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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

Dell roundtable CSW

Healthy debate

4 March 2015

A recent round table assessed the potential of digital and data in transforming, enhancing and reimagining healthcare.

Skyscape Data and Cloud Survey

Offshoring provides major barrier to cloud adoption

19 February 2015

A survey of UK Parliamentarians shows there is significant concern that offshoring data is hindering local government cloud.

Drone

Artificial intelligence services

18 February 2015
How government organisations across the world are using artificial intelligence in everything from law enforcement to medicine.

News

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Questions raised over ability of ICT to deliver change

5 March 2015

Capability gaps in councils’ ICT functions are preventing organisations from delivering service transformation, according to a majority of senior decision makers in local government.

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Birmingham to boost staffing for ICT contract oversight

4 March 2015

Birmingham City Council is set to beef up its in-house ICT capability in order to better manage its outsourced joint venture arrangements with supplier Capita.

Partnership launched to ease data sharing

3 March 2015

A new partnership has been launched aimed at making data sharing safer for public services.

Opinion

Tom Underhill at Net Solutions Europe

Security begins at home

5 March 2015

Tom Underhill on why public sector organisations are increasingly moving their data storage to the UK.

Peter Groucutt of Databarracks

G-Cloud is more than a framework

24 February 2015

The G-Cloud framework must not lose sight of its core messaging when it comes to driving good cloud policies and practices, according to Peter Groucutt.

Harry Metcalfe, managing director at dxw

Does the CCS hand know what the GDS hand is doing?

18 February 2015

So the government is to retain agile services on the Digital Marketplace after all. But, even with this last-minute reprieve granted, the whole episode begs numerous questions, says Harry Metcalfe.

Q&A