The Cabinet Office has no plans to cut off local authorities from the Public Services Network, despite up to 20 failing to hit the deadline for compliance, according to senior officials.
Capita has bought IT network services provider Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited for £80 million.
Moving to the Public Services Network is a “game changer” which could help councils save millions of pounds by hosting services on the Cloud, according to BT’s business development director for PSN.
Vodafone has launched a hybrid cloud capability allowing IL3-level data to be transferred, and which can be accessed by councils on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Socitm, the professional association for public ICT management, has launched a drive to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to beef up its advisory group to help councils looking to move services onto the public services network.
Capita has signed a framework contract to deliver a Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) after fending off a legal challenge to the awarding of the contract by rival bidder BT.
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.
Graeme Stewart says the move to the Public Services Network presents some big security challenges for local authorities, and that they need time to develop solutions.
Part of the PSN outlook for 2014 involves well known milestones for the programme.
The Cabinet Office has put in place a new management team to oversee councils’ shift to the Public Services Network (PSN), after admitting mistakes in its previous approach.
Details of a revised approach to ensuring councils comply with the Public Services Network (PSN) standards are emerging, including the news that the Cabinet Office has agreed to create an oversight unit to help advise officers.
Des Ward shares some valuable tips on giving your local authority the best chance of getting PSN accreditation.