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.
The £90k role will oversee the delivery of the DVLA's ICT and digital vision
Tackling shadow IT should be an urgent priority for government in the wake of the WannaCry breach on the NHS, says Julian Cook.
An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation, according to Jane Rendall and Fredrik Gustavsson.
The UK government says that it wants to move to the Cloud. Here’s why it’s not happening yet.
- G-Cloud pioneer will leave his current job at the Institute for Apprenticeships at the end of July.
The new iteration of G-Cloud launches today, with changes intended to make it easier to find relevant services – view the list of 2,847 suppliers making it onto the framework.
A council was forced to block all emails from the public and external organisations for a week following the NHS cyber attack, it has emerged
Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services
Scoping exercise launched for an organisation to cut down duplication and add value to a tech ecosystem that ‘drifts too readily’ towards tech solutions in search of problems
Commentators say scale of work was ‘underestimated’ by both sides - but smaller scale pilots offer opportunity to boost collaboration between central and local government
Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option
Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills
Survey finds public sector isn’t making the most of digital, with costs, culture and legacy systems identified as major barriers to transformation
Government to test ‘model contracts’ in a bid to bring procurement into the digital age
Data reveals last minute flurry of activity, as more than 1,500 completed in final two days
Department to replace enterprise resource planning system, business intelligence tool and payroll system with integrated cloud-based system called Metis
GovStart programme gives small companies the chance to learn from GDS leaders past and present and access part of £320bn global market
Think tank says data dashboards have the potential to mislead and urges government to boost staff’s data science skills
Analysis comes amid reports that the contractors behind HMRC’s own tax status assessment tool are set to leave the public sector because of the clampdown
A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan that aims to fix years of IT underinvestment. Gill Hitchcock reports.
The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.