NHS Digital’s analytics director to step down

21 June 2017

Professor David Hughes authored NHS Digital’s data strategy and will now focus on mental health analytics

Digital sector set to outpace rest of Scottish economy

20 June 2017

Technology is predicted to be the fastest growing sector of the Scottish economy to 2024

Sir David Norgrove interview: Challenges ahead for statistics watchdog

21 June 2017

Sir David Norgrove, the new chair of the UK Statistics Authority, sees better use of existing administrative data as a way to bolster the nation’s understanding of itself without conducting original and costly research.

NHS ransomware attack one month on: "The people who didn’t patch Windows 7 should be sacked"

14 June 2017

Last month's high-profile cyber attack caused chaos across much of the NHS, but some parts were unscathed. SA Mathieson explores why

"It's not about having a glossy website" - East Renfrewshire Council’s Lorraine McMillan on the power of sharing digital expertise

9 June 2017

Lorraine McMillan, chief executive of East Renfrewshire Council, tells Gill Hitchcock why cooperating on digital is second nature for Scotland’s local authorities

Head in the Cloud?

31 May 2017

The UK government says that it wants to move to the Cloud. Here’s why it’s not happening yet.

Q&A: Tom Smith, MD at the Office for National Statistics Data Science Campus

31 May 2017

Earlier this year the Office for National Statistics launched its Data Science Campus, promising to deliver ‘data science for public good’. Rebecca Hill spoke to its managing director Tom Smith to find out what that means in practice.

Election 2017: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

23 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.

WannaCry NHS attack - busting the myths

21 June 2017

Des Ward, information governance director at Innopsis, reflects on the real story behind the WannaCry cyber-attack.

How the Internet of Things poses fresh risks to public sector systems

19 June 2017

With the cyber threat shifting its focus to sabotage rather than data theft, many of the defences deployed by public sector organisations will have to be adapted for the new world

Why cyber resilience is the UK's first line of defence

16 June 2017

New threats require the sort of joint civilian and military planning that was common in the Cold War – but with a focus on cyber rather than nuclear, says Jennifer Cole of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

How councils can use and make the most of data

12 June 2017

There is no lack of appetite for data projects – it’s just that the scope of them is so vast, many people don’t know where to begin

General election 2017: Politicians have been silent on data – and unwilling to let councils take the lead

7 June 2017

While some councils boast impressive advocates for data analysis, there are strict limits on what they can accomplish without the backing of Westminster – as the election campaign row over social care shows