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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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Digital for the age of austerity

Digital transformation provides the ‘most plausible response’ to austerity, as local and central government faces further significant funding cuts, according to a report by Socitm. The ‘Living with austerity: making hard choices for ICT investment’ says that although digital should play a key role in creating sustainability in public...

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Digital Agenda Industry News
The Age of Digital Consulting

Digital is making increasing waves in the consulting circles. The MCA’s CEO Alan Leaman recent article ‘the age of digital consulting’ emphasizes the need to navigate uncertainty as below. “Digital used to be just an adjective. There were digital TVs, digital radios, digital experts and more. But now digital...

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Digital Agenda Public Sector
tech Uk outline their Three Point Plan to transform Public Services

techUK outlines its Three Point Plan plan for better public services.   techUK has today launched a three point plan to transform the delivery of public services, responding to public and political concerns about the use of digital technology in Government. The plan, put together by techUK members comprised...

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Digital Agenda Technology News
London tech firms secure record $1bn (£626m) investment

UK Tech continues to march on London tech firms attracted a record $1bn (£626m) of venture capital investment in just the first nine months of 2014. The mammoth figure is more than 10 times what tech groups raised from venture capital firms (VCs) in the whole of 2010. Fundraising...

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George Soros leads £50m investment in fibre-optic company

Financier George Soros has led a £50m investment in fibre-optic company Hyperoptic, which lays high-speed lines direct to UK homes. The funding, from the Soros investment vehicle Quantum Strategic Parters, will help Hyperoptic reach its target of 500,000 homes within the next five years. Its “hyperfast” lines transmit information...

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Leaders ‘struggling’ with digital transformation ambition
25th, October 2016

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...

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Cloud Computing Spending Continues to Rise
16th, September 2016

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...

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Microsoft opens UK Azure and Office 365 data centres
9th, September 2016

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,...

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