On the 9th-10th December, an alliance of countries looking to strengthen the global digital economy, came together in London. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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December 15th, 2014
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On the 9th-10th December, an alliance of countries looking to strengthen the global digital economy, came together in London.

D5 alliance meets to discuss cloud, connectivity and coding
 

Our monthly round-up of all the most important career moves and appointments from within UK local government.

People on the Move - December 2014
 
Digital Procurement

Helen Sutton, Sales and Marketing Director for the UK and Ireland at UNIT4, said: “Wigan Council, like many organisations, is looking to drive process efficiency and cost reductions. Invoice4 clearly delivers against these objectives and we are increasingly being approached by customers looking to take advantage of this.”

Wigan Council selects Invoice4 to drive process efficiency and cost reduction
 
New Product / Technology

Using a browser or operating system that hasn’t been updated to the newest edition can leave computers andmobile devices open to a vast range of online threats. Check out this infographic which explains more.

The pitfalls of failing to update computer systems (Infographic)
 
Policy

The government has issued a follow-up report and infographic to relay progress and future plans on its 2011 “The Cyber Security Strategy” policy.

National Cyber Security Strategy 2014: progress and forward plans
 
Research & Trends

The Open Data Institute (ODI) has published its update report on the UK’s policies, planning out its recommendations for future open data initiatives.

Open Data Institute’s road map 2015
 
More News

The Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish, bemoaned the lack of rural broadband connectivity in his constituency as farmers are set to claim their EU subsidies using online-only services under the “digital by default” policy.

Rural areas underprepared for EU subsidy online switch
 
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