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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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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

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

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

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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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Government & Public Sector
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong looking to the digital future: “We’ve plucked all the low-hanging fruit”

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong looking to the digital future: “We’ve plucked all the low-hanging fruit”

27 June 2019 / Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is optimistic about Singapore and the rest of South East [...]

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Government & Public Sector
The IMDA: two years on — “trust and innovation are two sides of the same coin”

The IMDA: two years on — “trust and innovation are two sides of the same coin”

25 June 2019 / The IMDA — Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority — has been driving it’s digital agenda for [...]

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Government & Public Sector
How much should police forces be spending on digital transformation?

How much should police forces be spending on digital transformation?

11 June 2019 / In 2018, the Home Office announced an investment of more than £100 million to transform [...]

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AI & Machine Learning
Sadiq Khan: Brexit chaos has sidelined vital preparations for impact of AI and technological change in UK

Sadiq Khan: Brexit chaos has sidelined vital preparations for impact of AI and technological change in UK

11 June 2019 / The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned that Brexit chaos has resulted in the [...]

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What it Means
Behind the scenes of Making Tax Digital –– and the next chapter

Behind the scenes of Making Tax Digital –– and the next chapter

16 April 2019 / Despite the initial deadline for the Making Tax Digital (MTD) mandate going into effect on [...]

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AI & Machine Learning
EU AI guidelines will help unlock potential of AI technology

EU AI guidelines will help unlock potential of AI technology

8 April 2019 / The European Union has released one of the world’s first government-led set of guidelines on [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Government CIOs use of data analytics: challenges and opportunities

Government CIOs use of data analytics: challenges and opportunities

4 April 2019 / In January, research from Gartner suggested that government CIOs would focus technology investments on data [...]

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Government & Public Sector
How technology could help detect social care fraud

How technology could help detect social care fraud

11 March 2019 / Social care has become a political hot topic in the wake of ongoing cutbacks to [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Gartner: Over half of government IT workers will occupy roles that don’t exist today

Gartner: Over half of government IT workers will occupy roles that don’t exist today

6 March 2019 / Roles are changing, especially in IT, and some will be unrecognisable in the next few [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Behind Lincolnshire Police’s digital transformation journey

Behind Lincolnshire Police’s digital transformation journey

25 January 2019 / Here’s an idea: If criminals don’t stand still, neither should the police. (No kidding Sherlock [...]

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Government & Public Sector
What does 2019 hold when it comes to public sector technology?

What does 2019 hold when it comes to public sector technology?

19 December 2018 / 2018 proved a whirlwind of a year for the public sector, with technology solutions being [...]

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Technology
Singapore’s Technology Roadmap prioritises Services 4.0

Singapore’s Technology Roadmap prioritises Services 4.0

23 November 2018 / The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) has launched a series of initiatives to support the [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Are Government Departments struggling with digital transformation?

Are Government Departments struggling with digital transformation?

22 November 2018 / Legacy infrastructure is hindering the adoption of automation and other emerging technologies. As a result, [...]

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Government & Public Sector
MPs outline plans for Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

MPs outline plans for Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

20 November 2018 / Jeremy Wright, UK’s digital secretary, has announced the appointment of new expert advisers to shape [...]

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Government & Public Sector
UK ‘wholly’ unprepared to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attack

UK ‘wholly’ unprepared to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attack

19 November 2018 / There have been calls to Theresa May from the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy [...]

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