The public sector needs to be careful it does not fall foul of citizens’ growing disquiet about how their data is used and by whom, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall
Isabel Moritz says the chances of success by an incumbent bidder are uncertain for UK public sector tenders.
There is a still a gap between cloud awareness and cloud-readiness of organisations considering implementing cloud solutions, says Jos Creese.
5G technology will be at the heart of the Internet of Things and a key enabler to Europe's future competitiveness, says Lambert van Nistelrooij.
G-Cloud needs to evolve with the market to arrest a recent slump in sales through the framework, says Bhuwan Kaushik.
Managers need to design and implement solutions that meet the needs of staff as well as the end user, says Jane Roberts.
Smart cities are already starting to become a reality, but the the next challenge is to make the leap to a big open market based on interoperable solutions and common procurement specifications, writes Roberto Viola.
Bringing digital education, research and business together will allow talent, ideas, technologies and investments to bloom, says Willem Jonker.
The Institute for Government's Emily Andrews says that the Government Digital Service needs to help public bodies swim before they can hunt.
Customers must engage with industry to better specify and run major ICT procurements and avoid the pitfalls of poorly specified tenders, says Richard Barnes.
Local authorities need to automate their back-office processes to increase efficiency and help free-up vital resources, says Debra Maxwell.
Will new regional authorities and other bodies opt for OJEU procurements or create their own frameworks?
Few in government see digital as anything other than a doorway for strengthening public services. But, as Miguel Carrasco explains, the pace of digital evolution means there is always more to do.
Drones can offer the public sector a treasure trove of data: we can't just view them as a threat from the skies
Cranfield University expert Dr Monica Rivas Casaldo says drones offer the public sector huge potential to collect vital environmental data that shouldn't be overshadowed by a failure to regulate for their misuse.
The government’s rhetoric on digital transformation does not match the reality of underperformance, says Chi Onwurah MP.
Charlie Bruin says public services must not lose sight of the role that automation can play in achieving efficiency savings.
Steve Thorn explores claims that the technology behind crypto-currency Bitcoin can improve transparency and trust between government and its citizens
In the wake of last week’s ransomware attack on Lincolnshire County Council, Des Ward looks how public bodies should respond.
Environment secretary Liz Truss says digital reform is the 21st Century equivalent of Margaret Thatcher's 1980s financial reforms.
Digital projects need to reduce dependency on specialist digital and programming skills, according to Jane Roberts.
Blockchain technology holds promise but won't succeed if it is applied to old, failed or impossible ideas, says Jeni Tennison.
Jos Creese says that technological solutions are at the heart of allowing local authorities to provide shared services.