Half of government digital spend going to SMEs

Oliver Dowden has announced that SMEs are accessing almost half of public sector spend on digital, data and technology services.

Half of councils using unsupported server software

A worrying number of councils are leaving themselves open to security vulnerabilities and expensive extended support costs.

UK universities cyber security work recognised

Three UK universities have been recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the NCSC.

Modernised payroll and HR for Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is integrating its HR and payroll processes by partnering with MHR for the provision of its cloud based iTrent system.

£9 billion superfast broadband boost

The government’s rollout of superfast broadband has seen local business amass a combined £9 billion increase in turnover.

Free Wi-Fi extended into 20 Leeds community buildings

A leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds City Council will see free Wi-Fi made available at 20 community buildings.

National technology advisor Liam Maxwell to leave for role at AWS

Maxwell was among the senior staffers responsible for creating a cloud-first policy within the UK government,

Lewisham residents contacted about suspected data hack

Lewisham council officers are contacting around 6,000 people who they believe may have had their financial data hacked

The Department for Education has highlighted five key opportunities for the technology sector to create a step change in education, improving teaching and slashing workload

£45 million investment in rural broadband

New £45 million funding for the Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme will see rural communities benefit from improved broadband access.

New UK Council for Internet Safety

Minister for Digital Margot James has announced a new UK Council for Internet Safety to improve the online safety and tackle online abuse.

Photo credit: Openreach

Openreach has reduced the wholesale price of broadband in a bid to boost the number of homes and businesses using fast services.

£487 million to be spent on NHS technology

£487 million is to be spent on technology for the NHS, giving more patients access to health services at home.

RCS finds almost 9,000 fax machines owned by hospitals

The NHS has been criticised for its reliance on ‘archaic’ technology as it is revealed that hospital trusts own almost 9,000 fax machines.

Full fibre broadband and 5G future plans revealed

Government to ensure mandatory full fibre broadband roll-out for all new build homes and a new priority to connect hard-to-reach rural areas.

Smart bins to improve waste collection in Hull

Hull City Council will see smart bins introduced across the city in a ground breaking pilot project to improve waste collection.

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