MoD brings in Amazon to boost tech skills of Armed Forces leaders
Ministry claims that MoU is a first-of-its-kind deal
HMRC invests in £2m software tool to help manage cloud spend
Department pursues FinOps practice via commercial agreement
EXCL: Government warned of ‘serious risk’ to services as UKCloud customers hit with sevenfold price increase
Customers that cannot pay fees seven times higher than contracted price face a race against time...
DWP benefit Blockchain trial slammed by digital experts
A Whitehall trial of the use of Blockchain technology for the payment and spending of benefits has raised concerns about data privacy and government control.
GDS told to increase security guidance in G-Cloud 9
Buyers and suppliers have called for more guidance on security and risk through the next iteration of the Government Digital Service’s G-Cloud.
Just a third of councils are using cloud applications
A survey has found that more than half of councils do not use cloud applications, while most of those that do are unaware of whether they can monitor sensitive information accessed through them.
HMRC searches for cloud IT director
HMRC is seeking a deputy IT director for cloud services to help implement cloud infrastructure across the department, nine months after failing to recruit for a more senior cloud transformation role.
The G-Cloud dream is dying for SMEs, says Memset director
Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of Memset, one of the original technical leads of the government’s G-Cloud framework, was a strong believer in the initiative, but now says her mind has changed.
Wigan bags digital council of the year award
Wigan Council has won Digital Leaders' 2016 award for digital council for its efforts tackling digital exclusion and improving connectivity.
GDS gives suppliers two more days to apply for G-Cloud 8
The Government Digital Service has extended the application deadline for G-Cloud 8.
GDS updates code of practice for government digital projects
The Government Digital Service plans to update its Technology Code of Practice to encourage a more adaptive and innovative approach to technology use in government.
Bringing government data to life
Microsoft shows a few of the ways that governments can turn data into insight
Do councils have the IT it takes to make the most of devolution?
Microsoft makes the case for local councils to move to the cloud
Windsor & Maidenhead replaces CRM with 'Amazon-style' platform
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead says that a replacement for its customer relationship management system – which it compares to Amazon – is set to make initial annual savings of £83,000.
Creating Smart Cities: Using Microsoft CityNext to connect public services
Microsoft looks at the digital infrastructure that allows cities to prosper
People and technology must unite to fight against cyber-terrorism
As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds
Unlocking the power of big data
Microsoft surveys a handful of capabilities offered by SQL Server 2016
Top tips for smooth data migration
iomart reveals the five most important factors that lead to successful cloud migration
Better understanding of risk is critical to cloud deployment
There is a still a gap between cloud awareness and cloud-readiness of organisations considering implementing cloud solutions, says Jos Creese.
G-Cloud's growing pains
G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.
Shadow IT: Is the gulf between digital and IT teams creating chaos?
Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.
Fighting crime with technology
Microsoft reviews the technology that can help police officers perform their jobs more effectively
Interview: Warwickshire county council’s Tonino Ciuffini on the flexibility of cloud
Warwickshire county council’s head of information assets tells Gill Hitchcock that cloud technologies offer local authorities a range of benefits provided they do their groundwork
Public sector myth-buster: Six myths stopping the public sector from moving to the Cloud
Microsoft analyses six common misconceptions about cloud migration