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.


DVLA sign

Taking it back in-house

2 October 2015

What lessons does the insourcing of ICT by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency provide for other public sector organisations?

Joel Dolisy is chief information officer and chief technology officer at ICT infrastructure supplier SolarWinds

Keep the network running

22 September 2015

Joel Dolisy suggests four ways to ensure network continuity despite cuts in public sector spending.

Mobile phone

SAP success

10 August 2015

Tahiana Jefferis on how the implementation of a new SAP system has helped improve the productivity of her council's remote workers.


Holding hands

Councils scrap shared ICT services company

9 October 2015

Two councils in Cheshire are to abandon a shared finance and ICT outsourcing partnership less than 18 months after it was established.

Computer cable

Gloucester extends benefits ICT outsourcing deal

9 October 2015

Gloucester City Council claimed this week that a welfare ICT outsourcing deal has saved more than £200,000 a year over the past four years.

Manhattan Bridge in New York

Big Apple 'provides Big Data lessons'

9 October 2015

UK councils can look to New York for an example of how to use data to drive service improvements, according to Socitm.


Simone Hume at Outsourcery

Forget the ‘big bang’

1 October 2015

Disaggregation allows public sector ICT managers to cut costs, improve efficient and manage risks, says Simone Hume.

Jane Roberts, is strategy director for public sector digital management firm Toplevel

Beyond GDS – it’s the method that matters

24 September 2015

Jane Roberts looks at how the Agile methodology is evolving to meet the needs of government digital projects.

 Jacqueline de Rojas  area vice president of Northern Europe at Citrix

Turning on the tap

17 September 2015

TechUK president Jacqueline de Rojas on the UK’s internet connectivity drought and how what local government can do to improve the situation in their areas.