Topics

2016 Socitm spring conference

Mobile responsive council websites on the increase, finds survey – but quality declines

12 June 2017

Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.

Collaboration

Why the public sector should work more closely with charities

6 December 2017

Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels

GDS readies new centralised design platform for GOV.UK services

31 October 2017

New offering, which is entering beta testing, will combine elements of current platforms such as the Service Manual and GOV.UK Elements

Fraud, Risk and Governance

Serious Fraud Office uses artificial intelligence to crack real crimes

22 June 2018

Chief technology officer Ben Denison discusses how the organisation is using technology to get on top of increasingly vast and complex cases of bribery, fraud, and corruption

GDPR

The public sector must be transparent on data use to gain citizens’ trust

30 May 2018

While GDPR is right to provide individuals with greater control over how their information is used, the benefits of sharing data should not be overlooked, believes Rose Lasko-Skinner of Reform

Cloud

National technology advisor Liam Maxwell set to depart government for role at AWS

8 August 2018

Sources indicate that one of the civil service’s most high-profile digital and technology specialists is to take a job in the commercial sector

G-Cloud 10 launches with 650 new suppliers

4 July 2018

A total of 3,505 firms are on the latest iteration of the framework with the government claiming more than 90% are SMEs

Contracts

NHS’s new £450m deal will offer a ‘step change’ in IT for GPs

17 August 2018

The GP IT Futures framework aims to widen supplier base and choice, and could include tools such as video consultations and apps for practices to communicate with patients

Bournemouth University to pick manufacturer of choice for £7m refresh of entire PC estate

13 August 2018

Institution wants to appoint a single manufacturer and a handful of reseller partners to undertake potential five-year deployment

Data

National police systems to be moved to AWS

16 August 2018

Home Office seeks suppliers for one-year project to migrate services from datacentre to public cloud

ICO appoints first-ever technology director

15 August 2018

Simon McDougall joins regulator in the role of executive director for technology policy and innovation

 

AI patient referrals as good as top human experts, Moorfields research finds

14 August 2018

Study of use of DeepMind technology at NHS’s flagship eye hospital suggests artificial intelligence could help lead to swifter diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions

Leadership

Why 2018’s school leavers will keep learning, unlearning and relearning for years to come

17 August 2018

As techUK launches research to assess the readiness of students for the future working world, the industry body’s policy manager India Lucas looks at what lies in store for this year’s A-level students

Met Police builds own fingerprint scanner

17 August 2018

London force launches new technology it claims will save £200,000 a year and allow for far more widespread rollout than would otherwise be possible

ICO appoints first-ever technology director

15 August 2018

Simon McDougall joins regulator in the role of executive director for technology policy and innovation

 

PSN

What the doctor ordered

1 June 2017

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.

Transformation

NHS’s new £450m deal will offer a ‘step change’ in IT for GPs

17 August 2018

The GP IT Futures framework aims to widen supplier base and choice, and could include tools such as video consultations and apps for practices to communicate with patients

National police systems to be moved to AWS

16 August 2018

Home Office seeks suppliers for one-year project to migrate services from datacentre to public cloud

Government major projects unit gets operations chief

16 August 2018

Infrastructure and Projects Authority – which helps departments ensure delivery of major technology programmes – appoints Alison Baptiste

Tech

Home Office to revamp communications infrastructure

14 May 2018

Department issues contract notice seeking external supplier for two-year contract to install unified communications environment