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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

Mobile phone

SAP success

10 August 2015

Tahiana Jefferis on how the implementation of a new SAP system has helped improve the productivity of her council's remote workers.

Big data

Data dangers

31 July 2015

Can data be too open? Mark Rowe takes a look at the lessons for the public sector from Defra’s ambitious new initiative.

Holding hands

Overcoming barriers to joint working

30 July 2015

What are benefits that joint working can bring to government – and where do the challenges lie? A recent round table found out.

News

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Digital Marketplace set for cyber security changes

27 August 2015

The government is to consult on changes aimed assuring public sector customers that cyber security suppliers appointed through the Digital Marketplace framework meet newly revised national certification standards.

Servers and cables

SCC wins Oxford ICT infrastructure contract

26 August 2015

ICT supplier Specialist Computer Centres has won a multi-million pound contract to provideICT infrastructure services to Oxford City Council.

database

Troubled Families data sharing project announced

25 August 2015

The government is creating a secure database allowing official researchers access to council data on tens of thousands of families.

Opinion

Joel Dolisy is chief information officer and chief technology officer at ICT infrastructure supplier SolarWinds

Application advice

26 August 2015

Joel Dolisy says a lack of visibility is hindering government IT professionals.

Harry Metcalfe, managing director at dxw

Reuse in digital public services

21 August 2015

Many public sector organisations developing digital services are guilty of reinventing the wheel missing important opportunities to reduce costs and speed up delivery, says Harry Metcalfe.

Cloud computing

Designing applications for the cloud

13 August 2015

Only when applications are cloud native, can organisations be certain they will fully realise all of the benefits of the cloud, says Simon Hansford.

Q&A