The UK signed a memorandum of understanding with Estonia which will see the two countries work on digital public services 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.
Portsmouth City Council has created an online mapping portal in order to help residents and businesses improve the energy efficiency of their property.
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.
HMRC will be moving its corporate internet publishing to the ‘Inside Government’ section of 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”.
SAP’s global VP of Urban Matters has expressed frustration over the UK government failure to realise that growth should come from its cities.
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.
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.
Kent Community NHS Trust will be using a new digital healthcare platform while Welsh GPs are switching 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’.
65 delegates from 25 Scottish Councils attended the ‘Scottish Local Authorities Going Mobile’ event at Microsoft in Edinburgh on Wednesday.