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2016 Socitm spring conference

Mobile responsive council websites on the increase, finds survey – but quality declines

12 June 2017

Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.

Collaboration

Why the public sector should work more closely with charities

6 December 2017

Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels

GDS readies new centralised design platform for GOV.UK services

31 October 2017

New offering, which is entering beta testing, will combine elements of current platforms such as the Service Manual and GOV.UK Elements

GDPR

Interview: Surveillance Camera Commissioner discusses his mission to protect privacy and human rights

10 April 2018

As an ever-greater volume of increasingly sophisticated devices watch us all, PublicTechnology talks to regulator Tony Porter about his office’s role in ensuring surveillance is always used ‘proportionately and sensitively’

GDPR: Five things we will only discover after 25 May

25 March 2018

However well versed the public sector is in the text of the incoming regulation, some questions will not be answered until the law is a living, breathing – and enforcing – entity. With two months until GDPR becomes law, PublicTechnology examines the biggest known unknowns

Video

Government seeks major city to lead large-scale urban 5G test project

3 April 2018

Conurbation of about 500,000 inhabitants sought to examine use of 5G-enabled tech in business and public services

 

Cloud

How to ensure cloud does not become the new outsourcing

11 April 2018

Just as with outsourcing before it, cloud will not fix underlying operational complexity, according to Richard Blanford of Fordway

Councils reaching for the cloud, new study shows - but legacy IT keeping them grounded

27 March 2018

Socitm/Eduserv research finds that councils are increasingly shifting to a hybrid of cloud and in-house capacity - but warns that existing deals are limiting progress

Data

GDS hunts for head of strategy

18 April 2018

Role comes with remit to spearhead strategic vision and oversee rollout of Government Transformation Strategy

MPs raise ‘serious concerns’ about NHS Digital's use of patient data

16 April 2018

Select committee repeats request to stop sharing with the Home Office the name and address of suspected immigration offenders, but NHS Digital insists arrangement is ‘in the public interest’

DCMS builds team to set government data strategy

16 April 2018

Department recruits for leader of newly created unit dedicated to leading the data policy agenda

Mobile

ICO to make ‘clear policy recommendations’ in light of Facebook data probe

9 April 2018

Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham issues update acknowledging changes made by social network but stressing ‘it is too early to say whether they are sufficient under the law’

PSN

What the doctor ordered

1 June 2017

An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation, according to Jane Rendall and Fredrik Gustavsson.

Transformation

How the Parliamentary Digital Service is working to keep the Commons secure

20 April 2018

Following a major cyberattack and revelations of shared passwords, the team charged with protecting Parliament has been on a drive to help MPs stay safe