£190m Gigabit broadband challenge fund launched

A new £190m programme designed to accelerate the rate at which Full Fibre networks are made available across the UK has been opened.

£1 million digital advertising boost for city

Liverpool City Council is to approve the creation of nine new digital advertising screens which will bring in more than £1.2 million in income.

Half of business suffer cyber attack annually

A new white paper has analysed how organisations can better protect themselves against cyber attack.

‘High-tech Britain’ to test driverless cars

This week’s Budget announcement is expected to include further tests of driverless cars on UK roads.

Birmingham using artificial intelligence service

Birmingham City Council is using Eptica’s artificial intelligence-powered customer experience platform to better respond to emails and phone calls.

Businesses to get broadband boost

Businesses are to benefit from grants of up to £3000 to get gigabit broadband installed as part of a £2 million trial.

New online challenge tests teenagers’ cyber security skills

Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 are to be invited to take part and test their skills in online real-world cyber challenges.

£21 million for UK tech sector

The UK’s tech sector is to receive a £21 million investment to create a new national network of regional tech hubs in areas across the country.

Glasgow and CGI agree new IT deal

Glasgow has agreed a new IT contract with CGI that it hopes will transform digital services across the city.

Cardiff introduces smart parking in city

Cardiff Council has launched a parking app to assist motorists in the Welsh capital find real-time available spaces in the city.

Broadband and landline users to get automatic compensation

Broadband and landline customers will get money back from their providers when things go wrong without having to claim, Ofcom says.

£84 million for robotics and artificial intelligence projects

More than £68 million of investment for robotics and artificial intelligence projects has been announced by the government.

Council and Capita announce flexible ICT partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have concluded the first part of detailed negotiations to develop a more flexible partnership proposal.

NHS launches smartphone GP appointments

A 24-hour service has been launched for NHS patients, offering GP consultations via video link on smartphones.

Cheshire councils appoint Agilisys as transformation partner

Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council have appointed transformation specialist Agilisys.

Bracknell Forest Council appoints Invotra to transform intranet

Bracknell Forest Council has appointed Invotra to assist in the transformation of their intranet, helping the authority to become more efficient.


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