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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

The third sector must play a key role in ‘social digital government’

24 October 2018

Government needs to make sure it is integrating resources from different places in support of common goals, according to Neil McEvoy of Digital Scotland

 

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

Fraud, Risk and Governance

Huawei tells government its tech will never be used for spying

7 February 2019

Chinese networking titan claims that it would ‘categorically refuse’ any requests to assist in intelligence-gathering

ICO report finds ‘disturbing disregard for voters’ privacy’ in political campaigns

8 November 2018

After an 18-month investigation into use of personal data, information commissioner presents report to parliament

GDPR

ICO report finds ‘disturbing disregard for voters’ privacy’ in political campaigns

8 November 2018

After an 18-month investigation into use of personal data, information commissioner presents report to parliament

Chatbots, free WiFi, and paperless councillors – Waltham Forest’s digital transformation

13 September 2018

Executive and political leadership at the east London council talk to PublicTechnology about their work to lead transformation in a way that benefits the entire borough 

Cloud

Is government ready to abandon GSi?

21 January 2019

As the deadline for ditching the 22-year-old platform draws near, some major government departments are still using GSi email addresses – but all contend that they are on track for the March cut-off

The biggest stories of 2018 – part one

28 December 2018

We take a look back at the major developments that shaped the first half of the year

 

Policy

DfT IT systems ‘all on track’ for Brexit

15 February 2019

Top department officials tell select committee that preparations for EU departure are going well

Scottish Government agency offers businesses digital strategy help

15 February 2019

Firms can avail themselves of training in areas such as using search engines and social media

Why cybersecurity would lead a Labour government’s digital transformation agenda

13 February 2019

As the Government Transformation Strategy enters its final year, PublicTechnology asked shadow cabinet office minister Jo Platt for her views on its rollout so far, and how Labour would deliver reform 

Transformation

DfT IT systems ‘all on track’ for Brexit

15 February 2019

Top department officials tell select committee that preparations for EU departure are going well

Scottish Government agency offers businesses digital strategy help

15 February 2019

Firms can avail themselves of training in areas such as using search engines and social media

Tech

Government bans use of phrase ‘fake news’

23 October 2018

Measures to tackle disinformation online also include new powers for ICO, and partnerships with tech firms to trial automated identification methods

Suffolk online crime reporting doubles

22 October 2018

Website improvements and new digital telephony system contributed to rise, Constabulary says