Houses of Parliament
public sector

Everything you need to know about GDS

How did GDS start, and how is it driving government digital transformation?
25 Mar 2019
Ongoing demonstrations against the Windrush scandal
public sector

Home Office IT defects may lead to another Windrush scandal

Report says the government has failed to implement sufficient changes to improve data reliability
7 Mar 2019
legacy IT
public sector

Government 'must focus' on replacing legacy IT system

Ministers grilled on whether GDS has conducted any form of pan-governmental audit of legacy IT
6 Mar 2019
IT failure
public sector

NAO slams GDS for bungling its flagship Verify ID platform

Benefits will be slashed by 75% as auditors conclude it's difficult to explain why it wasn't killed off
5 Mar 2019
IT infrastructure

Six IT systems for Brexit border control at risk of failure

MPs brand the findings "alarming" as NAO urges government to focus on doing what it can with less than 30 days left
1 Mar 2019
Business strategy

What is Bitcoin?

Our guide to the world's most funded cryptocurrency
28 Feb 2019
Image of a heart monitor trace on a digital background
digital transformation

What firms can learn from the NHS’ digital transformation

Winning cultural battles, not just talking about tech, could be key to digitising our health and social care system
27 Feb 2019
Careers & training

IoC injects £5 million to fund UK digital skills projects

The fund will support courses targeting underrepresented women in the North, and the UK's cultural backbone
18 Feb 2019
A person rifling for files in an old-style filing cabinet
public sector

NHS should swap pen and paper for email, says Matt Hancock

Hancock sees "no reason" the NHS shouldn't run on email like the rest of the world
13 Feb 2019
semiconductor chip

Government launches £70m task to ‘design out’ cyber threats

Additional investment which aims to bolster IoT security is announced to coincide with Data Privacy Day
28 Jan 2019
IT infrastructure

Officers say glitches in IT system 'letting criminals off'

Frequent crashes and a frustrating user experience underpin a system that’s “made an impossible job unbearable”
24 Jan 2019
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Data & insights

“Significant” data failings are harming mental healthcare

MPs criticise huge gaps in data gathering, with public bodies lacking the information needed to monitor progress
14 Jan 2019
Shot of an unwell woman consulting her GP through a digital NHS service
public sector

Every GP to offer Skype appointments by 2024

The new digital transformation framework will open up the NHS to investment and will seek to abandon outdated infrastructure
2 Jan 2019
public sector

NAO blasts MoD and Capita over online recruitment failings

Public auditor opens fire over IT failings that led to missed recruitment targets
14 Dec 2018
amazon building
Business strategy

New York and Virginia win Amazon headquarters locations

$5 billion to be invested in the new sites, creating more than 50,000 jobs
14 Nov 2018
Tech investment
public sector

Firms earmark £110m injection to create hundreds of jobs

Overseas investment will create hundreds of posts across the UK in FinTech, AI and engineering sectors
12 Nov 2018
digital transformation

Report savages NHS Wales for fixating on legacy IT

AMs claim “it’s time for a reboot” as they blast an IT setup that saw an outage every nine days
8 Nov 2018
A doctor writing up a digital prescription via a tablet device
public sector

NHS Digital to axe 500 jobs in major restructure

All staff will be required to reapply for their posts in a revamped organisational structure
2 Nov 2018
Clinician's computer meltdown
IT infrastructure

Errors with NHS IT system led to “significant” patient risk

More than 20,000 records were left “out-of-date” while a second issue led to patients potentially given the wrong medication
19 Oct 2018
Map of Britain
public sector

Geospatial Commission aims to unlock value in location data

The data will be used to fuel business and public sector decision making
8 Oct 2018
A group of students from a wide range of backgrounds taking up digital skills
Careers & training

Google and IBM join Institute of Coding’s advisory board

Execs from 18 organisations will inform the £20m government-backed group’s mission to boost digital skills
28 Sep 2018
Business strategy

UK government visits US to deepen medical technology ties

The science minister is also planning a fact-finding in November mission to encourage UK investment
25 Sep 2018
Clinician's computer meltdown
IT infrastructure

Failed NHS IT system will cost £7m to stabilise

Lorenzo failure saw NHS Trust declare a ‘serious incident’ after 14,600 patient discharge summaries were not sent to GPs
19 Sep 2018

Has demand for cyber security skills hit crisis point?

With the UK's security agencies now struggling to recruit, we look at what action is being taken
19 Sep 2018