Capita recruited to support Home Office’s ailing 4G ESN project
Police
public sector

Capita recruited to support Home Office’s ailing 4G ESN project

The outsourcing giant is being relied on to ensure a smooth migration to the emergency services comms platform
12 Mar 2020
All bets off as children’s data is leaked
public sector

All bets off as children’s data is leaked

Department of Education data leak to betting firms may be start of wider scandal
10 Mar 2020
Smart motorways aren’t smart enough
smart city

Smart motorways aren’t smart enough

Free sat-nav apps could limit the dangers of so-called smart motorways, says Barry Collins
8 Mar 2020
Japan and France speak out on digital tax plans
public sector

Japan and France speak out on digital tax plans

Countries hoping to set global digital tax norms feel the USA is dragging its feet
23 Feb 2020
Twitter bans 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts
social media

Twitter bans 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts

The social media network accused supporter accounts of ‘platform manipulation’
23 Feb 2020
Encryption under threat from EARN IT Act
public sector

Encryption under threat from EARN IT Act

The proposed legislation could be formally introduced in the coming weeks
22 Feb 2020
Breaking the ICE: How future tech employees could influence government contracts
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
Will Elizabeth Warren Break Up Big Tech?
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
UK gov launches £300,000 SEN EdTech initiative
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
startups

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
The IT Pro Podcast: Does open source have a place in public sector IT?
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
NHS given £40m to address "ridiculous" staff login times
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
NHS Trusts keen on AI but are limited by poor access to data
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
The 2019 election campaign reveals rocky prospects for UK tech
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?
broadband

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
ransomware

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
Chef cuts ties with US border police on moral grounds
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
Dr Alexa will see you now
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 hit with ICO notice over data request backlog
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
Gov launches global edtech hub to expand digital learning
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
Spark portal lets AI startups bid on public sector contracts
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
Ministers criticised for failing to back ‘open government'
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 health services 'must be internet-facing by default'
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
Expert appointments boost government's AI Council
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