GDS soups up Notify to cope with hundredfold increase in usage

15 March 2018

The messaging platform can now cope with a million messages per hour – 100 times higher than its previous peak of 10,000

West Midlands NHS trusts to start HSCN migration in coming weeks

14 March 2018

Birmingham Community Healthcare and Walsall NHS trusts are both looking to pick a supplier for a three-year contract

Southend looks to smart-city future

13 March 2018

Borough council looks to start process with three-month consultancy to develop strategy

Police ethics body to look at use of facial-recognition technology

13 March 2018

London mayor Khan announces examination of digital policing to see if it affects principle of policing by consent

Government puts £25m into six 5G test bed projects

12 March 2018

Schemes across the UK looking at 5G use cases including farming, tourism, and transport receive funding from government scheme

Drones and the city of the future

15 March 2018

Nesta’s Flying High Challenge is working with five UK cities to explore the use of drones in the delivery of public services. PublicTechnology talks to programme manager Nishita Dewan to find out more


Opening up NHS data across Scotland

8 March 2018

NHS National Services Scotland’s data chiefs tell Gill Hitchcock about a mobile-friendly platform to give clinicians, policymakers, and patients up-to-date access to healthcare information

How the UK Space Agency is improving public services from the exosphere

28 February 2018

PublicTechnology talks to Sara Huntingdon about the Space for Smarter Government Programme’s work with Whitehall and the wider public sector


How the University of Leeds is using digital to ‘break down the barriers’ between teachers and students

20 February 2018

The institution’s director of digital learning professor Neil Morris tells PublicTechnology about the range of online courses the university now offers to learners worldwide, as well as how technology is changing the classroom experience

Crown Hosting CEO: ‘We have taken away all the cloud excuses’

14 February 2018

PublicTechnology talks to Steve Hall about the framework’s achievements so far, its ambitions for its last year, and the secret to a successful public-private joint venture  

Interview: government chief security officer Campbell McCafferty on his mission to make government ‘the hardest target it can be’

12 February 2018

First-ever holder of GCSO post discusses how to remove barriers, break down siloes, and ‘deliver much more consistency’ in security strategy

Technology must be embedded into frontline policing

13 March 2018

Sarah Timmis of think tank Reform discusses how digital can have a transformational impact for the emergency services

Is the public sector ready for the Web Accessibility Directive?

9 March 2018

Bryn Anderson of Siteimprove introduces the incoming EU legislation that will require all government entities to make their online homes more accessible


Public sector executive pay should be linked to cybersecurity

27 February 2018

James Wickes of Cloudview believes regulators need to take steps to sharpen senior managers’ focus on cybersecurity

Can digital ever replace a handshake?

21 February 2018

A recent remote meeting has left Arden University’s Dr Ben Silverstone asking if videoconferencing is an example of technology progressing more quickly than our ability to adapt to it

Does the UK need an IoT regulator?

15 February 2018

Marco Hogewoning of RIPE NCC examines what the government can do to ensure the internet of things sector has the right regulations and standards