Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
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...
Interview: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington on 'self-help groups', spend controls and cold water swimming
After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin...
Can the experience of central government in implementing cloud technologies offer lessons for council ICT chiefs? A recent round table event found out.
How one council has used tablets and other technology to massively improve efficiency and reduce costs within its planning department.
Cloud migration is not as simple as just moving a VM from a local network to a cloud provider.
Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute highlights a dataset which she says could be of use to local authorities.
Kath Ryans, MIS training consultant from the Cambridgeshire County Council ICT Service explains how paperless...
Local authorities are working in partnership with central government to make registering to vote easier, simpler and faster - but are they succeeding?
Five critical weaknesses are seriously compromising the success of channel shift initiatives for UK local authorities. Anthony Peake lists them and suggest some solutions.
We talk to Dave Horsfield, programme delivery director at More Independent Liverpool (MIL) about how digital technology is being used to increase older citizens’ independence.
Archie Hendryx looks at the benefits and challenges of managing multiple IT components through a single support solution.
Planning Portal director Chris Kendall on the lessons learnt by one unitary authority engaging town and parish councils in online planning consultation.
Siobhan Coughlan, programme manager as part of productivity team at the Local Government Association, describes negotiations that led to the extension of support for Microsoft XP for public bodies, as well as PSN compliance.
Procurement rules have long been denounced as tangled by local government. Joshua Chambers reports on new reforms seeking to allow officers greater freedom.
A week ago, Shetland Islands Council turned on its new network, linking 60 properties, many in remote locations, to the web. PublicTechnology talks to Stuart Moncrieff, the council’s executive ICT manager, about the challenges involved.
Local authorities can avoid creating a video nasty by following ten simple tips, says Colin Burgess.
Creating responsive websites is preferable to producing service-specific apps, according to a new list of recommendations for local authorities designing digital services. Read the full list here.
In the coming year, councils are set to embrace embracing the requirement for online self-service and the increased application of innovative multi-channel, mobile and social technologies.
Publictechnology.net caught up with David Wilde, chief information officer at Essex County Council about the savings being made through ICT.