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MSC Digital is an independent organisation formed specifically to assist HMG and the UK Public Sector with cloud and technology transformation.
Laurent Colombant, Continuous Monitoring Solution Manager at SAS, explores the threat that procurement fraud presents to local government, and discusses the anomalies that AI and machine learning should be aware of.
Dr Louise Reardon, Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy at the Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, explains how wellbeing is vital to rebuild trust in government.
Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses how UK local authorities can best sweat their asset base.
Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and argues that local authority funding is a crisis of our making.
Is the future paperless for local government offices? No – and we shouldn’t force them to be, says Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company.
The University of Birmingham’s Online Masters of Public Administration encourages progressive ideas and innovative thinking remotely.
Business Systems UK’s Will Davenport explains why software designed to automate routine operations could be a real help for a cash-starved UK public sector.
Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business argues that small changes are the secret behind public sector transformation.
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.
David Mann, Managing Director, dxw digital shares his expert thoughts on making bench contracts work, including the UK Government’s G-Cloud and Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) frameworks.
Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, has been appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Implementation or the 'GDS Minister'.
YPO has announced the launch of its Data Centres, Maintenance Cloud Hosting and Security framework for the public sector.
NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, to give purchasers more confidence in their route to digital transformation.
Defra's Alison Pritchard joins GDS as Director General, beginning her first week as the department’s interim chief.
Paul Doe, Regional Director, MLL Telecom discusses how public sector connectivity means so much more to local councils than increased bandwidth, looking at how local government can tailor the procurement process to make the most of connectivity contracts to benefit local citizens.
The Local Digital Declaration announced last year has laid the foundations for digital transformation across councils. One of the principles, ‘fixing the plumbing’, has now become a common catchphrase which is often used out of context.
Propelled by new technologies and changing consumer attitudes, local government as with many other public sector services is looking at ways to become more customer-centric. Yet what does this mean in practice and how exactly can it be achieved?.
In this article, Paul Mercina explores how the ongoing risk of data breaches can be navigated and dealt with by local authorities in the UK.