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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

Big data

Data dangers

31 July 2015

Can data be too open? Mark Rowe takes a look at the lessons for the public sector from Defra’s ambitious new initiative.

Holding hands

Overcoming barriers to joint working

30 July 2015

What are benefits that joint working can bring to government – and where do the challenges lie? A recent round table found out.

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Storing up issues

29 July 2015

Farid Ouazzani on how the rise of the Cloud has affected the approach organisations are taking to backing up data.

News

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Research: Self serve systems largely a mirage

31 July 2015

The vast majority of councils’ digital self serve systems are window dressing, with citizens paying for staff to rekey data they have already provided online, according to a new report.

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Edinburgh set to name CGI for online shift deal

30 July 2015

City of Edinburgh Council is set to name global IT giant CGI as its preferred bidder to oversee a large-scale transfer of its business online.

Crothers to step down from CCS role

30 July 2015

Bill Crothers is to step down as the government's chief commercial officer but will continue in an advisory role, the Cabinet Office has announced.

Opinion

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Email expectations

28 July 2015

Email outages are a risk to public service delivery – Neil Murray asks what the public sector can do to prepare for future failures.

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Radicalisation response

27 July 2015

Ed Macnair on how local authorities should respond to new anti-radicalisation laws.

Andrew Hawkins at Eduserv

ICT key to devolution revolution

17 July 2015

A more collaborative future needs the right IT platform to support the transformation journey, says Andrew Hawkins.

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