Nine social care digitisation projects gain funding

NHS Digital and the LGA have awarded funding to nine social care digitisation projects to create social care of the future.

First six UK cities to get 5G revealed

EE has announced that London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester will be the first UK cities to get faster 5G mobile networks.

Hancock targets fax machine transformation in speech

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has set his sights on tackling the world’s largest collection of fax machines within the NHS.

Frameworks needed to monitor artificial intelligence

Justin Trudeau has highlighted the potential risks of AI working against humanity, suggesting that ‘frameworks’ should be considered to stop this from happening.

Machine learning helping Facebook fight online terrorism

Facebook is using machine learning to assess posts that may signal support for ISIS or al-Qaeda.

Instant messaging services ‘vital’ during crisis

New NHS guidance will help doctors, nurses and other health staff use instant messaging safely to co-ordinate patients’ care during emergencies.

Digital map to boost Midlands engine

The Midlands Engine Partnership will use £1.5 million to pioneer cutting-edge technology across the Midlands.

Watershed year for public sector cloud adoption

A new survey has highlighted a dramatic rise in the number of organisations planning to migrate core IT infrastructure to the cloud.

5G capacity could end fixed-line contracts

5G mobile data will be so reliable and fast most homes will no longer need a separate home broadband connection.

Smart infrastructure can make buses more reliable

A new generation of bus projects across the UK are helping to drive people out of their cars and onto public transport.

Glasgow launches Europe's first 'smart canal' scheme

Glasgow City Council has marked the construction of Europe's first ever 'smart canal' scheme, using technology to mitigate flood risk.

£200 million to kickstart national full fibre broadband

£200 million will be allocated to fund full fibre broadband connections in hard to reach areas across the UK.

LGfL to help schools upgrade their old computers

The Neverware's CloudReady operating system will allow schools to revitalise their old hardware and save money.

Majority of English councils using public cloud services

80 per cent English councils are now using public cloud services to some extent, although stumbling blocks are still preventing optimum use.

Life-threatening cyber attack on UK likely

The National Cyber Security Centre has warned that a life-threatening incident will almost inevitably strike the UK.

Rural Welsh classrooms to be video-connected to other schools

The Welsh Government has begun its Rural Education Plan by connecting rural schools with other classrooms via video technology.