At the end of March, the government is facing a brain-drain as contractors leave the public sector rather than be caught out by stricter tax rules. But Eduserv’s Max Elliott-Massouras says the focus should be on the value of contractors – not their cost.
Ensuring the data and analytics skills gap is addressed is the only way to ensure efficiencies will be achieved by the public sector, according to Simon Dennis.
Harry Metcalfe on what is driving the groundswell of opinion among SMEs that the Digital Services Framework is deeply flawed.
How the public sector can benefit from new approaches to flexible working.
Some new rules can make agile development in government an even bigger success story, says Richard Stobart.
A data loss prevention programme is vital for public sector organisations to keep themselves safe from hackers, according to Lior Arbel.
Phil Gibson hopes the government’s new Public Services Network chief realises is not underestimating his task.
Phil Gibson, chairman of public services networks supplier body PSNGB, responds to the government’s extension of the current PSN connectivity and services frameworks due to delays in its replacement.
Pedro Bustamante from web security firm Malwarebytes calls for better education about security threats for public sector ICT staff.
Senior managers in the public sector need to take social media more seriously, says professor Zahir Irani.
On the eve of the Labour Party’s Digital Government Review final report, Julian David calls for politicians to increase the speed of public sector digitisation.
Neil Mellor says that new arrangements for suppliers’ self-certification do not mean that the public sector supply chain will become the Wild West.
Steve Shakespeare says cloud services offer councils the chance to deliver efficient, accessible, always-on services.
Natalie Duffield says local authorities need to help schools choose the best ICT equipment for the needs of pupils.
Phil Neal considers the important role technology can play in helping local authorities prepare for phase two of the Troubled Families programme.
Big data has the potential to completely transform our economy, and public bodies need to bolt-on additional capacity to deal with the change, argues Pilar del Castillo Vera.
Louise T. Dunne examines whether the new G-Cloud shopping channel is more than just a rebranding excercise.
The most common hurdle to deployment of digital by default services is legacy systems, according to respondents of a recent survey from Xirrus. Duncan Fisken, VP, EMEA at Xirrus discusses the results.
The public sector has always had a large proportion of staff who are not deskbound. From social workers doing home visits, to community support officers interacting with the public, many are out and about for most of their day.
Andrew Jones says that the current trend for unifying communications onto a single internet network may not necessarily be the best solution for every council.
Hugh Cox calls on the government to take action to improve awareness and activity through its new Digital Marketplace.