Local governments are under intense pressure to deliver better services for less money – and reduce carbon emissions while they’re at it. The cloud is hyped as part of the solution, but how green is it really? *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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March 2nd, 2015
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Local governments are under intense pressure to deliver better services for less money – and reduce carbon emissions while they’re at it. The cloud is hyped as part of the solution, but how green is it really?

Just how green is the cloud?
 
New Services

The Public Accounts Committee is concerned at the progress, particularly in terms of IT and claims that just 10% of the IT systems paid for will be used when the scheme goes live.

Public Accounts Committee
 

The government is launching a new digital service to allow those charged with minor motoring offences to make their plea online, rather than in person, at a time and place of the defendants choosing.

Government introduces “digital plea” system
 
Policy

The companies feel that the latest initiative, which is designed to enable the public sector to engage with agile service providers to build digital services efficiently and cost effectively, is deeply flawed.

SMEs unite in condemnation of Digital Services Framework
 
Research & Trends

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre have achieved data connection speeds of up to one terabit per second, thousands of times faster than current 4G connections.

5G research records 1 terabit speeds
 
Insights

We headed to Westminster on Tuesday 24th February to attend the Digital Leaders annual lecture on ‘Digital Democracy’.

Digital Democracy: breaking down barriers to public participation
 
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