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...
UK government hails increased Oracle investment in UK datacentre
One of the UK government’s top technology chiefs has welcomed news that Oracle is to increase cloud services hosted at its Slough datacentre to its public sector customers.
ICT chief warns Scottish NHS struggling with tech demands
Scotland’s public sector is “scrambling” to stay on top of growing demands for improved digital infrastructure, a head of IT within the NHS has warned.
BT appointed for £10m digital health data project
London Borough of Islington has approved the appointment of a supplier to deliver an ICT solution to join up social and health care records in a contract worth £10m.
Greater Manchester data body to adopt 'federated' approach
A proposed data sharing body for public bodies across Greater Manchester will adopt a “federated data” model, rather than collating residents’ personal information on a single database.
Putting blockchain in perspective for government organisations
Blockchain technology holds promise but won't succeed if it is applied to old, failed or impossible ideas, says Jeni Tennison.
Five planning principles for the successful roll out of shared services
Jos Creese says that technological solutions are at the heart of allowing local authorities to provide shared services.
Aberdeen moves to private cloud in just six weeks
Aberdeen City Council has appointed Scottish cloud and data centre provider Brightsolid to provide a managed data centre service worth £1m a year.
EU data protection – What does the new regulation mean for public sector suppliers?
Nicky Stewart says public sector bodies and their suppliers must put measures in place to avoid large fines for data breaches.
Report calls for Scottish 'digital tsar'
A digital tsar for Scotland should be appointed to offer “leadership, advice and challenge at the most senior levels of government”, according to an industry report.
Bristol transport API set to spawn new apps
App and software developers will later this month gather for a hackathon to find uses for a new API newly created for Bristol’s transport services.
ICT projects to benefit from capital receipt freedoms
Councils will be able to raise money for ICT revenue projects by selling off capital assets from April, the government has confirmed.
European rules 'must not be allowed to stifle internet of things'
Understanding the potential of the new, connected environment is essential, say digital technology experts.
Bringing joined up youth services to life in Southend
Gareth Richards explains how the ability to share information more simply is delivering dramatic time savings for youth services teams in Southend and helping staff to make more informed decisions.
Chi Onwurah signs up for Socitm 2016 Spring conference
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has signed up to speak at Socitm’s Spring conference.
Cloud Industry Forum: 'Councils suffering from poor migration partner choices'
Some local authorities are facing problems moving to the cloud due to poor choices of migration partner, according to new research.
Shropshire announces £600,000 ICT infrastructure plan
Shropshire Council is spending £600,000 on agency staff over the next three months to redesign its ICT infrastructure.
Scottish Futures Trust: Ambition needed on digital public services
Use of digital technologies within the public sector "remains fragmented and varies by institution”, according to a report commissioned by Scottish Futures Trust.
Public sector digital transformation – Eddie Copeland's predictions for 2016
Eddie Copeland, head of the technology policy unit at think tank Policy Exchange, takes a look at the year ahead for ICT in the public sector.
Improving public sector information risk management
Senior management buy-in is key to protecting government information from threats, according to Harj Singh.
Lessons for a small council: How Clackmannanshire Council procured a new finance system
How easy is it for a very small council to implement transformation through technology? John Munro, ICT manager at Clackmannanshire Council talks to ...
Exeter unveils Big Data scheme to reduce traffic congestion
Exeter City Council and Devon County Council have announced a new initiative aimed at using data technology to reduce traffic jams around the city during its expansion.