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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

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Collaboration: an opportunity for councils to cut the waste

10 May 2016

Rotherham’s ICT manager Richard Copley wants a local-style GDS, but does he think the new Local Digital Coalition is the answer? Gill Hitchcock reports.

Digital

Why the digital standard must be on every council’s agenda

5 May 2016

West Berkshire’s digital lead Phil Rumens talks about the task of ensuring the new Local Government Digital Service Standard makes an impact. Gill Hitchcock reports.

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Is data protection regulation one more step towards a digital single market?

4 May 2016

MEP and former European commissioner Viviane Reding talks data protection and why economics trumps feminism.

News

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Council leaders and communities disagree over digital readiness

27 May 2016

Most council leaders are confident in their digital approach, but less than a third of the public agree, according to a PwC survey.

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Basingstoke undertakes digital platform overhaul

27 May 2016

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is looking to overhaul its customer facing and back office digital platforms to enable it go “digital by default”.

Data

Councils band together for joint chief digital officer

27 May 2016

A group of 25 Scottish local authorities are joining forces to recruit a shared chief digital officer to work across the sector.

Opinion

Shadow minster for digital economy

The digital black hole in Britain’s welfare system

26 May 2016

The government is not providing the digital skills or the infrastructure needed to make their own Universal Credit programme work, says Chi Onwurah.

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People and technology must unite to fight against cyber-terrorism

23 May 2016

As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds

Isabel Moritz is events director at APMP UK

Rebidding as an incumbent can be tough

16 May 2016

Isabel Moritz says the chances of success by an incumbent bidder are uncertain for UK public sector tenders.

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