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£45 million investment in rural broadband for businesses and communities

Rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from improved broadband access as part of a £45 million boost by the government. The new funding for the government’s Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme adds to the £30 million investment announced last year, increasing the total pot of funding available to £75 million....

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Digital First now a G-Cloud 11 supplier

Digital First has continued its presence on the digital marketplace framework as a recently announced G-Cloud 11 supplier. The key areas that we support include helping clients further develop their customer experience and engagement through system and platform development an implementation. Our digital platform is a cloud customer engagement...

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Slow start for £400m full fibre fund but Government vows to ‘scale up’

Just £66m has been released so far as five-year scheme approaches halfway point More than two years into its five-year lifespan, a £400m government fund to support the rollout of fibre networks has only handed out a sixth of its available money. The Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (DIIF) was...

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Digital Social Care

A recent partnership between the members of Care Provider Alliance, Skills for Care and NHS Digital unveiled a new website named ‘Digital Social Care’ which launched on 27thJune 2019.  Digital Social Care, which has funds extended until March 2021, is a new innovate space run by social care providers...

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Digital Marketplace transitions to CCS control

The Crown Commercial Service has taken over responsibility for the running of the Digital Marketplace platform. As of 1 April, leadership was shifted to the procurement agency from the Government Digital Service. Some GDS employees working on the programme will be redeployed to other areas. What the shift of...

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Leaders ‘struggling’ with digital transformation ambition

Public sector leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated with the slow progress made towards a fully digital government, according to a report. Deloitte’s latest annual The State of the State study, recently, assesses public services across UK and looks at the trends that will affect the future of government, including...

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Cloud Computing Spending Continues to Rise

Digital First thinks that we are still only on the cusp of seeing a dramatic shift from traditional on-premise data centres to cloud infrastructure, accessible anywhere, anytime and more securely.  The trend continues with over £250bn will be spent on public cloud services in 2016, marking a notable 17.2...

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Microsoft opens UK Azure and Office 365 data centres

Microsoft has announced the opening of new data centres in the UK to allow customers to use the firm’s cloud services knowing that the data remains in the country. The new facilities in Cardiff, Durham and London will host the Azure cloud platform and Office 365 productivity suite. Dynamics...

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Digital First now on G-Cloud 8

Digital First is now officially confirmed as a G-Cloud 8 Digital Marketplace supplier providing services for Digital Design, Commercial Support and Care Marketplace solutions. We are still on the the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 7 framework This is the quickest and easiest way to engage Digital First Do...

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Government urged to extend GDS support to local councils

The government has been urged to extend the Government Digital Service’s remit to support local council departments by the Vice Chairman of LocalGov, Phil Rumens. In a recent interview, Rumens said: “The GDS has achieved some amazing things and the funding announced in last year’s Spending Review will allow...

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£45 million investment in rural broadband for businesses and communities
9th, September 2019

Rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from improved broadband access as part of a £45 million boost by the government. The new funding for the government’s Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme adds to the £30...

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Digital First now a G-Cloud 11 supplier
5th, August 2019

Digital First has continued its presence on the digital marketplace framework as a recently announced G-Cloud 11 supplier. The key areas that we support include helping clients further develop their customer experience and engagement...

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Slow start for £400m full fibre fund but Government vows to ‘scale up’
5th, August 2019

Just £66m has been released so far as five-year scheme approaches halfway point More than two years into its five-year lifespan, a £400m government fund to support the rollout of fibre networks has only...

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