Roadmap launched to harness London’s tech talent

The Mayor of London launched a major city-wide initiative to harness London’s tech talent in tackling some of the capital’s most pressing challenges.

First joint ICT director for Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire County Council has appointed the region’s first ICT director with responsibility across a county council, NHS trust and CCG.

Local councils still face cyber and digital obstacles

Only three in ten council leaders feel that their authority is confidently embracing new technologies like AI and robotics.

LGA explores tomorrow’s transport technology

The LGA is to explore the transition in vehicle technology that is likely to see our current vehicles replaced fully electric and automated transport.

NHS to ‘supercharge’ integration through joined up care

Four more areas have been given more control to improve their local services and join up NHS and social care work in their region.

Superfast broadband for most homes pledge

In a speech at the annual CBI dinner Chancellor Philip Hammond promised a major expansion of Britain's superfast broadband network.

Local gov ahead of NHS in visitor journey management

NHS trusts are falling behind local government in implementing journey management strategies to reduce waiting times for visitors.

Smart technology to boost Derby’s highway network

Derby City Council is rolling out cutting edge smart technology to the city’s road network, which will help create a digital map of Derby’s road sign inventory.

Households receiving half the broadband speed they pay for

Comparison website Which? has revealed that the average household is receiving just 51 per cent of the advertised broadband speed.

£1.5 million funding for council cyber efforts

The Local Government Association has been awarded £1.5 million to help improve and enhance councils’ cyber security systems.

New Microsoft deal to strengthen NHS cyber security

A new agreement with Microsoft will ensure all NHS organisations are using the latest Windows 10 software, with updated security.

£1 billion deal to enhance AI industry

Over 50 leading businesses have contributed towards a deal for an Artificial Intelligence Sector Deal, worth nearly £1 billion.

Nearly half of businesses suffered one cyber attack last year

New statistics have shown that 43 per cent of businesses and 19 per cent of charities suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.

GP pilot success for e-traffic light system

A pilot system has proven successful in making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients.

£80 million computer system boost for RAF

The Ministry of Defence will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy.

NHS response to WannaCry attack criticised

MPs have criticised the NHS for its failure to establish new measures to improve cyber security nearly a year after the WannaCry ransomware attack.

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