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...
Think tank hones local GDS proposal
Think tank Policy Exchange has scaled back its proposal for a local Government Digital Service (LGDS), saying it should be limited to creating and managing an online app store.
Top 10 local authority ICT stories of 2014
Publictechnology takes a look at the 10 most read stories affecting council ICT during 2014.
Another big jump in council G-Cloud sales
Purchases by local authorities through the G-Cloud framework jumped by almost a third in October over the previous month's total.
CIO role evolving in response to “shadow ICT”
The public sector is seeing the rapid rise of “shadow IT” – the phenomenon where departments are buying their own tech solutions, according to a new report.
Europe project aims to promote cloud in public sector
A European partnership has launched a tender aimed at overcoming obstacles to the adoption of cloud computing by the public sector.
Council G-Cloud purchases rise again
Purchases by local authorities through the G-Cloud framework totalled £1.86m in October, up 6.3% on the figure for August.
Round table: De-risking a wholesale shift to cloud IT
As governmenlooks to the cloud, how do those on the ground mitigate the risks? A recent round table explored the issue, as Samera Owusu Tutu reports.
Digital Marketplace increases user engagment
The government’s new Digital Marketplace platform is meeting its aim of improving ability to search products, according to initial data.
Achieving the holy grail of ‘always on’ citizen services
Steve Shakespeare says cloud services offer councils the chance to deliver efficient, accessible, always-on services.
Government releases G-Cloud 6 tender
The Crown Commercial Service has published details of how suppliers can apply to join G-Cloud 6, which will be hosted on the new Digital Marketplace platform.
Massive growth of public sector cloud predicted
Public sector ICT cloud services will account for more than half of worldwide software, server and storage spending growth by 2018, according to new analysis.
Behind the contracts
Sally Collier, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service, says that procurement changes are at the heart of public service reform.
New G-Cloud 6 timetable revealed
The government has announced that the G-Cloud 6 tender will be published next week.
G-Cloud 6 tender postponed
The government has delayed publication of the tender for the next iteration of the G-Cloud framework until next month.
Socitm announces 2014 awards
Staffordshire County Council’s chief information officer Sander Kristel has won Socitm’s digital engagement award 2014 for his joint working with a digital transformation consultancy.
Interview: Mike Bracken
Government executive director of digital Mike Bracken says he has no capacity to run a local but points to ways councils can benefit from his unit’s work.
Big Data - the power to transform
Big data has the potential to completely transform our economy, and public bodies need to bolt-on additional capacity to deal with the change, argues Pilar del Castillo Vera.
G-Cloud sales jump during September
Purchases by local authorities through the G-Cloud framework totalled £1.75m in September, up 40% on the figure for August.
What’s in a name? G-Cloud and the Digital Marketplace
Louise T. Dunne examines whether the new G-Cloud shopping channel is more than just a rebranding excercise.
CloudStore remains live despite September ‘switch off’ plan
The online procurement platform for digital products and services, CloudStore, remains live despite plans to deactivate it at the end of September.
Six ways to use G-Cloud 6 to increase sales
Hugh Cox calls on the government to take action to improve awareness and activity through its new Digital Marketplace.