The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.
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.
Some councils are not doing enough to transform services and deliver digital services, according to the head of business organisation the CBI.
A single platform for government services in Scotland launched in beta this week, pulling together services from local and central government.
Many public sector organisations developing digital services are guilty of reinventing the wheel missing important opportunities to reduce costs and speed up delivery, says Harry Metcalfe.
A wealth of information on local areas is to be made available through a new Application Programmable Interface (API) developed by the Local Government Association.
Phil Gibson, head of trade organisation PSNGB, talks to PublicTechnology about the implications of today’s general election victory for the Conservative Party – and how continuing austerity is likely to drive further transformation of public service delivery through digital technology.
Plans unveiled yesterday to remove barriers to cross-border data sharing could help the development of public services, according to the European Commission.