Croydon’s future as a smart city outlined

The London Borough of Croydon is to outline Croydon’s future as a smart city at cabinet soon.

Future cars to spot potholes and send info to Highways England

Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes and transmit the information to Highways England, the government body has said.

Extra protection online for children

The government has proposed a new statutory power to ensure children’s data in the UK is given an extra level of protection.

Nine in 10 UK businesses to invest in AI by 2020

More than eight in every 10 executives are to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the coming years, a new study has found.

Manchester to adopt digital action plan

An innovative crowdsourced action plan aims to help Greater Manchester reach its ambition of becoming a world-leading city region by 2020.

NHS Digital £1.4m delayed discharge funding open

To help reduce delayed discharges, NHS Digital has announced £1.4 million funding for local authorities and their NHS partners.

Rotherham to save 300 days on budget setting due to analytics

A council has saved the equivalent of over 300 person days on its budget setting by implementing a Financial Workforce Planning Solution.

SMEs encouraged towards health and social care marketplace

The government is encouraging technology-based SMEs to supply to the public sector via a new marketplace for health and social care providers.

Nottingham bus app users ‘short-changed’

Nottingham City Council has revealed that Nottingham City Transport is failing to ensure the cheapest bus tickets are promoted via its mobile app.

Derby first council to undergo digital facelift considering cloud pressures

Derby City Council has confirmed a 60 per cent saving on its data centre provision following its switch to Crown Hosting Data Centres.

Funding boost for digital projects in Northamptonshire

Delivered by Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Growth Hub, the funding for the Digital Improvement Grants project has been made available from the ERDF.

Birmingham council website wins Plain English Award

Birmingham City Council’s new website has won a 2017 Plain English Award.

Digital health for three million people

A number of NHS trusts have made a formal agreement to collaborate on digital health services for the benefit of their patients.

Year extension for Better Broadband Scheme

The Better Broadband Scheme will be extended for another year to help those struggling with the slowest broadband speeds in the UK.

New digital partnership for Aberdeen residents

Aberdeen City Council has announced a new digital partnership to drive forward its digital transformation.

Shared services on the rise

The development of shared services is unstoppable and will continue for the next decade, new research has found.


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