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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

Computer user

The six types of security threat

25 March 2015

A guide to help local authorities understand the threat from cyber attacks, produced by central government.

Food Standards Agency chicken washing campaign

Social media - don’t be chicken

24 March 2015

How strong support from the leaders of a public service body gave staff the courage to create a successful social media campaign.

Data centre

Onshoring public sector data

19 March 2015

A majority of UK parliamentarians believe that UK public sector data should be securely processed in this country - what do councils need to consider when procuring data storage services?

News

Weekly tenders update

26 March 2015

A council has issued an £800,000 tender for support of a choice based lettings scheme IT system in Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.

Mike Bracken

Supplier body welcomes new Bracken role

26 March 2015

ICT industry representative body TechUK has welcomed the government’s announcement that Government Digital Service chief Mike Bracken will become the government’s first chief data officer.

Digital Marketplace

Council G-Cloud sales on rise again

25 March 2015

Local government spending through the G-Cloud framework totalled £1.93m in February, the government has announced.

Opinion

Jonathan House, director at PwC

Delivering on digital

27 March 2015

Digital is changing the relationship between the state and the public, a new PwC survey finds most councils are only at the beginning of their evolution.

Paul Lipman, chief executive of iSheriff

Four critical cyber security issues facing local government

24 March 2015

Paul Lipman suggests that local government organisations should look to the cloud to address growing security challenges.

Andrew Hawkins at Eduserv

Budget heralds digital step-change for councils

20 March 2015

Andrew Hawkins says the new role for GDS may prove less significant for local government ICT than other measures in the Budget.

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