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.


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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”

26 April 2016

Nadira Hussain says local government IT can achieve better outcomes by using the analytical, negotiating and project management skills of women. Gill Hitchcock reports.  

Tonino Ciuffini

Interview: Warwickshire county council’s Tonino Ciuffini on the flexibility of cloud

21 April 2016

Warwickshire county council’s head of information assets tells Gill Hitchcock that cloud technologies offer local authorities a range of benefits provided they do their groundwork

Government Digital Service

Government Digital Service - moving past digital?

6 April 2016

GDS has been a game-changer for the UK. But Joshua Chambers asks whether the big fish will survive without finding fresh feeding grounds


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GDS launches data skills initiative

29 April 2016

The Government Digital Service has announced a plan to spread data literacy skills among the general civil service workforce.

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Ministers accept advice to create data ethics council

29 April 2016

The UK government is to set up an independent council to address concerns over privacy and security prompted by the use of big data.

Ministry of Justice (MoJ)

NAO blasts inefficient IT as obstacle to reducing reoffending rates

28 April 2016

The National Audit Office has blamed the poor use of IT as a key reason for the inability of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to reduce reoffending rates.


Bhuwan Kaushik at Spectromax

G-Cloud's growing pains

29 April 2016

G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.

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

Shadow IT: Is the gulf between digital and IT teams creating chaos?

28 April 2016

Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.

Roberto Viola

Smart cities: the next stage

21 April 2016

Smart cities are already starting to become a reality, but the the next challenge is to make the leap to a big open market based on interoperable solutions and common procurement specifications, writes Roberto Viola.