Whitehall places only fourth, behind Canada, New Zealand, and Australia
Digital Economy Council, which meets for first time today, also features Cisco, Facebook, and BT
As it moves to a new £53m flagship campus, Ayrshire College has removed the distinction between IT and general-purpose classrooms. Sam Trendall meets ICT manager Brad Johnstone to hear more
Treasury reportedly angered at suggestions 1% limit could be relaxed
James Butler of software and IT services firm Trustmarque examines how to ‘bridge the gap’ between private and public sector adoption
Ensuring spaces can be booked by the public and other bodies can bring in revenue and create efficiencies, argues Chris Smith of Kajima
EU-funded project Decode to look at how distributed ledgers could help people better control their personal data in a bid to build trust around data ownership
Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
The government chief people officer Rupert McNeil has said that the civil service is using recruitment technology that is “40 or 50 years out of date” as the civil service announces plans to trial a cloud-based recruitment platform in efforts to tackle bias.
The UK's spending watchdog has said that the government’s decision to postpone complex digital reforms in creating the new state pension allowed it to meet its implementation deadline - but that operational savings have been slashed.
The National Cyber Security Centre has committed to improving collaboration with councils and producing better guidance for local government.
The government needs to offer much more clarity on how it plans to up departmental data sharing in its Digital Economy Bill, MPs have been told.
RNIB inclusion guru Steve Tyler tells Gill Hitchcock that it makes sense for councils to build accessibility into their digital services.
The Government Digital Service has decided to provide free tampons and sanitary towels to women workers as part of an attempt to make it a more female friendly employer.
Sooraj Shah looks at the benefits of AR and VR, and asks whether councils should be spending taxpayers’ money on the emerging technologies so soon.
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that it is bringing all technology and digital roles into its digital team.
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.