Did you know: Two years after making the controversial decision to spend £10,000 to buy iPads for its councillors, Havering Council claims that the move has helped it to save £39,000.
March 4th, 2013

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The UK signed a memorandum of understanding with Estonia which will see the two countries work on digital public services together.

UK and Estonia to work on ‘digital by default’ agenda together

Socitm has published its annual report on council website performance and has announced plans to publish a framework in April to help UK authorities draw up digital strategies.

Socitm publishes council websites review, plans to publish digital strategy framework in April
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Portsmouth City Council has created an online mapping portal in order to help residents and businesses improve the energy efficiency of their property.

Portsmouth citizens can reduce heating bills via online thermal map

Martha Lane Fox, who has been the government’s digital champion since Gordon Brown was prime minister, is to sit in the House of Lords as a non-party-political peer.

Govt digital champion Lane Fox to sit in House of Lords

HMRC will be moving its corporate internet publishing to the ‘Inside Government’ section of gov.uk.

HMRC website next in line to move to Gov.uk

Last week Foreign Secretary William Hague tweeted: “My #FollowFriday this week goes to the @foreignoffice, for its rapidly growing use of social media #digitaldiplomacy”.

Foreign Office use of social media is rapidly growing, tweets Foreign Secretary

SAP’s global VP of Urban Matters has expressed frustration over the UK government failure to realise that growth should come from its cities.

UK needs to encourage smart city innovation, says expert

A GSMA report says that an explosion in mobile data demand will transform the future in terms of saving money in healthcare and reducing carbon emissions.

Mobile technology will transform the future, says report

CEO of public sector cloud supplier Skyscape has said that cloud adoption can help the public sector not only save money but also help it with a flexible approach to IT.

Public sector should maximise cloud adoption, says expert
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Kent Community NHS Trust will be using a new digital healthcare platform while Welsh GPs are switching to electronic referrals.

NHS updates: Kent adopts digital platform, nGPs in Wales switch to electronic referrals

The NHS and BCS, The Chartered Insititute for IT, have published a guidance document titled ‘Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure’.

NHS publishes guidance on online health records

65 delegates from 25 Scottish Councils attended the ‘Scottish Local Authorities Going Mobile’ event at Microsoft in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

25 councils attend ‘Scottish Local Authorities Going Mobile’ event
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