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November 15, 2013
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Mark Dearnley, the new Chief Digital and Information Officer for HMRC, announced at the Ignite conference in London that HMRC will “become a fully accessible digital business.”

HMRC set to go digital
 
New Services

Cardiff Council has selected BT for the launch of a free public wi-fi service across its city centre. The deal will bring free wi-fi to more than 1.4 million residents, hundreds of businesses and almost 19 million annual visitors to the city.

Cardiff Council selects BT to roll out free public wi-fi service across the city
 

Thanks to a project by Stirling Council and The Networking People, the council has expanded its county-wide high-capacity network to connect the 17 schools, two libraries, and three other rural public service sites to the local authority network via a high-speed link for the first time.

Stirling Council achieves high-capacity rural connectivity
 
Conferences and Events

Developed for both social and business users, ‘Our Digital Zone‘ will be setting up in venues across Inverness, Moray, Dingwall, Fort William Dunoon and Oban over the next few months to share information on how technology can benefit how we live and work.

Roadshow to help people make the most of technology to launch in Inverness
 
New Product / Technology

Policing minister Damian Green has claimed that 30 police forces have signed up to the digital pathfinders programme.

Policing minister lauds digitisation of police service
 
Insights

‘UK Broadband Impact Study – Impact Report’ by analysts SQW (with Cambridge Econometrics) says the government’s investment in superfast broadband will deliver a major boost to the UK economy.

For every £1 the government invests in broadband, UK economy will benefit by £20: report
 
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