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...
Recovery in G-Cloud sales continues
Initial returns show another rise in local government G-Cloud sales during September – up 8.6% on the previous month.
Councils to merge finance ICT
Three councils are looking to procure a joint financial management system to save money and improve services.
Bosses most confident on tech savings
Senior managers in local authorities have much greater confidence that technology can enable cost savings than the rest of their organisations’ staff, according to new research.
Government ‘still focused on digital reforms’
The civil service has "learnt the lessons" taught by the Government Digital Service team, a Cabinet Office minister has said, as Labour sought assurances on the future of the central government unit.
In the loop
James Norman asks what local authority ICT departments can do to avoid being circumvented in public cloud decisions.
Council bosses call for digital culture change
Council chief executives believe their chief information officers are more focused on whizzy technology than business needs, according to a new report.
Big Apple 'provides Big Data lessons'
UK councils can look to New York for an example of how to use data to drive service improvements, according to Socitm.
Shape of revamped digital framework emerges
The government’s newly rebranded Digital Services framework is set to include three main categories, according to the Government Digital Service.
Survey shows up widespread G-Cloud ignorance
More than three quarters of council staff have not heard of the G-Cloud framework, according to new research, raising questions about government initiatives to improve awareness.
Forget the ‘big bang’
Disaggregation allows public sector ICT managers to cut costs, improve efficient and manage risks, says Simone Hume.
End to fall in local government G-Cloud sales
Three months of plummeting G-Cloud purchases by local government have ended after sales to the sector rose 29% in August.
Public sector 'lacks cloud enthusiasm'
Public sector organisations are considerably less enthusiastic about the cloud than the private sector, with implementation suffering from a lack of senior support, according to new research.
ICT merger could lead to commercial venture
A joint ICT service agreed between two London councils could be spun out into a standalone company within two years.
CBI chief: 'Councils must go further on digital transformation'
Some councils are not doing enough to transform services and deliver digital services, according to the head of business organisation the CBI.
Cloud transformation 'adding costs and complexity'
UK public sector bodies are spending more than £300m a year on the hidden costs associated with cloud computing, according to new research.
Growth in council ICT market set to slow
The local government market for software and ICT services grew by 1.2% in 2014, despite continued pressure on council budgets, according to new figures.
Turning on the tap
TechUK president Jacqueline de Rojas on the UK’s internet connectivity drought and how what local government can do to improve the situation in their areas.
Merging Councils' IT Services – It’s all about the applications
Merging Councils' IT Services is all about the applications says Richard Ingram, Cloud Solutions Architect at public cloud consultancy SystemsUp, part of the iomart group
New era marks new challenge for the GDS
A change at the top of the Government Digital Service could actually benefit the organisation, says Ivan Harris.
Cloud roadshow set to explain transformation options
A dedicated bus is set to travel round England giving local authority ICT staff a chance to learn how cloud technology can help reduce costs.
Consultancy criteria tightened in G-Cloud 7 tender
The Crown Commercial Service has clarified the rules for suppliers providing consultancy services under lot four of the G-Cloud framework, the seventh iteration of which was released today.