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...
John Jackson, Camden Council's CIO talks to PublicTechnology about collaboration, the relationship with central government and the generational divide in the profession.
Dr. Martin Reeves, chief executive at Coventry City Council and national procurement champion for local government, on commissioning issues facing councils.
Phil Neal talks to leaders in children’s services about what stands in the way of successful early help and asks whether technology could help break down these barriers.
As governmenlooks to the cloud, how do those on the ground mitigate the risks? A recent round table explored the issue, as Samera Owusu Tutu reports.
Sally Collier, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service, says that procurement changes are at the heart of public service reform.
From norovirus to illegal gangmasters, Big Data is helping government get to grips with serious issues. Public servants gathered to share their experiences.
Government executive director of digital Mike Bracken says he has no capacity to run a local but points to ways councils can benefit from his unit’s work.
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.