Public sector organisations have been told they still have to meet the common Public Sector Network assurance standards while work is carried out to move away from the network.
A local authority partnership has extended its telecommunications deal with Virgin Media Business by four years for £25 million.
Think tank Policy Exchange has scaled back its proposal for a local Government Digital Service (LGDS), saying it should be limited to creating and managing an online app store.
Phil Gibson hopes the government’s new Public Services Network chief realises is not underestimating his task.
Phil Gibson, chairman of public services networks supplier body PSNGB, responds to the government’s extension of the current PSN connectivity and services frameworks due to delays in its replacement.
London’s tri-borough alliance of local authorities has launched a tender for network connectivity and telecommunications services which could end up being worth £200m.
A lack of investment in ICT is undermining local authority service delivery, according to three quarters of senior decision makers.
Publictechnology takes a look at the 10 most read stories affecting council ICT during 2014.
Nottinghamshire County Council has signed a contract with supplier Virgin Media Business, to deliver an upgraded wide area network.
Neil Mellor says that new arrangements for suppliers’ self-certification do not mean that the public sector supply chain will become the Wild West.
Suppliers have welcomed the government’s announcement that it is to make compliance requirements for councils connecting to the public services network (PSN) more flexible.
The Scottish Government has appointed eight firms to a £3m framework to provide network advice and support services to public bodies.
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.
Louise T. Dunne examines whether the new G-Cloud shopping channel is more than just a rebranding excercise.
Private sector suppliers have praised the government for listening to them and make it easier for small businesses to win business from a new framework for public sector network (PSN) connections.
Telford & Wrekin Council in the West Midlands yesterday became last local authority to connect to the Public Services Network - almost six months later than the deadline.
A series of one-day workshops will be held to share learning about the ICT implications of health and social care reforms on councils.
Internet firm McAfee has released a technical guide to achieving Public Sector Network security compliance – available exclusively on PublicTechnology.net.
Can the experience of central government in implementing cloud technologies offer lessons for council ICT chiefs? A recent round table event found out.
Mike Thomas, managing director at public services network trade body PSNGB, welcomes the principles behind new security proposals for the G-Cloud framework, but warns they could change buyer behaviour.
The government is planning to significantly boost spending on strengthening the resilience of the public services network this year, according to new figures.