series.
Fear of being penalised for failings with local service redesigns is stopping councils from fully sharing their experiences with peer organisations, according to a new study by the Institute for Government.
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women.
The managing director of Wolverhampton City Council has been ordered to sign a commitment to improve staff data-protection training after recent incidents in which sensitive employee information were inadvertently disclosed
A new guide from the public finance watchdog says the government currently spends around £225bn a year on contracts with private and third-sector providers, and says significant work is required to make the contract work effective, ensure it meets service standards, and...
Outgoing Socitm president Nadira Hussain: “The value of a diverse workforce is clear, but the perception remains that tech is about geeky men in darkened rooms in front of screens”
Nadira Hussain says local government IT can achieve better outcomes by using the analytical, negotiating and project management skills of women. Gill Hitchcock reports.
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.