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.

digital justice

Five steps to a digitally integrated justice system

 John Wright, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Unisys, outlines the importance of a digitally integrated justice system and how this can be achieved... European central...

North Yorkshire Council to procure broadband partner

North Yorkshire County Council is seeking a delivery partner to increase superfast broadband coverage across the region… In a bid to increase superfast broadband coverage...
cloud computing

Reasons to be cheerful about public sector cloud

Jessica Figueras, Chief Analyst, Kable talks about how public sector IT is utilising cloud technology and why it remains a bright spot in a...

Shropshire Council approves £21m computer system

A new ICT system costing £21m has been given the go-ahead by Shropshire Council… Councillors at Shropshire Council have agreed to the delivery of a...
cloud

Nearly half of UK’s largest councils have no cloud strategy

New research has revealed nearly half of the top councils across the UK do not have a plan for cloud computing… A survey from not-for-profit...

EU funding will give 100 Telford businesses superfast broadband

Funding from the EU could give more than 100 extra businesses in Telford access to Superfast Broadband… Telford businesses could benefit from Superfast broadband due...

UK-France Data Innovation Taskforce explores innovative use of data

A number of recommendations have been published outlining how the UK and France can work together to use data for the good of society… The...

Liverpool and Salford councils agree to digital transformation programme

A new deal between software firm SAP and two city councils has been reached to provide a new technology platform aimed at improving services… Enterprise...

Smart cities are not a priority for councils

New research has revealed smart cities are not deemed a strategic priority for the majority of local authorities across the UK… Leading designer and manufacturer...
broadband

Government introduces Digital Economy Bill

The government has introduced the Digital Economy Bill to parliament, with the aim of driving the UK to become a global leader… The government has...

London councils come together in digital services

Councils across the capital have launched a peer group aimed at helping to support the implementation of the Local Government Digital Service Standard… London councils...
mobile

Mobile access to council websites lag behind desktop

A new survey has revealed many council websites are difficult to use on mobiles when compared to desktops… A new survey from Socitm has revealed...
digital skills

MPs warn the UK is heading towards a digital skills crisis

MPs have warned urgent action is needed to tackle a digital skills crisis in the UK, which costs the UK some £63bn a year...
broadband

Wales will fail to meet broadband target

Natasha Marie Levanti, Association for Consultancy and Engineering, highlights the plight of Wales to meet targets to install broadband across the nation... Despite the large...

PETRAS – Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things

Jeremy Watson, Professor of Engineering Systems at UCL and Emil Lupu from Imperial College London outline how the new PETRAS research hub aims to...
cloud computing

London council IT teams urged to build cloud services

London local authority IT teams have been called upon to design and implement their digital services through the ‘SuperCloud’… London Grid for Learning (LGfL) Chief...

Digital public services in the UK fall behind EU

The UK has fallen to 16th place among 28 EU member states for delivering digital public services… The 2016 Digital Economy and Society Index has...

IT advances leave 40 per cent more secure

Mav Turner, of SolarWinds highlights how far IT security has come and how nearly 40 per cent of UK companies are more secure than a year...

Shared chief digital officer plan receives support of Scottish councils

Some 26 out of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have joined a strategy that will bring digital services under a single chief digital officer role… Under...
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Digitalising services to strengthen communities

Dave Langhorn, Head of Regional Business and Regional Public Sector at Vodafone UK discusses how communities can be strengthened by digitalising services... What makes a...

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