Government & Public Sector

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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Singapore’s Technology Roadmap prioritises Services 4.0

Singapore’s Technology Roadmap prioritises Services 4.0

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Are Government Departments struggling with digital transformation?

Are Government Departments struggling with digital transformation?

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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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Government & Public Sector
Government responds to UK critical national infrastructure and cyber skills report

Government responds to UK critical national infrastructure and cyber skills report

13 November 2018 / The UK Government has today vowed to build its cyber security capacity across the critical national infrastructure [...]

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Government & Public Sector
GovTech to hit $1 trillion by 2025

GovTech to hit $1 trillion by 2025

12 November 2018 / Speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, the chairman of [...]

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Government & Public Sector
The tech Budget? Enough for an AI revolution in the UK?

The tech Budget? Enough for an AI revolution in the UK?

30 October 2018 / Usually, nicknames are what other people give us. In his latest budget, unveiled on October [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Ineffective technology threatens the police force

Ineffective technology threatens the police force

29 October 2018 / CoPaCC, the police governance organisation, has released the results of the annual Police ICT User [...]

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Digital Transformation
Secretary of State for Education challenges tech industry

Secretary of State for Education challenges tech industry

8 August 2018 / The Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, has challenged the tech industry to launch [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Lift-off for the UK with new spaceport: potential boost for tech industry

Lift-off for the UK with new spaceport: potential boost for tech industry

16 July 2018 / The A’Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland, Scotland, was chosen to be the most suitable place for the new [...]

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AI & Machine Learning
What problems will artificial intelligence solve in the public sector?

What problems will artificial intelligence solve in the public sector?

10 July 2018 / Modern consumers and modern government constituents are the same people. When they order something from [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Uniting citizens with the public sector through social

Uniting citizens with the public sector through social

9 July 2018 / “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.” [...]

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Diversity
Interview with Dr Rachid Hourizi, Director of the Institute of Coding

Interview with Dr Rachid Hourizi, Director of the Institute of Coding

3 July 2018 / For CTO’s and business leaders, the skills shortage in tech is a sore subject which [...]

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Cybersecurity
Is £150M enough to stem the growing IoT cyber threat facing the NHS?

Is £150M enough to stem the growing IoT cyber threat facing the NHS?

2 July 2018 / The government recently announced a long-awaited £150 million of extra funding for the NHS to [...]

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Data Protection & Privacy
5.1 million unauthorised taxpayers’ voices obtained by HMRC

5.1 million unauthorised taxpayers’ voices obtained by HMRC

26 June 2018 / The voices are thought to have been collected via the HMRC’s voice recognition-based security feature, [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Tech leaders say relaxation of Tier 2 visas may not be enough to solve the skills shortage

Tech leaders say relaxation of Tier 2 visas may not be enough to solve the skills shortage

18 June 2018 / Last Thursday, Theresa May announced that healthcare professionals would no longer be subject to the [...]

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Government & Public Sector
UK Government spends £6m on data scientists

UK Government spends £6m on data scientists

8 June 2018 / The UK government has spent nearly £6million on data scientists in the last year, according [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Embracing ‘smart’ to deliver citizen-centric innovation

Embracing ‘smart’ to deliver citizen-centric innovation

29 May 2018 / Businesses should not be the only entities taking advantage of technology, helping them innovate and [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Qualified workers turned away by Home Office as businesses face STEM skills shortage

Qualified workers turned away by Home Office as businesses face STEM skills shortage

18 May 2018 / A new survey from STEM Learning, a provider of STEM education and careers support in [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Disrupting healthcare: Interview with Dr Ali Parsa CEO of Babylon Health

Disrupting healthcare: Interview with Dr Ali Parsa CEO of Babylon Health

15 May 2018 / The scientists who lived in the ancient city of Babylon made important discoveries in mathematics, [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Chinese government shows confidence in blockchain technology

Chinese government shows confidence in blockchain technology

14 May 2018 / A major Chinese government department – the China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) of the [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Why healthcare companies have to let employees use ‘scary’ web services

Why healthcare companies have to let employees use ‘scary’ web services

14 May 2018 / Facebook, Dropbox, Whatsapp. This is the just the beginning of a long list of services [...]

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Data Protection & Privacy
Vote on Data Protection Bill sparks anger

Vote on Data Protection Bill sparks anger

9 May 2018 / The House of Commons is set to vote on part of the Data Protection Bill [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Anger mounts as MPs vote on Data Protection Bill

Anger mounts as MPs vote on Data Protection Bill

9 May 2018 / The House of Commons is set to vote on part of the Data Protection Bill [...]

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Government & Public Sector
Elizabeth Denham: A profile of the Information Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham: A profile of the Information Commissioner

9 April 2018 / Elizabeth Denham is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women in the country. She holds [...]

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Top five trends for harnessing data in 2019

Day 1 of our tech advent calendar – From data storytelling to using data for good, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in harnessing data as we head into 2019.

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Top five business analytics intelligence trends for 2019

From explainable AI to natural language humanising data analytics, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in business analytics intelligence as we head into 2019

 

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Recruitment trends in tech for 2019: Machine learning, AI and predictive analytics

 

Major changes are occurring in the ways human resources and other related professionals find the right people for open positions. Kayla Matthews looks at recruitment trends in tech.

 

 

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2018 tech predictions: what we got right (and wrong)

Ben Rafferty, Global Solutions Director at Semafone looks at what technology predictions we got right this year, and what ones we got wrong.

 

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Will 2019 see the automation of automation and push up salaries of data scientists? 

2019 will see the start of two dramatic changes applying to data scientists: and in an interview, Jeremy Achin, CEO of DataRobot told Information Age more.

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The top 5 data centre trends for 2019: Edge will drive change

Vertiv experts anticipate self-sufficient, self-healing edge in service of IoT and the emergence of 5G, as some of then top trends for data centres in 2019.

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The top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019, according to Gartner

Serverless computing, AI, network agility, edge computing, the death of the data centre, new roles, SaaS denial, talent management and global infrastructure drive the Gartner top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019.

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Seven existential threats to your organisation’s cyber defences in 2019

Hackers are getting smarter, meaning that businesses need to get smarter with cyber defences. Jumio\\\’s Labhesh Patel outlines seven threats

 

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The continuing rise of mobile edge computing, 5G and IoT security, hot topics for 2019

IoT a new cyber battleground, the rise of mobile edge computing and the arrival of 5G, Nick Offin from Toshiba gazes into his crystal ball with predictions for 2019

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Tech predictions from The Economist in 2019: Facial recognition to AI regulation

In this exclusive for Information Age, a team of editors from The Economist\’s World In 2019 provide tech predictions for 2019. Read here

 

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