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.


Computer user

Data breach lessons

13 July 2015

Last week, hackers stole 13,134 email addresses from City of Edinburgh Council - professor Bill Buchanan of Edinburgh Napier University offers his verdict.

UK Government Cyber Security for SMEs

In depth: National Cyber Security Programme

19 June 2015

Tim Gibson assesses government efforts to protect public and private sectors alike from the threat posed by hackers.

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?


Terraced street housing home

Civica to provide Bristol's housing management software

28 July 2015

Bristol City Council has used the Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) framework to commission supplier Civica for a £1.9m project to provide software to manage its housing stock.

Rubbish collection

Rubbish research aims to reduce littering costs

27 July 2015

University researchers have been awarded a contract to develop software aimed at reducing the amount councils spend on dealing with litter - using CCTV cameras and image recognition technology.

Digital Marketplace

Second consecutive fall in G-Cloud sales

24 July 2015

Local government G-Cloud sales fell for the second month running to £1.68m in June, according to official figures.


Neil Murray at Mimecast

Email expectations

28 July 2015

Email outages are a risk to public service delivery – Neil Murray asks what the public sector can do to prepare for future failures.

Computer user

Radicalisation response

27 July 2015

Ed Macnair on how local authorities should respond to new anti-radicalisation laws.

Andrew Hawkins at Eduserv

ICT key to devolution revolution

17 July 2015

A more collaborative future needs the right IT platform to support the transformation journey, says Andrew Hawkins.