UKCloud collapse caused ‘no unexpected service disruptions or cost to public purse’
Minister says that all public-sector customers have now moved to alternative provider
Whitehall shared-services implementation requires funding and focus, MPs warn
Public Accounts Committee warns that lack of support could imperil delivery
Scottish researchers create AI to update 2,000-year-old process for measuring ships’ stability
University of Edinburgh team unveils automated tool that will shortly be turned into smartphone...
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.
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.