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.
The public sector is in danger of being outpaced in terms of its ability to handle and exploit big data, according to James Petter.
Flexible working can save councils cash – but what is the best way to deal with the challenges it presents to the ICT department?
Paul Clarke on how local authorities can make use of GIS technology to deal better with future flooding events.
Mike Thomas, managing director at public services network trade body PSNGB, welcomes the principles behind new security proposals for the G-Cloud framework, but warns they could change buyer behaviour.
The government’s decision to reduce pan-government accreditation requirements sends the wrong message, according to James Walker, president of the CloudEthernet Forum.
Peter Groucutt welcomes changes to search functionality within the new Digital Marketplace, saying the previous system had been abused by suppliers.
Jon Cook discusses how local authorities can keep employees mobile while still completing the accreditation process.
The government’s new online security approach may boost sales through the G-Cloud Framework – but it also has the potential to confuse, says John Godwin
Andy Grant explores how local authorities can overcome skills shortages to get the most from their Big Data resources.
Ed Bradley and Tim Ingham believe the recent furore over council G-Cloud spending could help open up more contracts for small and medium enterprises.