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A busy November for the Fintech addicted

If you're Fintech addicted, look no further: Read here about a project that received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
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£500,000 awarded to councils for digital technology innovations

Councils have been awarded over £500,000, from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Local Digital Fund, to fund seven digital technology projects exploring the use of digital technology to improve local public services.
digital skills

Ministry of Justice allocates £4 million in major digital skills drive

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has spent a combined total of £3,802,021 on digital skills training over the last three financial years, according to new research from a Parliament Street think tank.
mobile phone coverage

Government awards £1 billion to boost mobile phone coverage

The mobile phone industry has been awarded a £1 billion deal from the government to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas.
critical national infrastructure

How can critical national infrastructure be protected from cyber threats?

Patrick Kennedy, Security Evangelist, at Claroty discusses how to protect critical national infrastructure in the digital age.
Blue Badge

Blue Badge: Putting the plumbing at the centre for a citizen-first approach

Here, Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director at IEG4, discusses the new digital Blue Badge service and the challenges that it poses to councils, especially following the addition of hidden disabilities into the scheme.
Government Chief Digital Information Officer

Can the new Government Chief Digital Information Officer accelerate change?

The UK’s Cabinet office recently announced it is on the hunt for a Government Chief Digital Information Officer (GCDIO). Paul Jackson, head of public sector at Tanium discusses how this individual can overhaul the governments outdated legacy systems and boost its cybersecurity.
digital development in Sweden

The exciting future of digital development in Sweden

The exciting future of digital development in Sweden is explored here, with a focus on the potential of artificial intelligence.
Electronic Prescription Service

New Electronic Prescription Service could save NHS £300 million

The NHS could save £300 million over the next 3 years as Phase 4 of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is rolled out across the country.

Digital accessibility: What’s hidden in our devices?

Mike Taylor, Senior Accessibility Analyst and Comms and Training from Digital Accessibility Centre, highlights what hidden features can be found in our digital devices in order to promote accessibility.
EdTech will benefit

Three ways EdTech will benefit this century’s learners

Felicity Parsisson, Learning Designer at FutureLearn, explains three ways in which EdTech will benefit this century’s learners.
supply chain for data

Data with evidence: Building the supply chain for data

Steven Sprague, Cofounder and CEO of Rivetz shares his thoughts on the importance of protecting the supply chain of data, ensuring all transactions are purposeful, intended and compliant.
user experience

Standards drive innovation and user experience

John McMahon, Product Director at IEG4, discusses why standards in the public sector IT industry such as pay and notify will help drive innovation and user experience.
digital apprenticeships

Why industry standards are vital to the success of digital apprenticeships

Graham Hunter, VP Skills Certifications, EMEA, CompTIA, highlights the benefits of digital apprenticeships and why organisations offering the schemes should be benchmarked against industry standards to ensure the success of apprenticeships.
new digital world

Connected growth: Catching up with the new digital world

In June, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) published its key policy position on how to deliver digital connectivity across the country post Brexit. Nicola McCoy-Brown discusses the topic here.
the evolving workplace

The evolving workplace: How the digital economy has expanded boundaries

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, EMEA MD SocialChorus explains the nature of the evolving workplace in terms of how the digital economy has expanded boundaries and driven a fundamental shift in the nature of business.
internal market

The priorities of the internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs in Europe

The priorities of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs are charted here, including her thoughts on social innovation.
switching trend

New research shows how utility companies can beat the switching trend

New survey results released by 383 Project reveal that UK bill payers are not as disloyal as the switching trend makes out, indicating that they would stay with current providers if only they were given a fair, simple and consistent service.
health and social care network

Health and social care network – a vision or reality?

Mike Thomas, Managing Director of Innopsis, the trade association for suppliers of digital infrastructure and services to the UK public sector asks if a health and social care network is a vision or reality.
digital skills gap

Closing the digital skills gap: Three steps for business and government collaboration

We all have a responsibility to close the skills gap, but what are you going about it? Here, Ramkumar Chandrasekaran, HR Director, UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services shares three steps for business and government collaboration.

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