UKCloud collapse caused ‘no unexpected service disruptions or cost to public purse’
Minister says that all public-sector customers have now moved to alternative provider
Whitehall shared-services implementation requires funding and focus, MPs warn
Public Accounts Committee warns that lack of support could imperil delivery
Scottish researchers create AI to update 2,000-year-old process for measuring ships’ stability
University of Edinburgh team unveils automated tool that will shortly be turned into smartphone...
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.
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.