Technology News

Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

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Councils receive mixed feedback for online bus pass applications

A new survey has revealed that while half of county councils provide a good online service for older people to apply for bus passes,...

Thousands of homes in Wiltshire benefit from broadband partnership

More than 70,000 homes and business have access to high-speed fibre broadband in Wiltshire thanks an Online Programme… The Wiltshire Online Programme is a multi-million...
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Government lays out plans to protect Britain against cyber threats

Chancellor George Osborne has laid out plans for tackling cyber threats against the UK and has announced a number of measures aimed at keeping...
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£6.5m cyber security research project launched

The UK government has launched a cyber security research project, which will involve 18 companies… Eighteen companies have pledged to invest £6.5m in a new...
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Defining, designing and delivering digital

Can digital services reap rewards for councils and taxpayers?  Alan Mo, Research Director at Kable discusses how digital infrastructure is helping local authorities... A recent...
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Cyber Security Top 10

Elaine Munro, BSI’s Head of Portfolio Management outlines the cybersecurity must-dos for business success The impact on business for larger organisations has been well documented...
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Becoming a digital services hub

Richard Godfrey, Assistant Director of Digital Peterborough details how Peterborough City Council is addressing key challenges through better use of cloud technology solutions As the UK’s...

Advanced Knowledge Management in Smart Cities

New ways to deal with the complexity and dynamics of change in our cities On-going urbanisation makes cities focal points for economies and societies. As...

Taking action to improve efficiency & reduce costs

Alexandra Latham, Communications Officer at the European Geothermal Energy Council details how RHC technologies including Geothermal go hand in hand for a sustainable energy supply...
Local authorities fail to protect sensitive data

Local authorities fail to protect sensitive data

New research has revealed that UK local authorities are not protecting sensitive data effectively... Integrated managed data service provider Six Degrees Group has warned there...
Outsourcing ICT will save council 20 per cent

Outsourcing ICT will save council 20 per cent

The London Borough of Harrow has signed a contract to outsource its ICT services, which will save an estimated 20 per cent... A five year...
Planning online – streamlining the process

Planning online – streamlining the process

Southwark Council explain the move from a paper-based planning application process to an online version in an attempt to reduce paper waste and to...
Delivering services online

Delivering services online

John Chilver, Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at Buckinghamshire County Council, tells why it is vital that the fight continues to convince taxpayers...
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The importance of a digital economy for Europe

Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society details the importance of a digital economy and sustainable online services… There are few business...
Councils doubtful of superfast broadband target

Councils doubtful of superfast broadband target

A new survey has revealed that almost half of county councils do not think the government target to implement superfast broadband can be met... By...
South Gloucestershire broadband extended

South Gloucestershire broadband extended

Fibre broadband coverage extends to 17,000 more homes and businesses across South Gloucestershire... The Great Western Broadband (GWB) partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council,...
Moving towards a paperless NHS

Moving towards a paperless NHS

Scott Sommerville, Chief Information Officer at Essentia, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, considers the benefits a paperless NHS could bring… Technology has become...
Superfast broadband reaches two million more

Superfast broadband reaches two million more

According to the latest figures, two million more homes and businesses across the UK are able to access superfast broadband... The government's push to ensure...
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Achieving Digital by Default

Creating Digital Boardroom Processes in the Public Sector. In 2010, a proposal was put to UK Government to transform the delivery of its public services....
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Healthcare in the digital age

In an interview with Editor Laura Evans, Health Minister Dr Daniel Poulter and Chairman &  CIO of Cloudbuy Ronald Duncan discuss the Care Act...

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