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Editorial

Pickles confirms plan to change electronic agenda rules

26 February 2014

The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.

Features

Hackney ICT chief on how the borough is putting data at the heart of policy and service design

18 August 2017

Rob Miller discusses how using technology can help offset funding cuts, and why local government should work like an open-source community

Q&A: UK Export Finance IT chief on how the department changed supply strategy after 15 years

16 August 2017

Central government credit agency last year moved away from long-term single-supplier outsourcing deal to embrace disaggregated model

Canterbury raises its barriers to digital delivery

11 August 2017

Peter Davies, Canterbury City Council’s head of digital transformation, talks to Gill Hitchcock about cloud, SaaS, big data, and delivering 85% of services digitally by 2019

Interview

In it for the long-run: Why Luton council signed a 10-year ICT deal

7 March 2017

Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.

‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county

11 January 2017

Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.

News

MoD seeks £180k CIO to manage 3,000 staff and £2bn budget

19 August 2017

Ministry of Defence looking to appoint technology figurehead

Bolton NHS Trust kicks off £30m electronic patient records project

18 August 2017

Programme scheduled to begin going live within two years

Home Office puts up £75k salaries for new cloud and end-user-computing leaders

18 August 2017

Two senior technology posts on offer at central government department

Opinion

A hundred days in, are the new metro mayors keeping their digital promises?

15 August 2017

Georgina Maratheftis of techUK urges the new city-region chiefs not to neglect digital devolution

Why civil servants shouldn’t check their emails on holiday

10 August 2017

Garry Graham of Prospect argues that cultivating a healthy work-life balance for employees will benefit the public sector

To make the most of new technology, the NHS needs a cultural shift

4 August 2017

The health service needs to make sure its people are geared up for the data-rich future, according to Afshin Attari of Exponential-e 

Q&A