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...
Trust lacking in public cloud among government ICT pros
Almost a third of government ICT professionals don’t trust the public cloud to keep their data secure – a much higher proportion than the private sector.
The Public Sector in a Cloud First, Mobile First World
Microsoft offers its vision for organisations navigating a cloud-first, mobile-first world.
New security rules will help the public sector keep data safe
There used to be so many ways of classifying government data it was difficult to ensure data protection. Now there are much clearer rules, argues Microsoft.
Metropolitan Police to replace outdated ICT system
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a tender worth up to £150m to replace its outdated and fragmented ICT system.
Cambridge City Council unveils cloud-based food safety monitoring system
Cambridge City Council has unveiled a flagship initiative to develop a next generation cloud-based food safety management system.
A smarter approach to firefighting: Ensuring joined-up thinking
Microsoft looks at how digital technology can improve firefighter safety
G-Cloud sales slump in February
G-Cloud purchases fell by almost a quarter in February over the previous month, government data reveal.
Roundtable: Getting to grips with Cloud
Public sector ICT experts gathered to discuss the steps required if cloud is to become a firm fixture in Scotland's public sector
Natural Resources Wales embraces the cloud for infrastructure support and IT self-service
The Welsh government’s environment adviser is to migrate disaster recovery and application and infrastructure support to the cloud in a bid to consolidate its separate systems.
Think tank calls for ‘appropriate parts’ of HMRC’s Aspire contract to be included in new Crown Marketplace
The government’s promised Crown Marketplace online procurement platform should have its remit expanded to include “appropriate parts” of the HM Revenue and Customs’ Aspire IT contract, according to a new report.
Health and the Cloud: How cloud can help chief financial officers do more with less
Microsoft examines some of the key opportunities a CFO can gain through adopting the cloud.
G-Cloud sales rise for second month running
G-Cloud purchases by local government made another steady rise during January – up 12% on December.
Crown Commercial Service set to smash £400m savings target
The Crown Commercial Service is on course to exceed the top end of its savings target for 2015-16, but director Matt Denham has spoken of the challenges the agency faces in the hunt for its own Uber and Airbnb equivalents.
Newcastle City Council to offer library e-books through mobile app
Newcastle City Council and five other local authorities have begun to lend e-books and audiobooks via the cloud from mobile apps.
Government Digital Service stalwart Tony Singleton to take on new role at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Director for G-Cloud and the digital commercial programme at the Government Digital Service moving to become deputy director of the BIS digital service.
Hull to undertake £10m channel shift programme
Kingston Upon Hull City Council has launched the search for a supplier to undertake a huge overhaul of its online services.
Small rise in local government G-Cloud sales in December
Local government spending through the G-Cloud framework rose by 2.8% during December after a large drop in November.
Sprint 16: Six things we learnt about the future of government digital
Rolling out text alerts, sorting out "crap" government IT, cleaning up data, and trying to recruit skilled people when the money's tight — there's plenty going on in the world of government digital, as Matt Foster found at the Government Digital Service's annual gathering.
GDS begins rollout of G-Cloud improvements
Suppliers are now able to remove services from the G-Cloud they no longer provide, following the introduction of improvements.
Hodge slams DWP over Amazon appointment
Dame Margaret Hodge has led criticism of the expected appointment of a director of cloud supplier and online retailer Amazon to a senior board role the Department for Work and Pensions.
Blackburn awards software cloud contract after U-turn on insourcing
Blackburn with Darwen Council has outsourced its revenues and benefit software to a cloud provider – reversing its original decision to bring it back in house.