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NHS Digital outlines key elements of 2017/18 programme
By David Bicknell
Organisation plans to work on 15 technology projects with local authorities, and will work to assess digital maturity of care homes in order to beef up their information governance
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CCS eyes mobile voice and fire service IT aggregated procurements
By Neil Merrett
Mobile Voice and Data Services procurement is set to go ahead from September, with engagement underway to test customer interest in hardware for schools focus
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Canterbury council aims for 85% of services to be online by 2019
By Neil Merrett
Authority’s digital transformation aims to be supported via new cloud-based platform offering self service and real-time communication functions
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AI: the long-term solution to public sector IT efficiency?
By Neil Merrett
As new research finds some public sector bodies looking to adopt AI technology for operational efficiency, local government is bracing for a longer-term, cautious approach to innovation
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ICO fines Gloucester over cyber-attack handling
By Neil Merrett
Data regulator argues £100,000 monetary penalty is fair response to prevent further failures by authorities to patch systems against well publicised flaws that can compromise systems; council considers appeal
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Glasgow weighs up terminating its Serco ACCESS contract early
By David Bicknell
City council concerned at deteriorating relationship with supplier following what it describes as a “very public attempt to put pressure on elected members through the media”
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Green Party set for electoral website performance victory
By David Bicknell
Poor web design and need for ‘splash’ landing pages leaves other main parties trailing, according to Dynatrace benchmarking tests
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Socitm outlines council digital service progress ahead of innovation awards
By Neil Merrett
With 50 councils shortlisted for awards focused around online functionality, updated findings from UK public sector IT managers group welcomes broader work on mobile innovation
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IR35 is not about saving tax: it’s about protecting public services
Ethical Consulting managing director Mike Gibson says a version of IR35 is needed and valuable. But it needs to be appropriate and take into account the widest needs of our economy
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The UK is failing to debate the role technology plays in our future
With the 2017 General Election days away, Peter Wells at the ODI considers what open data commitments are conspicuous in their absence from key party manifestos
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