public sector

Breaking the ICE: How future tech employees could influence government contracts

Organisations could face a recruitment crisis as students pledge not to work for those selling tech to US immigration control
12 Feb 2020
public sector

Will Elizabeth Warren Break Up Big Tech?

The Democratic Party hopeful has taken aim at the giants of the tech industry, but what does this mean in practice?
31 Jan 2020
public sector

UK gov launches £300,000 SEN EdTech initiative

The pilot scheme will run throughout this academic year in the hope of identifying how technology can 'level the playing field' for students with disa…
22 Jan 2020

UK tech investment jumps 44%, despite Brexit uncertainty

The country has sprouted eight unicorns in the past year – more than any other European nation
15 Jan 2020
open source

The IT Pro Podcast: Does open source have a place in public sector IT?

We explore how open source and open standards can help organisations overcome budget squeezes and avoid vendor lock-in
10 Jan 2020
Clinician's computer meltdown
digital transformation

NHS given £40m to address "ridiculous" staff login times

Clinical staff typically sign in to as many as 15 different systems while seeing a patient
6 Jan 2020
artificial intelligence (AI)

NHS Trusts keen on AI but are limited by poor access to data

Speech recognition is the most popular form of AI adoption, and clinical care is getting the most benefit
17 Dec 2019
public sector

The 2019 election campaign reveals rocky prospects for UK tech

We examine how the major and minor UK parties are pledging to boost skills, invest, and regulate tech giants
7 Dec 2019

The IT Pro Podcast: What does Labour's broadband bonanza mean for business?

We take a look at Labour's ambitious new infrastructure policy
22 Nov 2019

Another US state government hit with ransomware, following a brief reprieve

Louisiana becomes the latest in a very long line of US public sector bodies to fall victim to ransomware
19 Nov 2019
US Mexico border wall
public sector

Chef cuts ties with US border police on moral grounds

The company will end its relationship with ICE and CBP once their contracts expire, says CEO Barry Crist
25 Sep 2019
public sector

Dr Alexa will see you now

Fears grow that NHS/Amazon link will compromise patient care and health data
12 Sep 2019
Met Police
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Met police hit with ICO notice over data request backlog

ICO says it has evidence of a 'systemic failure' to handle SARs from the public
25 Jun 2019
Map made up of skills
Careers & training

Gov launches global edtech hub to expand digital learning

The initiative to boost research and shift deployment away from being 100% vendor driven
18 Jun 2019
Big Ben Westminster
public sector

Spark portal lets AI startups bid on public sector contracts

UK gov says public services need to keep pace with private sector innovation
11 Jun 2019
British flag with binary on it
public sector

Ministers criticised for failing to back ‘open government'

Organisations pen open letter claiming Brexit is no excuse for falling behind on digital programmes
31 May 2019
digital transformation

Digital health services 'must be internet-facing by default'

NHS Digital's internet-first guidance aims to reduce network complexity
29 May 2019
Board members round a table
machine learning

Expert appointments boost government's AI Council

Digital secretary announces 21 new voices to guide ethical AI development and adoption among businesses
16 May 2019
Clinician's computer meltdown
public sector

IT powering NHS screenings ‘unfit for purpose’ for a decade

Patients are at risk after IT failures are leading to critical programmes missing their targets
15 May 2019
public sector

Home Office savaged for delays to emergency services network

NAO laments mismanagement and spiralling costs as it urges the department to "get its house in order"
10 May 2019
Westminster and Big Ben
Business strategy

MPs slam Verify scheme that's "failing the public"

Government Digital Service missed every single one of its performance targets for the online programme, according to report
9 May 2019
NHS cash injection
Business strategy

NHS to launch data-sharing hubs with trial in Manchester

Cardiac patients will be the first to have their data analysed in real-time
7 May 2019
A woman coding on her laptop at the Leeds Digital Festival
Business strategy

Leeds is building a tech hub to rival San Francisco

Leeds Digital Festival organiser Stuart Clarke explains why the city is now the best place for tech outside of London
24 Apr 2019