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.
Hackney’s head of digital Matthew Cain talks to Gill Hitchcock about redesigning parking permits...
What are benefits that joint working can bring to government – and where do the challenges lie? A recent round table found out.
Farid Ouazzani on how the rise of the Cloud has affected the approach organisations are taking to backing up data.
Last week, hackers stole 13,134 email addresses from City of Edinburgh Council - professor Bill Buchanan of Edinburgh Napier University offers his verdict.
Tim Gibson assesses government efforts to protect public and private sectors alike from the threat posed by hackers.
Who is the man taking over from Francis Maude in charge of government digital strategy and procurement?
Josh Chambers looks at global examples for a clue as to how Whitehall can work with local governments to produce true “government as a platform”.
Governments across the world are increasingly using online games to train staff and engage with the public.
Phil Neal lists the ways technology can help improve early intervention decisions by local authorities.
A guide to help local authorities understand the threat from cyber attacks, produced by central government.
How strong support from the leaders of a public service body gave staff the courage to create a successful social media campaign.
A majority of UK parliamentarians believe that UK public sector data should be securely processed in this country - what do councils need to consider when procuring data storage services?
Government deputy chief technology officer Magnus Falk outlines what government organisations should be doing to improve digital services.
How will a new guide to procuring cloud services for government help the private sector? Ian Murphy takes a look.
Channel shift also requires a step change in attitude towards customer service from the public sector, according to a recent webchat.
A recent round table assessed the potential of digital and data in transforming, enhancing and reimagining healthcare.
A survey of UK Parliamentarians shows there is significant concern that offshoring data is hindering local government cloud.
A recent round table explored how replacing big outsourced IT contracts with more flexible, managed “tower” arrangements has impacted government’s use of technology.
Marc Hobell on how location intelligence technology is helping one Somerset council prepare for a repeat of last year’s flooding.
Scarborough Borough Council’s deputy chief executive, Hilary Jones, discusses the development of its ‘Switched On’ vision to modernise the Council and develop digital services.
Councils are working increasingly closely with local health organisations. We gathered a group of health leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by Big Data.