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.
Government deputy chief technology officer Magnus Falk outlines what government organisations should be doing to improve digital services.
Publictechnology takes a look at the 10 most read stories affecting council ICT during 2014.
John Jackson, Camden Council's CIO talks to PublicTechnology about collaboration, the relationship with central government and the generational divide in the profession.
A project to publish open data from Birmingham City Council’s systems has won a grant from the Cabinet Office.
A government-commissioned panel has called for a debate on the introduction of a general presumption that information on individuals will be shared across public services if it improves outcomes.
London Borough of Hackney says it will implement a number of apps based on a Hackathon held over the weekend.
The UK government has not signed up to a new open contracting data standard that was launched globally yesterday, despite a public commitment to open contracting.
The Open Data Institute has launched a new 'node' in Devon to enable the sharing of information held by councils and businesses.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is to carry out more work on a solution after identifying problems converting Excel documents in open source format.
Sally Collier, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service, says that procurement changes are at the heart of public service reform.
Government executive director of digital Mike Bracken says he has no capacity to run a local but points to ways councils can benefit from his unit’s work.
A local government ICT professional network has launched a directory to help councils find others which are working on similar projects in order to aid collaboration and efficiency.
Sunderland City Council has awarded a contract to build a new “intelligence hub” aimed at crunching data to help target efficiency savings of £100m.
Chi Onwurah MP, shadow Cabinet Office minister has been confirmed as keynote speaker at this year’s Socitm annual conference.
The government has released a set of standards setting out open source file formats which will be the new standard for government bodies.