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’.
Budget 2017’s focus on innovation and technology welcomed, but industry calls for ambition to be matched by action
Tech companies have welcomed the focus on innovation and IT skills in yesterday’s Spring Budget...
The government’s long-awaited Digital Strategy is expected to include £17m for artificial intelligence, a review of AI technologies and support for smart devices, cyber security and autonomous vehicles.
The government’s Common Technology Services team is pitching itself as a central support and advice service for departments exiting both large and small IT contracts.
Data privacy and lack of skills preventing public sector from making the most of digital, survey says
Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.
MPs have called on the Home Office to step up its contingency planning in case a new emergency communications system for the police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for its planned December 2019 switch-on.
The prime minister Theresa May has announced plans to improve online advice and information on mental health and increase the use of digitally assisted therapies.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
A lack of interoperability between social care organisations’ IT systems and burdensome data entry processes are holding back technology adoption by social workers, a study has found.
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.
Nineteen councils have been chosen to take part in the local government trial of the identity assurance programme Verify, as GDS announces plans to look at council tax next.
The UK government's much-trailed National Cyber Security Centre has opened for business, with new headquarters to be established in an office development in Victoria, London.
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.
Public authorities will be granted more powers to share their data with other bodies through proposals set out in the Digital Economy Bill, which was laid before Parliament yesterday.
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.
Local authorities in the north of England have been told to share their procurement data in a bid to improve collaboration with innovative tech companies in the face of the drive to increase digitisation.
Central Edinburgh is to get free Wi-Fi and improved mobile phone coverage after the City of Edinburgh Council signed a deal for a new network in the city centre.
Fewer than a fifth of civil servants would rate their department's digital capability as "good" despite believing technology is critical to delivering on their plans, according to a new survey of officials.
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.
Microsoft demonstrates how several health organisations have successfully transformed their service delivery
Microsoft reviews the technology that can help police officers perform their jobs more effectively
Government CTO to step aside and take on new role joining up disparate digital initiatives