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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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Public sector in the north urged to open up to local tech

24 May 2016

Local authorities in the north of England have been told to share their procurement data in a bid to improve collaboration with innovative tech companies in the face of the drive to increase digitisation.

Ambulance

Open service standard for emergency services agreed

24 May 2016

The government has agreed an open service standard for emergency services, aimed at helping to standardise ICT interfaces and equipment.

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Minister launches £3.9m Big Data initiative for UK cities

23 May 2016

The government has announced the launch of the first phase of a £3.9m Big Data initiative – aimed at improving the quality of life in five UK cities.

Opinion

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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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Better understanding of risk is critical to cloud deployment

13 May 2016

There is a still a gap between cloud awareness and cloud-readiness of organisations considering implementing cloud solutions, says Jos Creese.

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