Did you know: The government is bringing in compulsory microchipping for all dogs from 6 April 2016 to help find lost or stolen pets, relieving the burden on animal charities and local authorities
February 11, 2013

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The Digital Leaders programme held an event on February 8th at the Department for Business Innovation Skills titled ‘DL2: Channel Shift: Transforming Digital Public Services’.

Experts discuss Government Digital Strategy, lessons for local councils at Digital Leaders event
New Services

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet has agreed on a plan that will deliver superfast broadband to 93% of homes and businesses in rural areas.

Cumbria agrees on superfast broadband roll out strategy

BT has won yet another broadband contract, with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to provide speeds of at least 2Mbit/s by 2015.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to get minimum 2Mbit/s broadband speed
New Product / Technology

Kahootz is offering a free version of its G-Cloud Start App on the government’s CloudStore.

Free app allowing secure file sharing available on CloudStore

HMRC will procure a range of devices across different brands in preparation for the Government’s updated rules of data security.

HMRC to buy iPads, MacBooks to encourage mobile working

MindMateNI is an app that shows users where the closest mental health and wellbeing services are available.

Free mental health app available on smartphones

Preview results of Socitm’s annual survey of all UK local authority websites show that they suffer from badly written content and poor integration of third party software.

Badly constructed websites could lose councils money, warns Socitm

Pippa Gardner has written about what Glasgow plans to do with the GBP 24 million that it has won as part of the Technology Strategy Board’s Future Cities competition.

Glasgow Future Cities project manager discusses strategy
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