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August 12, 2013

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Suppliers of cloud services can now submit tenders to be included in the Government’s cloud initiative.

Government launches next procurement round for G-Cloud
New Product / Technology

The app is designed to make it convenient and straightforward for people to report issues, comments and problems directly to the Council or look up information on the move.

East Dunbartonshire Council app lets residents access latest news, report issues
New Services

A course showed the elderly citizens aged 62 years and above how to use iPads, navigate the internet, shop online, set up calendars and Skype with friends.

Bristol City Council helps the elderly learn online skills via iPads

The contracts were won via the council’s new BuildSurrey website, which allows local firms to pitch for building and repairs work with the council, its major contractors and others in the public sector.

Surrey Council awards local firms £1.5m of contracts via new website

Ofcom’s latest report into fixed-line residential broadband speeds shows that the average actual UK speed has risen by 22% in the six months to May 2013, and 64% in the year since May 2012.

Average UK broadband speed continues to rise: Ofcom

Concerns cited by the European Commission, and Facebook about the UK’s rapidly growing digital skills gap highlights the importance of skills matching, according to interim management and recruitment company Executives Online.

UK’s digital skills gap could stunt innovation, says expert
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