Digital and data once again had a starring role in supporting – and, occasionally, hampering – government’s work this year. PublicTechnology looks back at the most significant events.
City seeks IT partner to build platform for use across the public sector – and possibly the third sector too
Hugely experienced civil servant will help SMEs engage better with government in new role as strategic advisor
'GDS needs departmental buy-in - but for some its name is still mud', says techUK public services head
Departments urged to reverse habit of working in silos and embrace pan-government tech strategy for the good of citizens
Vehicles catering for digital delivery of driving theory tests and managed email services for central government - worth a cumulative £750m-plus - will not be replaced
Cloud Industry Forum warns that 'momentum and progress on the Government Transformation Strategy could stall' as it flags lack of G-Cloud sales updates and 'poorly articulated needs'
Government Digital Service lifts lid on success of project to simplify process of starting a business online
Agency’s director of digital transformation Mark Gray discusses revamp of client and datacentre computing estate, including increased use of cloud
Former EBRD IT boss joins credit agency
Report from DeepMind Health finds that health service has a haphazard hotchpotch of digital, paper, and other improvised systems
University of Surrey, Bristol University, and King's College London join forces to become 5G hub
IT reseller Insight's public sector chief argues that failing to invest in digital could hurt the government's ability to deliver services
Whitehall places only fourth, behind Canada, New Zealand, and Australia
Former No. 10 policy adviser Daniel Korski tells Sam Trendall about his plans to create an armada of UK tech players to compete with the best California has to offer – and why he needed to leave Whitehall to do so
After Royal Free is found to have breached Data Protection Act, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham offers four-point checklist for other trusts in their use of technology and data
James Butler of software and IT services firm Trustmarque examines how to ‘bridge the gap’ between private and public sector adoption
The DVLA has announced plans to move off the majority of its legacy systems within three years.
Ensuring spaces can be booked by the public and other bodies can bring in revenue and create efficiencies, argues Chris Smith of Kajima
The UK would introduce an Estonia-style virtual identity card for EU nationals who settle in the UK following Brexit, according to reports.
Joe Kim of SolarWinds looks at what government IT pros can expect from hybrid IT, and whether implementing it will provide any benefits
Four suppliers expected to tender to supply patient administration and clinical systems to primary care providers
Des Ward, information governance director at Innopsis, reflects on the real story behind the WannaCry cyber-attack.