Research organisation Democratic Audit has published a report titled 'Engaging young voters with enhanced election information' according to which online resources provided by the Electoral Commission, BBC, local authorities and others do not present information in an integrated and user-friendly way. read more ..
According to a recent case study, the London Borough of Islington, which was struggling with managing its data as it was stored in many disparate sources, has managed to achieve annual savings of £800k following use of Logi Info, an all-in-one information application development platform. read more ..
The first communities in Staffordshire set to benefit from the £27.87 million Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband partnership from April have been announced. read more ..
Alex Neil said that the money will give people the resources to self-care, using technology such as iPads and smartphones to monitor conditions like diabetes and heart problems from home.
Councillor Peter Martin, deputy leader of Surrey County Council, said: “BuildSurrey is about helping our local businesses, and therefore our local economy, to thrive. In one year of operation, the site has clearly done that and I have no doubt it will go from strength to strength.”
Misleading websites that try and palm themselves off as legitimate government services are to come under the spotlight from Trading Standards as Consumer Minister Jenny Willott confirmed extra funding for them to help tackle rogue traders.
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SDHFT) and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust (TSDHCT) have chosen an ED records system to align themselves with NHS’ paperless targets.
In response to calls for a more robust interface and framework, capable of supplier scrutiny, the G-Cloud is entering its fifth iteration – G-Cloud 5.
In order to ensure consumers have a better understanding of copyright law and the confidence to use these online services, the government has launched a ‘copyright notices service’, an innovative tool aimed at helping consumers clarify and simplify the complexities of copyright law.
According to Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council: “The internet is transforming the way we live our lives, and the smart successful businesses of the future will be those that recognise this."
Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have become the first in the country to use webinars to support local businesses to win more contracts from public sector organisations.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Hugo Swire will answer the public's questions on the Commonwealth live via Twitter on Thursday 6 March from 9.30 am to 10.15 am. Anyone can submit a question using the hashtag #askFCO.
Tim Pitts of Agilisys spoke about what the public sector can learn from the private sector in terms of making council websites better. This includes simpler and responsive layouts, convenience and personalisation.
The nationwide rollout is a key part of the government’s long-term economic plan to secure Britain’s future by providing access to superfast broadband.
According to Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude: "We need a new paradigm for government services. One that delivers better services focused on user need, at much lower cost, in a way that supports economic growth."
This service will help extend the reach of PSN to organisations that provide citizen-focused services and need to access information from areas like criminal justice and social services.
As part of the Government Digital Strategy, GOV.UK is now the place to find everything users need to know about or from the Skills Funding Agency in order to make information simpler, clearer and faster to find.
G-Cloud director, Tony Singleton, has said in his personal blog: “It’s important for us to keep talking about how we are taking G-Cloud forward and how it will transform the experience of public sector buyers and their suppliers for the better.”