Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.
Reports that the government has put its plans to privatise the Land Registry on hold have been welcomed by open data campaigners and groups.
A survey has found that 53% of public sector senior managers say their organisation have considered automation technology in the past year.
Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer has said he has been “frustrated” by rumours about the demise of the Government Digital Service, and hinted that the long-delayed digital strategy could be out within weeks.
The government has said it will put with users first in a joint supplier standard with industry, as the new Cabinet Office minister pledged to make it easier for small businesses to gain government contracts.
The Department of Health has announced an academy to train NHS staff in digital skills along with a suite of new digital services for patients in an effort to fast-track the NHS’ move to digitisation.
The Ministry of Defence is moving its data from its secure networks to the cloud, as Microsoft today opens its first UK data centres.
The government has urged organisations to offer their opinions on the wide-ranging digital tax reforms proposed last month, the financial secretary has said.
The government-funded project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 people has chosen cloud computing company EMC store the massive amounts of data it creates.
Chris White, head of digital solutions at Capita Software Services, looks at how councils can use single sign-on citizen portals to improve services and support vulnerable residents.
Universal Credit: Poor planning and lack of ‘agile’ expertise major factors in disastrous start, says report
Over-ambitious time-tabling and changes to Whitehall IT project rules almost ended Universal Credit, but the programme is now on the road to recovery, according to a report from the Institute for Government.
The majority of local authorities assessed by a content management company are failing to write online content that would be easily understood by 13- to 15-year-olds.
The representative body for UK tech companies is seeking opinions on the government’s G-Cloud procurement framework.
The digital democracy manifesto launched by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier this week has failed to gain the approval of those working in public sector technology.
MPs have slammed poor data-sharing practices within the UK’s healthcare systems and urged the Department of Health to review NHS Digital’s role in linking health and social care data.
Elizabeth Denham, the UK's new information commissioner, has said she is considering making it easier to for her office to step in when departments are slow to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
“Our country was like a start-up”: Lessons from Estonia and why true e-government requires trust and buy-in
As the UK government pushes its digital transformation agenda, PublicTechnology looks at how other countries have forged ahead. According to an Estonian e-governance expert, identification systems are crucial. Rebecca Hill reports.
A Scottish government pilot scheme aiming to boost innovation in the public sector is offering £15,000 for a developer with a cyber security idea that could be used by government, and has singled out blockchain as of particular interest.
The government has urged police, fire and rescue forces to boost collaboration on procurement as data published yesterday shows more could be done to cut costs.
Councils need to recognise that real digital transformation goes beyond e-enabling transactions and “get serious” about technology-informed redesign, Socitm has said.
Joe Kim, chief technology officer at IT monitoring and management tools developer SolarWinds, looks at the scale of the problem faced by healthcare organisers handling ever-increasing amounts of data and offers five ways they can tackle it.
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.