Head of Test and Trace programme Baroness Harding says she does not want to specify a timeframe as projects often do not ‘run in a smooth way’
Five critical weaknesses are seriously compromising the success of channel shift initiatives for UK local authorities. Anthony Peake lists them and suggest some solutions.
Local public sector bodies are wasting £7.2bn a year by failing to enable proper mobile working among staff, according to a new report.
Four local authorities are among 14 public sector organisations which have signed up for mobile voice and data services after a competition run by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
Some councils are now receiving half of visits to their websites from mobile devices, according to new research.
A taskforce into digital skills established by Labour leader Ed Miliband is seeking views on how the UK can boost the ICT capabilities of employees.
Public sector ICT directors are more interested in using Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies to save costs than the private sector, but are more worried about the security implications, according to a new survey.
Councils in England and Wales could save more than £3.5 billion annually between them by fully implementing mobile solutions, according to new research.
Councils can refuse freedom of information requests from Twitter accounts where the requester’s real name is not provided, according to new guidance released by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Creating responsive websites is preferable to producing service-specific apps, according to a new list of recommendations for local authorities designing digital services. Read the full list here.
Visitor satisfaction with local authority websites dropped by 12% last year, despite improvements in some areas, according to a major review by public sector ICT professional body Socitm.
Socitm has released its annual list of the best developed local authority websites in the UK, with 10 brand new entries.
A Kent council has opted to buy iPads for all of its members after its cabinet accepted a report estimating that providing laptops for them would work out almost three times as expensive.
Councils adopting a bring-your-own-device strategy could actually enhance corporate cyber security, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
A council will no longer offer support for Microsoft devices used by its councillors, offering them incentives to move to iPads.
The number of staff connecting to council networks using their personal devices is only going to grow, despite security concerns, according to a new report.
Publictechnology.net caught up with David Wilde, chief information officer at Essex County Council about the savings being made through ICT.