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Is cyber security your biggest digital risk?

Patrick Arben, partner at Gowling WLG reveals his thoughts on the ever-prevalent issue of cyber security Cyber security is certainly a digital risk that is ‘of the moment’ as recent headline attacks have helped to highlight the issue and bring it to the fore. Indeed, the rapid onset of the...
public sector

Rise of the robots in the public sector

Paul Tomlinson, CEO of IEG4, argues that the public sector stands to benefit most from Artificial Intelligence A government report published last month: “Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK” highlights that increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring major social and economic benefits to the UK, offering...
theory and application of computing

Department of Computer Science – North Carolina State University

The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University create and disseminate knowledge through research and education in the theory and application of computing The goal is to better the state and nation, and to equip our students to succeed and contribute to society. Vision The department will be a leader...
Agile methods in government: how to reap the full rewards

Reaping the full rewards of Agile in government

Agile Business Consortium’s Geof Ellingham outlines the benefits of Agile methods in digital service development and how it can help public services
ACXIS project

Automated Comparison of X-ray Images for cargo Scanning (ACXIS)

The project ACXIS brings together the expertise in X-ray cargo inspection of leading research centres in Germany, France and Switzerland, the major European supplier for cargo inspection systems, a research and development organisation focusing on training of X-ray inspection officers, and Customs administrations of the Netherlands and Switzerland. The...
data

GDPR adopted: what now?

The European co-legislator reached an agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation in Strasbourg on the 15th December 2015. While the formal adoption still remains to happen, the rest of the world can start working on what it actually means. We will have two years to dissect these new rules,...
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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 in recent times, and a greater understanding of information security has been reached. This is a matter of concern for businesses of all sizes and...
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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 local authorities continue to battle the ever-present financial, productivity, and modernisation challenges of governing today, many have turned to IT – and cloud computing in...

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 its share of resource consumption and emissions grows, economies become knowledge intensive. City life accelerates, its complexity grows exponentially along with various instabilities, challenges, uncertainties...
smart cities

Smart cities standards, the story so far

Saviour Alfino Smart Cities Standards Strategy Project Manager at BSI discusses how standards are shaping the future city landscape There are many reasons to support the case of the smart city, be that creating a ‘greener’ environment, with improved use of shared resources and greater efficiency. Or simply accommodating the...

How to Print Smart

Government organisations are continuing to feel the squeeze of austerity. So how can departments make further spending reductions over and above what they have already achieved? It’s a tough ask, yet while operational overheads were usually the first area to be scrutinised and where possible minimised – there is still...

MK:Smart Project – Smart city

Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean at The University of Bedfordshire details how Milton Keynes is striving to become one of the UK leaders in smart cities According to a recent report by Centre for Cities, Milton Keynes is the UK’s number one city for jobs growth. Not only that, but it...

The Digital Economy

Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society details the importance of a digital economy and sustainable online services There are few business sectors emerging as fast as the digital economy. Just a year ago almost no one has ever heard of the taxi company Uber or the...

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 and staff to do business with the Council online Everyone is on the internet these days, aren’t they? Isn’t it true that new technology is old...
construction

Smarter Printing for Construction

Recent months have seen a recovery but as construction businesses emerge from the downturn, many are uncertain what approach to take to printing. Construction companies need accessible printing that is dependable and of high graphical quality. Yet, many such firms remain reluctant to make large investments in new solutions. Instead...

An effective resilience community

Resilience Direct is making fantastic strides in the emergency response service arena. Created specifically for “blue light” responders along with their public and private sector response partners. Here, Luana Avagliano, Head of the Resilience Direct team in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat – Cabinet Office, answers the key questions. Why do...

Supporting the data agenda

Iain Rolfe, Assistant Director with the Public Data Group (PDG), at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills gives an overview of how the PDG brings together public sector bodies The Public Data Group (PDG) was born out of the government’s aim to make real meaningful progress on the open data...
digital society

From a digital market to a digital society

Constanze Krehl, MEP at the European Parliament discusses the importance of building a digital society, and what it could mean for Europe The European Commission has announced it will propose a comprehensive strategy for a Digital Agenda for Europe. The Commission wants to achieve ambitious goals in the field of...
digital europe

Strengthening Europe’s digital economy

Gerard de Graaf, Director – ‘Digital Economy and Coordination’ Communications Networks at the European Commission explains the importance of closing the ICT skills gap Digital technology, automation, computing and the Internet have revolutionised our daily lives and transformed the way products and services are designed and offered. This 4th industrial revolution...
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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. The proposed recommendations were for a ‘revolution’ in the public sector, to deliver services as ‘digital by default’. The change started within government websites, streamlining...

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