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News, features and case studies of public sector organisations deploying technology, focusing on the reasons for investment, return on investment, challenges and overall results.

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Global government IT spending to grow 5% in 2021 — Gartner

Global government IT spending to grow 5% in 2021 — Gartner

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Home Office reports 24% rise in permanent IT staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Home Office reports 24% rise in permanent IT staff during Covid-19 pandemic

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Government & Public Sector
Delivering for citizens through digitisation of government services

Delivering for citizens through digitisation of government services

19 February 2021 / The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digital transformation strategies for many organisations, and [...]

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Government & Public Sector
UKCloud first tech firm to receive Social Value Quality Mark in the UK

UKCloud first tech firm to receive Social Value Quality Mark in the UK

26 January 2021 / Having worked to recognise the importance of social value, as reflected in a recently agreed [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Digital overhaul of UK government recommended for ‘greener’ future

Digital overhaul of UK government recommended for ‘greener’ future

21 January 2021 / The ‘Connected Citizens‘ study from PPP was conducted in partnership with Anderson Strategy, as well [...]

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Government & Public Sector
The hidden procurement hurdles between us and successful UK vaccination

The hidden procurement hurdles between us and successful UK vaccination

15 January 2021 / In the fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the UK has launched its biggest mass-vaccination [...]

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Government & Public Sector
HM Land Registry selects Tisski for cloud-based CRM

HM Land Registry selects Tisski for cloud-based CRM

12 January 2021 / Tisski, a Microsoft Gold Partner, will look to support the five-year business strategy planned by [...]

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Government & Public Sector
The UK’s National Data Strategy: an opportunity post-Brexit?

The UK’s National Data Strategy: an opportunity post-Brexit?

30 November 2020 / Data has become the most valuable commodity for the world’s leading businesses and sits right [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Is graph technology the fuel that’s missing for data-based government?

Is graph technology the fuel that’s missing for data-based government?

24 November 2020 / Today, graphs are used in a wide variety of government contexts. Graph databases have been [...]

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Government & Public Sector
IT hindering UK public sector response to Covid-19, finds study

IT hindering UK public sector response to Covid-19, finds study

23 November 2020 / IT has hindered the UK public sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Majority of UK public bodies run on legacy ERP — Claremont

Majority of UK public bodies run on legacy ERP — Claremont

11 November 2020 / According to an Freedom of Information (FOI) request, the majority of UK of public sector [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Digital access to UK government services scaled by Mitek and Digidentity

Digital access to UK government services scaled by Mitek and Digidentity

24 September 2020 / Access to UK government services over GOV.UK Verify, including Universal Credit and business and self-employed [...]

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Digital Transformation
5 steps to deliver digital transformation in the public sector

5 steps to deliver digital transformation in the public sector

19 August 2020 / 5 steps to deliver digital transformation in the public sector during lockdown. COVID-19 didn’t create [...]

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Major Contracts
UK gov signs agreement with HPE to cut cloud adoption complexity

UK gov signs agreement with HPE to cut cloud adoption complexity

18 August 2020 / Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UK Crown Commercial [...]

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Cloud & Edge Computing
What does ‘perfect’ mean for public sector cloud amidst Covid-19?

What does ‘perfect’ mean for public sector cloud amidst Covid-19?

6 August 2020 / Inevitably, this is a worrying and unprecedented time, with the government fighting to keep coronavirus [...]

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Government & Public Sector
How the UK can speed up 5G infrastructure deployment to catch the East

How the UK can speed up 5G infrastructure deployment to catch the East

30 March 2020 / Countries in Asia, such as South Korea, China and Singapore, are “lightyears ahead of the [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Tech companies’ role in local authorities response to Covid-19

Tech companies’ role in local authorities response to Covid-19

25 March 2020 / By embedding technology into local support mechanisms, authorities are also supporting tech companies’ operations that [...]

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Technology
The Budget 2020: Fiscal incentives for UK tech sector must go ahead now

The Budget 2020: Fiscal incentives for UK tech sector must go ahead now

3 March 2020 / Fiscal incentives to support the UK’s tech sector and promote investment are vital as the [...]

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Cybersecurity
Election hacking: is it the end of democracy as we know it?

Election hacking: is it the end of democracy as we know it?

14 February 2020 / Since the 2016 US election, there have been murmurs about hacking elections. There are reports [...]

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Government & Public Sector
The UK Innovator and Start-Up Visas: Are they practical?

The UK Innovator and Start-Up Visas: Are they practical?

20 December 2019 / The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route was closed in March 2019. It was belatedly replaced [...]

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Government & Public Sector
What the 2019 UK general election results mean for tech and IR35

What the 2019 UK general election results mean for tech and IR35

13 December 2019 / The Conservatives marched to a landslide victory in the 2019 UK general election with an [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Tech pledges for 2019 UK General Election analysed

Tech pledges for 2019 UK General Election analysed

9 December 2019 / Major talking points regarding tech in the UK have included cyber security and the digital [...]

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Technology
Tax on tech giants: why the whole tech sector should watch this space

Tax on tech giants: why the whole tech sector should watch this space

21 October 2019 / An international tax framework to control the tax liabilities of large tech companies has moved [...]

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Recruitment
How does the UK government support tech companies in developing and recruiting talent?

How does the UK government support tech companies in developing and recruiting talent?

19 August 2019 / Attracting and retaining talent is one of the most basic issues every tech company faces [...]

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Start-up scene
The UK needs to overhaul its R&D tax credits system in relation to startups

The UK needs to overhaul its R&D tax credits system in relation to startups

17 July 2019 / R&D tax credits for startups — the UK government has a number of schemes and programs [...]

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