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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

Graphic showing a basic platform computer game

Game on

13 April 2015

Governments across the world are increasingly using online games to train staff and engage with the public.

Phil Neal of Capita One

Moving early help forward with technology

2 April 2015

Phil Neal lists the ways technology can help improve early intervention decisions by local authorities.

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.

News

Data centre

Flooding risk prompts £1m data centre move

20 April 2015

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has appointed a supplier to move its data centre – which is currently at risk from flooding and dust damage.

Weekly tenders update

17 April 2015

A London borough is seeking a software solution to help organise bus transport services.

Nick Clegg Liberal Democrat

Lib Dems focus on local government digital reform

16 April 2015

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to push for the principle of “digital by default” to be extended to local government, according to its 2015 general election manifesto.

Opinion

Westminster

Election 2015: Three challenges for a digital future

17 April 2015

Ivan Harris says whoever forms the next government will face a big task in driving greater adoption of cloud services within the public sector.

Customer service

Rise of the humans

17 April 2015

In the age of digital customer service, the role of employees is more important than ever before, says David Moody.

Paul Evans, managing director of Redstor

Five tips for choosing your cloud backup provider

7 April 2015

Paul Evans with the questions you should be asking potential suppliers of your cloud backup technology.

Q&A