Local authorities must demand open access to data generated via service contracts if they are to maximise the potential benefits of the smart cities agenda, the Socitm spring conference heard.
The UK has signed a memorandum of understanding to improve digital cooperation with the Australian government.
Investment in developing premium mapping technology for commercial use has knock-on benefits for the general public and the development community, according to Ordnance Survey’s public sector director.
HM Revenue & Customs chief technology officer Steve Walters has detailed two data-driven areas of change his department expects in the coming years.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has successfully moved its NHS Spine in-house after an 18-month redevelopment project.
The UK government has hosted a “hack day” to get developers to test out new Government-as-a-Platform components it has been working on over the last few months.
Scotland’s public sector is “scrambling” to stay on top of growing demands for improved digital infrastructure, a head of IT within the NHS has warned.
App and software developers will later this month gather for a hackathon to find uses for a new API newly created for Bristol’s transport services.
Digital leaders within government have the chance to win one of eight places to attend the next Open Data Leaders Network in February.
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has signed up to speak at Socitm’s Spring conference.
Eddie Copeland, head of the technology policy unit at think tank Policy Exchange, takes a look at the year ahead for ICT in the public sector.
Unifying ICT security contracts can help local authorities achieve big savings - and improve confidence in their protection - hear Sophos experts discuss during a dedicated webinar.
We catch up with the chief information officer at City of Edinburgh Council about the challenges she expects to face in 2016.
The ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will pay for.
Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).
The Child Protection Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is set to improve the way information is shared between health and social care teams nationally. Karen Reeve explains how the initiative is helping to protect vulnerable children in Swindon.
A portal to share open data between public sector bodies in Europe has gone live.
Groups behind ransomware campaigns are set to concentrate their attention on local government in 2016, according to a report by security experts.
Government bodies are set to get access to a new range of open source applications for desktop, mobile and cloud after a deal signed by the Crown Commercial Service.
Aberdeen City Council’s digital transformation manager talks about his work on digital with other councils and companies.
Agilisys has won a £23m contract to supply Kent County Council with digital services and a contact centre for the next six years.