Legacy systems and IT infrastructure are the biggest stumbling blocks to delivering better, cost-effective digital services, according to 78 per cent of local authorities questioned for a recent government study for the Local Digital Today Report. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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16th July, 2015
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Legacy systems and IT infrastructure are the biggest stumbling blocks to delivering better, cost-effective digital services, according to 78 per cent of local authorities questioned for a recent government study for the Local Digital Today Report.

Legacy systems are the biggest barrier to digital progress, study finds   
 
New Services

From this week, EE customers who are registered in flood risk areas will receive messages from the Environment Agency’s Floodline Warnings Direct service, so that users have sufficient time to prepare for flooding.

Free Environment Agency flood warnings to be offered to EE mobile customers
 

The Marine Management Organisation has extended its capabilities to process marine policy documents online and redesigned its website as the department overhauls its online services.

Marine Management Organisation overhauls online services
 

Vodafone UK has announced that the Loggerheads Country Park in North Wales is the latest location to benefit from a rollout of 3G mobile phone coverage to rural “not-spot” areas.

Vodafone extends 3G mobile coverage to Welsh rural
 
Digital Procurement

The Government Digital Service is set to simplify the supplier procedures for the G-Cloud service, following feedback from a “mystery shopper” test conducted by the Crown Commercial Service.

 
Insights

The public sector is lacking the skills, funding and culture to successfully deliver digital public services, a survey of 400 public service leaders conducted by Deloitte has found.

Culture, lack of funding and skills in the public sector holds back digital, claims Deloitte
 
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