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...
Government to simplify Digital Services framework contracts
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.
Clarity needed over Scottish digital plans
The Scottish Government is still failing to get basic digital contract management right, according to a new report. Gemma Diamond looks at the findings.
Erratic 2015 continues for council G-Cloud sales
Local government sales through G-Cloud nose-dived in May, down almost a third on the April total, according to new figures.
UK public sector leads Europe on mobile
The UK public sector is the only one in Europe to provide mobile-friendly websites across domains, according to research released by the European Commission.
Top tips to improve G-Cloud take-up
Andrew Maybin looks at how local government’s sluggish adoption of the platform can be improved.
Norfolk faces race to avoid PSN disconnection
A digital transformation project by Norfolk County Council is running almost 5% over budget after delays which threaten the council’s Public Service Network accreditation.
Scottish hosting framework places awarded
The Scottish Government has named seven suppliers to a new framework aimed at making it easier for public service bodies to dump in-house data centres.
Iomart buys public cloud consultancy for £12.5m
Cloud services supplier Iomart has bought public sector cloud solutions specialist Systemsup for an estimated £12.5m.
A fresh approach
Harry Metcalfe welcomes the fresh approach to the Digital Services framework, but says the devil will be in the detail.
Public sector to build cloud-based Wales map
Public sector bodies in Wales took another step towards the adoption of a cloud-based mapping service covering the whole of the country after appointing a supplier.
Growth slows in local government G-Cloud sales
Local government purchases made through the G-Cloud framework increased to £2.53m in April - up 2.24% on the previous month, official data has revealed.
New government urged to maintain momentum on G-Cloud
Maximising the opportunities presented by G-Cloud will require ministers to target wider aspects of the market for products and services over the coming years, a sector expert has warned.
Why ministers should continue prioritising G-Cloud
Nicky Stewart says David Cameron's new Conservative government has a host of reasons to support the further development of G-Cloud over the next five years.
Public sector 'increasing depth of cloud engagement'
The proportion of public sector bodies using more than one cloud-based service has risen from 53% to 82% over the past year, according to new data.
Rebranded network body proposes new government "virtual front office"
The industry representative group for the Public Services Network is rebranding itself in order to campaign on wider issues relating to information services in the public sector.
Election 2015: ICT body chief calls for Tories to focus on data sharing
Phil Gibson, head of trade organisation PSNGB, talks to PublicTechnology about the implications of today’s general election victory for the Conservative Party – and how continuing austerity is likely to drive further transformation of public service delivery through digital technology.
European digital strategy 'could boost public services'
Plans unveiled yesterday to remove barriers to cross-border data sharing could help the development of public services, according to the European Commission.
Public sector moving more services to cloud
Seven in ten local public sector organisations are using cloud technology, according to a survey of the sector.
Local government G-Cloud sales jump by a quarter
Local government purchases through the G-Cloud framework rose to £2.47m in March – up 28% on the previous month.
Election 2015: Three challenges for a digital future
Ivan Harris says whoever forms the next government will face a big task in driving greater adoption of cloud services within the public sector.
Five tips for choosing your cloud backup provider
Paul Evans with the questions you should be asking potential suppliers of your cloud backup technology.