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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

Matthew Hancock MP

Profile: Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office

13 May 2015

Who is the man taking over from Francis Maude in charge of government digital strategy and procurement?

Computer screens on wall

Joining up the dots

27 April 2015

Josh Chambers looks at global examples for a clue as to how Whitehall can work with local governments to produce true “government as a platform”.

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.

News

Eco label

Cash shortages and poor planning hamper intelligent-technology take-up

27 May 2015

A survey of UK public-sector sustainability professionals has revealed that a combination of financial pressures and the lack of clear long-term strategies is slowing the adoption of efficiency-boosting smart technologies.

Digital Marketplace

Growth slows in local government G-Cloud sales

26 May 2015

Local government purchases made through the G-Cloud framework increased to £2.53m in April - up 2.24% on the previous month, official data has revealed.

Weekly tenders update

22 May 2015

NHS National Services Scotland is seeking bids for the modernisation of mainframe applications in two packages estimated to be worth up to £32m.

Opinion

Nicky Stewart commercial director at Skyscape Cloud Services

Why ministers should continue prioritising G-Cloud

21 May 2015

Nicky Stewart says David Cameron's new Conservative government has a host of reasons to support the further development of G-Cloud over the next five years.

Big data

Grab the Big Data opportunity

11 May 2015

Big Data offers a huge opportunity for policymakers to optimise policy, programme, and service design, according to Douglas Beal.

David Warburton at F5 Networks

Will a change in Government mean a change in public sector ICT?

7 May 2015

David Warburton says that whatever the result of today’s general election, continuity of policy towards public sector ICT is vital.

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