The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
This time last year Lincolnshire’s IT systems were taken out for five days after a cyber attack. The council’s information management lead Richard Wills tells Gill Hitchcock why councils are a target and how good communications can keep systems safe.
Colin Cook, the Scottish Government's acting director of digital, says that the devolution of powers from Westminster presents opportunities to build digital-first services.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county
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.
The Public Services Network adds unnecessary complications to providing digital services and will be abandoned, according to the Government Digital Service.
HMRC's new computer system to monitor customs declarations may be unable to cope with Brexit, according to a Whitehall official.
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched the hunt for a supplier to handle its document management services.
Idriss Mekrez, chief technology officer for the public sector at MarkLogic, sets out the potential geospatial mapping has for the public sector.
Freddy Kanter of Foehn argues that voice communications can make a greater contribution to councils' cost-cutting activities - and that its time in the spotlight has come.
That the long-awaited digital strategy has fallen by the wayside is not a surprise, but ministers must move to demonstrate their commitment to digital quickly, writes PublicTechnology's online editor Rebecca Hill.