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cloud adoption

Cloud adoption in government: why it is no longer a digital dinosaur

Mark Shephard, Regional Director UKI, Middle East & Africa Zscaler delves into the world of digital transformation within the UK Government
digital vision

Less than half of Scottish government representatives believe the region will achieve its digital...

A recent report from Civica reveals what must be done for Scotland to achieve its digital vision of becoming a digital nation by 2020
blockchain and ai

France to invest 700 million euros in blockchain and AI

France will invest 700 million euros in technologies including blockchain and AI to reduce government bureaucracy
civica digital

South Gloucestershire and Civica Digital partner to drive digital agenda

New contract with Civica Digital will help boost customer satisfaction and future-proof the council
digital divorce

Digital divorce applications are being tested across England and Wales

A fully online digital divorce application process is being tested across England and Wales for the first time The pilot scheme allows those who want to file for a divorce to apply online- making the process easier to understand and less stressful. Launched last year, the pilot initially allowed people seeking...
digital transformation of government

Leading the digital transformation of UK government

Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) provides a fascinating overview of how the organisation’s work is leading the digital transformation of government The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office and our job is to help government work better for everyone. We...
value of bitcoin

Value of bitcoin drops more than 50% after its worst two days in years

The value of bitcoin has fallen by more than 50% in the space of just a month after its worst two-day performance in 3 years The value of bitcoin cryptocurrency has plunged to $9,500 after hitting highs of almost $20,000 just weeks earlier. The fall in price came as governments toughened...
service desk

How can a Service Desk improve Government?

Dave Aspindle, Head of Public Sector at Littlefish explains how getting the Service Desk right can dramatically improve the government’s efficiency. It goes without saying, that the IT function of any organisation is paramount to its success. For any government department to succeed then an excellent service needs to be...
open government

Welcome to the era of open government

Director, Policy & Community at BCS David Evans provides an expert insight into the world of open government digital services
blockchain in government

US defence bill could revolutionise blockchain in government

A new defence spending bill (the National Defence Authorization Act) being considered by the United States could pave the way for blockchain in government If approved, the NDAA could make way for blockchain in government, with a subsection allowing for 'modernising' of the funding systems. The Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT)...
life in America

Understanding the rich history of life in America

Deborah Thomas from Library of Congress reveals the astonishing resource created by The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and what it reveals about everyday life in America
open data

The keys to making open data more than just lip service

James Eiloart, SVP EMEA, Tableau, explains the key elements to making more use of open data to improve services in the public sector
digital literacy

Why the public sector must improve data literacy

Simon Blunn from Qlik explains why the UK public sector must improve its data literacy and train staff to be digitally savvy
Government IT

How government IT professionals can locate problems and their causes

Joe Kim from SolarWinds highlights how government IT professionals can locate and solve complex issues using wide-ranging insight
business agility

Global leadership in supporting and enabling business agility

Agile Business Consortium highlights the importance of business agility in ensuring value for money and greater efficiency

Why is it hard to innovate in the public sector?

Contino’s Public Sector Lead, Alistair Smith looks at innovation within the public sector and what more could be done to encourage it and get it right Although digital innovation has repeatedly been taken up with enthusiasm by various governments and government departments at various stages over the past decade or...
challenges for digital government services

Challenges for digital government: Still a long way to go

Daniel Thornton at the Institute for Government highlights some of the challenges for digital government, with its complex objectives and legacies Generations of internet start-ups have transformed services for consumers – starting with search, moving on to retail and banking, and now with the development of new services built on...
Using digital public services on tablet

Users come first in seamless digital public services

At the third D5 conference in South Korea, Cabinet Office Minister Chris Skidmore explained how putting users first is making digital public services better I am delighted to be in Busan to represent the UK at the D5 Ministerial Summit. This is my first visit to the Republic of Korea,...

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