The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
Outgoing Socitm president Nadira Hussain: “The value of a diverse workforce is clear, but the perception remains that tech is about geeky men in darkened rooms in front of screens”
Nadira Hussain says local government IT can achieve better outcomes by using the analytical, negotiating and project management skills of women. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Warwickshire county council’s head of information assets tells Gill Hitchcock that cloud technologies offer local authorities a range of benefits provided they do their groundwork
GDS has been a game-changer for the UK. But Joshua Chambers asks whether the big fish will survive without finding fresh feeding grounds
The UK has maintained its position as the world’s top government on releasing open data, although the rate of progress has slowed.
The information watchdog has threatened a council with court action unless it implements data protection training and guidance.
The Government Digital Service has announced a plan to spread data literacy skills among the general civil service workforce.
G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.
Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.
Smart cities are already starting to become a reality, but the the next challenge is to make the leap to a big open market based on interoperable solutions and common procurement specifications, writes Roberto Viola.