An Ofcom report reveals that the UK has the highest internet usage among its European neighbours at 81% and also has the lowest proportion of individuals who have never used the internet.
The LGA recently held its first digital summit where it said that Whitehall and the Government Digital Service needs to work more closely with local authorities.
As part of a GBP 132 million deal to provide superfast broadband to Cornwall and the surrounding areas, BT will upgrade the internet connection for residents of the Isles of Scilly.
Bromley has launched the Bromley Big Local App which will allow citizens with smartphones to access council services, theatre listings and more.
The government is looking to implement a Public Cloud First policy across central government departments and agencies.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the formation of a board to come up with a strategy for a ‘Smart London’.
Clearswift and Zurich have published research on public sector cyber security.
Dr Paul Shannon, medical director at CSC and consultant anaesthetist at Doncaster Royal Infirmary offers advice on how doctors and trusts can embrace the digital.
Geoff Webb of software developing firm NetIQ weighs in on using social identities (Facebook, Twitter etc.) to access public services given security concerns.
Surrey Police used their Twitter account to describe what happened during a robbery in real time, a ‘Tweetconstruction’.
Head of partnership development at the BBC Archive Development, gave a talk last week at the annual EDGE2013 event.
The Office for National Statistics has released figures regarding UK citizens’ use of the internet called ‘Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q4 2012’.