Digital and data once again had a starring role in supporting – and, occasionally, hampering – government’s work this year. PublicTechnology looks back at the most significant events.
The Government Digital Service has set out the requirement for councils wanting to join the first pilots of the local version of its identity assurance scheme, for older people’s concessionary travel and parking permits.
The Department of Health has announced an academy to train NHS staff in digital skills along with a suite of new digital services for patients in an effort to fast-track the NHS’ move to digitisation.
Chris White, head of digital solutions at Capita Software Services, looks at how councils can use single sign-on citizen portals to improve services and support vulnerable residents.
The representative body for UK tech companies is seeking opinions on the government’s G-Cloud procurement framework.
Sooraj Shah looks at the benefits of AR and VR, and asks whether councils should be spending taxpayers’ money on the emerging technologies so soon.
Councils need to recognise that real digital transformation goes beyond e-enabling transactions and “get serious” about technology-informed redesign, Socitm has said.
Joe Kim, chief technology officer at IT monitoring and management tools developer SolarWinds, looks at the scale of the problem faced by healthcare organisers handling ever-increasing amounts of data and offers five ways they can tackle it.
The Government Digital Service has published a revised version of the Technology Code of Practice that departments must use when designing, building or buying digital services.
As PublicTechnology looks at diversity in public sector technology careers, Home Office developer Barbara Cassini reflects on her experiences as a female developer in both public and private sectors, saying that some offices are just better than others.
Last week, the government unveiled eighth iteration of its G-Cloud framework for public sector bodies.
The eighth iteration of the government’s cloud procurement site for public sector bodies has attracted a record number of new suppliers, it has been announced.
The Ministry of Justice has published a set of nine principles it will stick to as it updates outdated hardware that is making work difficult for employees.
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HMRC has signed a four-year deal with Accenture for the provision and management of the tax authority’s cloud-based tax management system
Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that he would improve Whitehall’s IT and technology much more quickly if he had his five year’s in the role again.
Budget pressures are persuading governments to look to the cloud to improve services while keeping costs down. Max Peterson of Amazon Web Services sets out five questions to ask yourself along the way.
A survey of the 100 biggest councils in the UK has shown that 44% do not have a strategy for the use of the cloud – despite 73% saying they use it for some form of data storage.
The government is to gradually phase out the use of eg, etc and ie on its websites to help people using screen readers and those who aren't native English speakers.
The Government Digital Service’s technology group is planning to change the way it works to make better use of existing data, expertise and discovery projects.
Shropshire Council is set to approve a new digital transformation strategy aimed at saving £36m over five years.
HMRC needs to stay committed to meeting its goals as it faces one of its most challenging years yet in its efforts to become one of the world’s most digitally-advanced tax administrations, the National Audit Office has said.