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...
Council G-Cloud sales rise 8.8% in August
Cumulative purchases by local authorities through the G-Cloud reached £16m during August, a rise of 8.8 per cent over the previous month’s total of £14.7m.
The big data challenge
The public sector is in danger of being outpaced in terms of its ability to handle and exploit big data, according to James Petter.
Your flexible friends
Flexible working can save councils cash – but what is the best way to deal with the challenges it presents to the ICT department?
Microsoft 'set to grow council business'
Microsoft is set to increase its share of the local government ICT market despite competition from a burgeoning SME market, according to analysts.
Digital Marketplace launch date confirmed
The government will turn off the CloudStore procurement platform at the end of this month, with all new G-Cloud purchases transferring to the Digital Marketplace.
McAfee releases PSN security guidance
Internet firm McAfee has released a technical guide to achieving Public Sector Network security compliance – available exclusively on PublicTechnology.net.
Can the experience of central government in implementing cloud technologies offer lessons for council ICT chiefs? A recent round table event found out.
Mike Thomas, managing director at public services network trade body PSNGB, welcomes the principles behind new security proposals for the G-Cloud framework, but warns they could change buyer behaviour.
Microsoft speeds up cloud migration
Cloud migration is not as simple as just moving a VM from a local network to a cloud provider.
Government consults on new G-Cloud security regime
Digital suppliers which are found to have deliberately lied to councils about their security status would be disqualified from the G-Cloud framework, according to self-certification rules to replace pan-government accreditation.
No standard, no certainty
The government’s decision to reduce pan-government accreditation requirements sends the wrong message, according to James Walker, president of the CloudEthernet Forum.
Digital Marketplace continues in alpha mode
The government has delayed the launch of its Digital Marketplace procurement platform, originally planned for the end of August.
Eduserv in Bristol City Council cloud win
In one of its largest wins through the G-Cloud framework, Eduserv, the non-profit IT services company, has won a contract estimated at up to £1.5m from Bristol City Council to help migrate its IT infrastructure to the cloud.
Vendor behaviour responsible for Digital Marketplace search overhaul
Peter Groucutt welcomes changes to search functionality within the new Digital Marketplace, saying the previous system had been abused by suppliers.
Onwurah to give keynote address at Socitm conference
Chi Onwurah MP, shadow Cabinet Office minister has been confirmed as keynote speaker at this year’s Socitm annual conference.
Digital Marketplace on verge of launch
The government’s new Digital Marketplace procurement platform is set to launch within two weeks, the Government Digital Service has announced.
Securing the best of both worlds
Jon Cook discusses how local authorities can keep employees mobile while still completing the accreditation process.
Kent councils deploy mobile workspace solution
Three councils in east Kent have agreed to install shared mobile workspace technology.
Local government G-Cloud sales rise
Cumulative local government spend through the G-Cloud framework rose by 10 per cent over the month to the end of May, according to new figures.
Interview: Paperless finances
Kath Ryans, MIS training consultant from the Cambridgeshire County Council ICT Service explains how paperless...
Supplier calls for more G-Cloud stability
Constant changes to the shape of the government’s G-Cloud framework are putting councils off from using it, according to a private sector supplier.