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...
Delivering on digital
Digital is changing the relationship between the state and the public, a new PwC survey finds most councils are only at the beginning of their evolution.
Council G-Cloud sales on rise again
Local government spending through the G-Cloud framework totalled £1.93m in February, the government has announced.
Four critical cyber security issues facing local government
Paul Lipman suggests that local government organisations should look to the cloud to address growing security challenges.
Budget heralds digital step-change for councils
Andrew Hawkins says the new role for GDS may prove less significant for local government ICT than other measures in the Budget.
Onshoring public sector data
A majority of UK parliamentarians believe that UK public sector data should be securely processed in this country - what do councils need to consider when procuring data storage services?
Top 10 tips for public sector digital development
Government deputy chief technology officer Magnus Falk outlines what government organisations should be doing to improve digital services.
Virgin wins £25m PSN network contract extension
A local authority partnership has extended its telecommunications deal with Virgin Media Business by four years for £25 million.
Reach for the cloud
How will a new guide to procuring cloud services for government help the private sector? Ian Murphy takes a look.
Has the public sector finally overtaken the private sector?
For the first time, the public sector is nosing ahead of private firms in some areas of digital technology, according to Ross Mason.
A recent round table assessed the potential of digital and data in transforming, enhancing and reimagining healthcare.
Council website progress "too slow"
Local government's progress on digital transformation is too slow for it to save council services, according to this year’s detailed review of council websites by Socitm.
Download: ENISA releases cloud procurement guide
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a step-by-step guide for public sector bodies on procuring cloud services.
G-Cloud is more than a framework
The G-Cloud framework must not lose sight of its core messaging when it comes to driving good cloud policies and practices, according to Peter Groucutt.
Dramatic drop in council G-Cloud purchases
Local government spend through the G-Cloud framework dropped by almost two thirds between December and January, according to new figures.
Offshoring provides major barrier to cloud adoption
A survey of UK Parliamentarians shows there is significant concern that offshoring data is hindering local government cloud.
Does the CCS hand know what the GDS hand is doing?
So the government is to retain agile services on the Digital Marketplace after all. But, even with this last-minute reprieve granted, the whole episode begs numerous questions, says Harry Metcalfe.
Framework U-turn after Singleton admits flaws
The government has reversed a decision to remove agile development services from the Digital Marketplace after criticisms of their new home on the Digital Services framework (DS).
Harry Metcalfe on what is driving the groundswell of opinion among SMEs that the Digital Services Framework is deeply flawed.
G-Cloud founder voices procurement worries
G-Cloud founder Chris Chant today said much more needs to be done to encourage the public sector to improve its approach to procurement.
G-Cloud 6 supplier list
The government last week announced that 1,453 suppliers had been appointed to the G-Cloud 6 framework – read the full list here.
Report highlights UK public sector cloud concerns
Nearly half of all public sector respondents to a survey on cloud computing have responded that security is their highest concern.