‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications
Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety
A proposed data sharing body for public bodies across Greater Manchester will adopt a “federated data” model, rather than collating residents’ personal information on a single database.
Councils should not be forced to reveal detailed technical or commercial information relating to large scale ICT contracts, the Information Commissioner’s Office has ruled.
Cornwall Council will this month begin insourcing ICT staff after BT Cornwall (BTC) failed to gain an injunction preventing the termination of a 10-year outsourcing deal.
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.
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An online platform provider owned by Kirklees Council has launched a new website for benefits enquiries aimed at saving the council £400,000 a year.
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).
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.
Fears that some of the remotest parts of the UK will only be able to access “piddling” broadband speeds have been dismissed by the cyber security minister.
A digital transformation project by Norfolk County Council is running almost 5% over budget after delays which threaten the council’s Public Service Network accreditation.
Central government is set to launch a national procurement allowing public sector bodies to access infrastructure capable of carry voice and video calls as well as data.
Industry has welcomed changes implemented this week to the public services network (PSN) compliance regime in an attempt to increase the number of suppliers in the market.
The industry representative group for the Public Services Network is rebranding itself in order to campaign on wider issues relating to information services in the public sector.
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.
Local authorities risk irrelevance if they fail to get to grips with the power of data they hold, according to a report.
Local government is to get a new resource to resolve issues and share best practice relating to public services network compliance, it emerged today.
Andrew Hawkins says the new role for GDS may prove less significant for local government ICT than other measures in the Budget.