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...
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.
Only when applications are cloud native, can organisations be certain they will fully realise all of the benefits of the cloud, says Simon Hansford.
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 are paying increasingly high margins for ICT products – with mark-ups growing faster than in any other sector – according to new research.
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.
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.
Local government G-Cloud sales fell for the second month running to £1.68m in June, according to official figures.
Former prime minister Tony Blair said today that the Labour Party must put government technology reforms at the heart of its policy renewal.
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.
Three quarters of customers creating new accounts on the Digital Marketplace since March are from outside of central government, according to new figures.
One of Scotland’s smallest local authorities saved almost £100,000 last year by introducing online training for staff, according to new figures.
A gradual move to the cloud is the best option for most organisations, according to Paul Evans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital officials are working to slash the length of contracts under the Digital Services framework after estimating current versions take at least six hours to read.