In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT.
NAO offers 'balanced view' of history of digital transformation, but GDS now needs to focus on Brexit
Much will be made of the UK spending watchdog’s recent report on how the Government Digital...
The Institute for Government's Emily Andrews says that the Government Digital Service needs to help public bodies swim before they can hunt.
Customers must engage with industry to better specify and run major ICT procurements and avoid the pitfalls of poorly specified tenders, says Richard Barnes.
Local authorities need to automate their back-office processes to increase efficiency and help free-up vital resources, says Debra Maxwell.
Will new regional authorities and other bodies opt for OJEU procurements or create their own frameworks?
Few in government see digital as anything other than a doorway for strengthening public services. But, as Miguel Carrasco explains, the pace of digital evolution means there is always more to do.
Drones can offer the public sector a treasure trove of data: we can't just view them as a threat from the skies
Cranfield University expert Dr Monica Rivas Casaldo says drones offer the public sector huge potential to collect vital environmental data that shouldn't be overshadowed by a failure to regulate for their misuse.
The government’s rhetoric on digital transformation does not match the reality of underperformance, says Chi Onwurah MP.
Charlie Bruin says public services must not lose sight of the role that automation can play in achieving efficiency savings.
Steve Thorn explores claims that the technology behind crypto-currency Bitcoin can improve transparency and trust between government and its citizens
In the wake of last week’s ransomware attack on Lincolnshire County Council, Des Ward looks how public bodies should respond.
Environment secretary Liz Truss says digital reform is the 21st Century equivalent of Margaret Thatcher's 1980s financial reforms.
Digital projects need to reduce dependency on specialist digital and programming skills, according to Jane Roberts.
Blockchain technology holds promise but won't succeed if it is applied to old, failed or impossible ideas, says Jeni Tennison.
Jos Creese says that technological solutions are at the heart of allowing local authorities to provide shared services.
Nicky Stewart says public sector bodies and their suppliers must put measures in place to avoid large fines for data breaches.
As one of the public sector’s largest costs, it’s of little surprise that the size and state of the public property estate was given a particular focus in the Autumn Statement and Spending Review.
Eddie Copeland, head of the technology policy unit at think tank Policy Exchange, takes a look at the year ahead for ICT in the public sector.
Senior management buy-in is key to protecting government information from threats, according to Harj Singh.
Public bodies and businesses are set to face new data protection rules by the end of the year, says Jan Albrecht.
Richard Blanford says local government needs to experience a compelling event before moving to the Cloud.
Jos Creese takes a look at what local government ICT professionals can expect from next week’s spending review.