Department seeks digital specialist to help it prepare for public beta launch within three months and pass assessment by the end of October
Government shared-services drive will standardise Whitehall ERP on one of Oracle, SAP or a ‘cheaper, flexible alternative’
Cabinet Office policy paper reveals ambitions for 10-year rollout of shared services strategy...
The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.
This autumn, the next cohort of women will start Socitm’s empowering women in IT programme. Rebecca Hill finds out how the society wants to promote female tech role models as part of PublicTechnology's diversity in tech series.
Commentators have said that the tech community should expect to see a refocusing of the Government Digital Service under its new chief Kevin Cunnington and a recasting of its relationship with other departments, but no weakening of its role.
Fear of being penalised for failings with local service redesigns is stopping councils from fully sharing their experiences with peer organisations, according to a new study by the Institute for Government.
A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.
AbilityNet’s digital inclusion chief Robin Christopherson wants to see ‘internet wardens’ with powers to fine councils that fail to comply with accessibility law. Gill Hitchcock reports.
The managing director of Wolverhampton City Council has been ordered to sign a commitment to improve staff data-protection training after recent incidents in which sensitive employee information were inadvertently disclosed
Telecommunications giant BT has been picked as the sole supplier for a pan-London ICT procurement framework that will be open to most of the public sector and worth up to £200m.
The creation of regional mayors in England could be an opportunity for big data projects, and local authority leaders should be at the forefront, according to Socitm.
Data security incidents in local government rose by 34% at the start of 2016, but John-Pierre Lamb of the Information Commissioner’s Office says some solutions are easy to implement. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Outgoing Socitm president Nadira Hussain: “The value of a diverse workforce is clear, but the perception remains that tech is about geeky men in darkened rooms in front of screens”
Nadira Hussain says local government IT can achieve better outcomes by using the analytical, negotiating and project management skills of women. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Thirty-four councils have bagged cash pots of up to £40,000 to develop digital solutions for health and social care integration, welfare reform, and troubled families projects.
The government has set out plans to launch a new online resource to help parents find out more about local schools and what they should expect for their children's education.
Application management services provider Accenture has been awarded a five-year contract to help the Metropolitan Police increase its use of digital technologies.
Scottish Borders Council has agreed a £92m digital-services deal with IT and outsourcing giant CGI off the back of a contract with neighbouring City of Edinburgh Council.
A survey of more than 2,000 UK adults has found a clear majority want to be able to verify their identity online in order to access government services conveniently.
Crown Commercial Service chief executive Sally Collier has been named as the government's preferred candidate to become chief regulator at exams watchdog Ofqual.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ director general of digital technology has spoken of his concerns about the organisation’s grade-led culture.
The Office for National Statistics is to set up a partnership with South Wales technology incubator Alacrity to develop new and better ways of utilising its data.
A new ranking that measures the progress of European Union member states in delivering digital economy and society goals has placed the United Kingdom in the second division.
Interview: Bexley Council's ICT chief on how a new managed services contract will save £9m but maintain core infrastructure
Big savings and business continuity are key to the London Borough of Bexley’s new technology agreement. Gill Hitchcock talks to the council’s ICT chief Graham Ward.