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...
Council G-Cloud sales down almost half since April
Local government purchases through the G-Cloud platform dropped again last month, to £1.36m.
Reuse in digital public services
Many public sector organisations developing digital services are guilty of reinventing the wheel missing important opportunities to reduce costs and speed up delivery, says Harry Metcalfe.
Designing applications for the cloud
Only when applications are cloud native, can organisations be certain they will fully realise all of the benefits of the cloud, says Simon Hansford.
Research: Self serve systems largely a mirage
The vast majority of councils’ digital self serve systems are window dressing, with citizens paying for staff to rekey data they have already provided online, according to a new report.
Councils ICT product margins soar to 21%
Councils are paying increasingly high margins for ICT products – with mark-ups growing faster than in any other sector – according to new research.
Storing up issues
Farid Ouazzani on how the rise of the Cloud has affected the approach organisations are taking to backing up data.
Email outages are a risk to public service delivery – Neil Murray asks what the public sector can do to prepare for future failures.
Civica to provide Bristol's housing management software
Bristol City Council has used the Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) framework to commission supplier Civica for a £1.9m project to provide software to manage its housing stock.
Ed Macnair on how local authorities should respond to new anti-radicalisation laws.
Second consecutive fall in council G-Cloud sales
Local government G-Cloud sales fell for the second month running to £1.68m in June, according to official figures.
Blair: 'Labour needs to rethink public technology'
Former prime minister Tony Blair said today that the Labour Party must put government technology reforms at the heart of its policy renewal.
G-Cloud 'saving government 20% on legacy contracts'
The Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud framework is showing an average of 20% savings against legacy single vendor agreements across government, according to new figures.
Singleton claims growth in Digital Marketplace popularity
Three quarters of customers creating new accounts on the Digital Marketplace since March are from outside of central government, according to new figures.
Online training helps council save £100,000
One of Scotland’s smallest local authorities saved almost £100,000 last year by introducing online training for staff, according to new figures.
Beware the Big Bang
A gradual move to the cloud is the best option for most organisations, according to Paul Evans.
Councils to lead IoT demonstration project
Local authorities are being encouraged to create partnerships with business to compete for a £10m grant to test the Internet of Things (IoT) in a single city region.
G-Cloud is a disaster, and the Government’s seems to have little interest in supporting its aims, says Alex Rabbetts.
G-Cloud submission process set for simplification
Government is to unify the two separate systems used to submit bids to join the G-Cloud framework after complaints the process is too confusing.
Litany of problems identified with outsourced adult care system
Poor security and performance continue to dog adult care software used by a troubled outsourced shared services joint venture, according to a stinging report by auditors.
It’s never too late to review your disaster recovery plan
Some of us will get around to it tomorrow. Some of us did it a while back and think it’s probably still up-to-date. A small number of us checked it today and know it’s up-to-date.
Public sector 'unprepared to provide huge cloud savings'
The public sector is largely unprepared and uncomfortable with cloud computing, with almost half collaborating through the post, according to research released in advance of tomorrow’s Budget.