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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

Skyscape Data and Cloud Survey

Offshoring provides major barrier to cloud adoption

19 February 2015

A survey of UK Parliamentarians shows there is significant concern that offshoring data is hindering local government cloud.

Drone

Artificial intelligence services

18 February 2015
How government organisations across the world are using artificial intelligence in everything from law enforcement to medicine.
Atos SIAM round table - group shot

Towers of strength

9 February 2015

A recent round table explored how replacing big outsourced IT contracts with more flexible, managed “tower” arrangements has impacted government’s use of technology.

News

Weekly tenders update

27 February 2015

Bristol City Council has launched a £1m tender to provide 76km of ducting to provide wireless services in an enterprise zone.

European Network and Information Security Agency

Download: ENISA releases cloud procurement guide

26 February 2015

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a step-by-step guide for public sector bodies on procuring cloud services.

A woman sits at a computer in the dark

Council web redesigns 'failing to improve performance'

26 February 2015

Half of council websites which were redesigned during 2014 failed to improve their performance, according to research.

Opinion

Peter Groucutt of Databarracks

G-Cloud is more than a framework

24 February 2015

The G-Cloud framework must not lose sight of its core messaging when it comes to driving good cloud policies and practices, according to Peter Groucutt.

Harry Metcalfe, managing director at dxw

Does the CCS hand know what the GDS hand is doing?

18 February 2015

So the government is to retain agile services on the Digital Marketplace after all. But, even with this last-minute reprieve granted, the whole episode begs numerous questions, says Harry Metcalfe.

Pedro Paulo

Mind the GaaP

18 February 2015
Government as a Platform can help SMEs compete with larger enterprises for public contracts, says Pedro Paulo.

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