The programme is part of government’s £150m investment to transform the digital capability of UK cities, making them even more attractive places to live, do business, visit and invest in. read more ..
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On 3rd November a free webinar is being held to help viewers learn more about My Council Services, a self-service platform which enables remote, automated raising of service requests and payments by citizens or staff via smartphone, mobile device or web.
The world's largest network of Chief Digital Officers has named Mike Bracken, the Executive Director of Government Digital Service, as the first ever UK Chief Digital Officer of the Year.
Addenbrooke’s and Rosie hospitals in Cambridge adopted Epic’s eHospital system which will mean nurses can access patient records on handheld devices.
Thurrock will benefit from Agilisys’ exclusive partnership agreement with Adult Social Care web services provider Quickheart, which will generate further savings for the council.
The annual ‘civic challenge’ encourages participants to develop digital services like mobile apps, websites or product concepts to enhance life in the city for residents and visitors.
Anthony Oliver, Westminster City Council’s chief procurement officer said: “The fact that Newham and Havering Councils have now signed up is testament to the benefits capitalEsourcing has already provided for the Tri-borough councils – and we believe other authorities will soon come on board too.”
The digital transformation is set to install high-tech equipment at more than 700 sites to make it easier for people to find work and eliminate “Full Monty-style dole queues”.
The briefing is explicitly addressed to politicians and senior policy and decision-makers, and sets out what will be required to deliver locally designed, digital public services.
"As a new initiative being pioneered by the government to support technology-related businesses and attract inward investment we applaud the intent," said Manchester Digital, the trade association for digital and technology businesses in the North West, in a statement.
Users will be able to apply online for DBS checks through a new web portal which will be simple to use. Web chat will be a feature of the portal and they will receive text messages about the progress of their applications.
London should be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, championing its cause by creating an ‘Institute for Digital Health’, suggests a report by the London Health Commission, established by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Interactive maps allowing providers to identify the nearest courthouses in England and Wales equipped with professional court user wi-fi are now available.
A series of regional roadshows aimed to educate buyers and suppliers about the benefits of cloud computing and the G-Cloud Framework concluded in London this week.
Does your organisation have a digital by default strategy? Recent research from iGov shows that 50% of over 300 IT professionals from government organisations and non-departmental public bodies are yet to implement one.
Backed by Ed Vaizey, the minister of state for culture and digital economy, the programme’s aim is to find the best products and innovations across six key sectors to drive the growth of smart city technology.