Digital tech to tackle congestion in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council is extending an innovative scheme that uses smart technology to help manage traffic flow.

Government launches Digital Strategy

The government has launched its Digital Strategy which aims to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

New digital framework attracts 2,000 SMEs

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Government Digital Service (GDS) have launched the new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework to supply technical expertise to the public sector.

DCMS launches new internet safety drive

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced it has begun work on a refreshed Internet Safety Strategy, which aims to ensure the UK becomes the safest place in the world for you people to go online.

The Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced new measures to support Britain’s world-leading AI sector as part of a Digital Strategy, due to published on 1 March, to boost growth and deliver a ‘thriving, outward-looking digital economy that works for everyone’.

Consultation launched on Investigatory powers

The Home Office has launched a consultation on five new codes of practice under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

Majority would pay extra for better home Wi-Fi

A new survey has found that 77 per cent of households would pay more money in return for better Wi-Fi coverage at home.

Brexit a chance to reposition digital sector

A new report has called upon the UK to use Brexit as an opportunity to position the country as a digital world leader.

£4m for congestion cutting tech products

The Department for Transport is awarding £4 million for tech projects that will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment

UK search engines to demote pirate websites

Search engine giants Google and Microsoft's Bing have signed up to a voluntary code of practice that will ensure websites containing illegal content are demoted in internet users’ search results.

Lack of council BYOD policy puts data at risk

The high number of local authorities without a BYOD policy exposes the public sector to the risk of data leaks, a FOI request has shown.

Half of London councils to refresh outdated IT

A FOI request conducted has revealed that over half of London boroughs are currently planning to replace their IT infrastructure.

London based NCSC can benefit all regions

Ben Gummer has assured that the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre will bolster British cyber capability across all regions of the UK.

NCSC to open in London

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a facility targeted at protecting the UK against cyber-attacks and overseen by parent body GCHQ, is set to be opened in London by HM the Queen.

School cyber clubs to address future skill shortage

A new programme has been created to offer intensive cyber security training to address the risk of a future cyber skills shortage.

Research has shown that the print estate is largely being left behind when it comes to local authority cloud adoption.