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...
Sophos webinar - Connecting endpoint and network for better protection
Unifying ICT security contracts can help local authorities achieve big savings - and improve confidence in their protection - hear Sophos experts discuss during a dedicated webinar.
Q&A: Claudette Jones
We catch up with the chief information officer at City of Edinburgh Council about the challenges she expects to face in 2016.
MEP Jan Albrecht: 'European data protection rules close to adoption'
Public bodies and businesses are set to face new data protection rules by the end of the year, says Jan Albrecht.
Kirklees launches online benefits website
An online platform provider owned by Kirklees Council has launched a new website for benefits enquiries aimed at saving the council £400,000 a year.
Cloud computing 'set to change skills needed by council ICT managers'
Strategic planning will become the most important skill needed by ICT leaders in local authorities, according to a new survey of chief executives.
Manchester scoops £10m Internet of Things prize
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has announced that Manchester has won £10m from government to support a test scheme for Internet of Things technology.
SME chief questions Crown Marketplace move
A technology SME chief executive has questioned the extent to which a proposed new Crown Marketplace will help small and medium enterprises.
Local government G-Cloud sales fall back
Local government purchases through G-Cloud fell back during October following two consecutive months of rises.
Catalyst needed for local government G-Cloud move
Richard Blanford says local government needs to experience a compelling event before moving to the Cloud.
ICT sector welcomes Spending Review
The ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will pay for.
GDS given Spending Review boost
Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).
G-Cloud 7 supplier list revealed
The government has announced that 1,616 suppliers have been appointed to the G-Cloud 7 framework – read the full list here.
European ICT harmonisation framework approved
The European Council has approved a new €131m programme to harmonise ICT solutions and frameworks for government bodies across the European Union.
European public sector open data portal launches
A portal to share open data between public sector bodies in Europe has gone live.
Huddle agrees lower price regime with government
Government has signed a memorandum of understanding, allowing public bodies to access technology from with digital collaboration supplier Huddle at a discount.
Councils face intensified ransomware threat
Groups behind ransomware campaigns are set to concentrate their attention on local government in 2016, according to a report by security experts.
Civil servants urged to make better use of Digital Marketplace
A new survey of technology SMEs has uncovered 'widespread concern’ that public-sector procurement staff are not using all available tools to buy services from smaller firms.
Open source deal signed for government bodies
Government bodies are set to get access to a new range of open source applications for desktop, mobile and cloud after a deal signed by the Crown Commercial Service.
Q&A: Jane Morgan
We catch up with the head of connectivity, economy and data division in the digital directorate within the Scottish Government.
Q&A: Ian Watt
Aberdeen City Council’s digital transformation manager talks about his work on digital with other councils and companies.
Council seeks private cloud supplier in £75m deal
A South East council is looking for a supplier to provide a private cloud customer platform solution in a contract that could be worth up to £75m.