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October 3, 2013
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Over the past few months, we asked the public to send in nominations for those who they thought deserved to be on the Digital Leaders 50 list. We now want to invite you to choose the ‘best of the best’.

Digital Leaders 50: final winners to be selected
 
New Services

The National Archives has launched the first pages of its newly designed website, improving the experience of customers using new and evolving technology and enabling quicker access into our content.

‘Mobile first’ design improves online access to The National Archives
 

e-skills UK has today launched GO ON you can do IT – a free website designed to give job seekers the digital skills they need both to search and apply for vacancies online and use technology once they enter the workplace.

Free website from e-skills UK helps job seekers improve their digital skills
 
Conferences and Events

The ‘Channel Shift in the Public Sector’ conference was held last week at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel with the aim of bringing together those who are implementing or want to implement digital services in their organisations, such as HMRC, local government councils and housing associations.

How to introduce digital services discussed at channel shift conference
 
Policy

The adoption of open standards will give government bodies access to a wider marketplace of innovative suppliers by encouraging a level playing field for open source and proprietary software providers. It will help the move away from restrictive long-term deals with a small number of suppliers.

Open Standards Board endorses first set of open standards for government technology
 
Insights

A new survey by NDL has claimed that nearly 70% of IT professionals expect council interactions with the public will be carried out online by 2016.

Councils’ interactions with public expected to be online by 2016
 
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