Citizen portals are too often designed for business not user needs and need to be redesigned, FutureGov co-director Carrie Bishop has said.
The Better Connected survey has found that although 80% of council sites are now purposed for mobile use, just 46% passed disabled accessibility tests carried out on mobiles.
Brian Matthews, Milton Keynes Council’s transport innovation lead, tells Gill Hitchcock how wireless trials and links to an Open University data hub will prevent parking meltdown.
UK local authorities have markedly improved their websites’ accessibility for those with disabilities in the past year, but overall user experience has fallen slightly, a survey has found.
London Borough of Hackney’s education service is launching a mobile app to overcome language barriers to learning for pre-school children.
London Borough of Hackney has awarded a £600,000 contract to provide it with a mobile working solution.
The proportion of people using a tablet to complete government processes online has risen sharply over the past year, according to a survey by communications watchdog Ofcom.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is looking to spend £215m on two digital transformation projects which will enable more mobile working via cloud services.
Social services in 10 councils have signed up to use a new tablet app designed to help vulnerable children.
The European Commission has accused Google of using its Android mobile operating system to abuse its dominant position.
Microsoft offers its vision for organisations navigating a cloud-first, mobile-first world.
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to migrate its councillors to paperless working in a bid to save more than £100,000 in document production over five years.
Proposals to equip the majority of police officers in Cheshire with a tablet computer could prompt a renaissance in on-street policing, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.
The National Clinical Strategy for Scotland is the latest strategy to outline a key role for digital technology in delivering health care.
Innovation Birmingham has opened applications for its smart cities incubator.
South Wales Police and Gwent Police are to replace their pen and notebooks with smartphones.
While councils contemplate library cuts, Gill Hitchcock finds out how Peterborough has used an integrated system to save £305,000 and keep its 10 libraries open
Kingston Upon Hull City Council has launched the search for a supplier to undertake a huge overhaul of its online services.
"Technology Products 2" framework will launch later this year – and CCS has begun conversations with departments and suppliers about improving the £1bn-a-year arrangement for buying in hardware and software.
Public sector bodies could be set to benefit from a proposed £40m framework to deliver equipment to enable Smart City initiatives.
London Borough of Hounslow says that resident demand has led to it shifting its housing benefit and council tax services completely online.