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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

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.

Food Standards Agency chicken washing campaign

Social media - don’t be chicken

24 March 2015

How strong support from the leaders of a public service body gave staff the courage to create a successful social media campaign.

Data centre

Onshoring public sector data

19 March 2015

A majority of UK parliamentarians believe that UK public sector data should be securely processed in this country - what do councils need to consider when procuring data storage services?

News

Queue

ICT 'key to demand management strategies'

31 March 2015

Council ICT staff should be given a key role in teams attempting to save money by reducing demand, according to a new briefing.

Labour Party

Labour: 'Councils should join .gov.uk platform'

30 March 2015

Local government in England would save £8.6m a year if just 25% of councils migrated their websites to the .gov.uk platform, according to a discussion document from the Labour Party.

Weekly tenders update

26 March 2015

A council has issued an £800,000 tender for support of a choice based lettings scheme IT system in Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.

Opinion

Reuven Harrison, Tufin

Smart cities need smart security solutions

30 March 2015

Local government can expect a rude awakening from dreams of excellence and efficiency promised by the Internet of Things if it skimps on security, warns Reuven Harrison.

Jonathan House, director at PwC

Delivering on digital

27 March 2015

Digital is changing the relationship between the state and the public, a new PwC survey finds most councils are only at the beginning of their evolution.

Paul Lipman, chief executive of iSheriff

Four critical cyber security issues facing local government

24 March 2015

Paul Lipman suggests that local government organisations should look to the cloud to address growing security challenges.

Q&A