Local government IT leader the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm), has warned that the current local forums set up to protect councils against cyber attacks are failing to work against threats.
According to report by communications regulator Ofcom, the public have increased their use of government services on the internet, particularly those relating to signing petitions and using websites and apps.
Liverpool City Council has awarded a £10.3 million ICT services framework agreements with a number of technology suppliers, which will deliver hardware and software services to organisations across the city.
Liam Maxwell has been appointed as the first National Technology advisor, in a role which will help the government expand its relationships with the digital and technology industry to boost the UK’s digital economy.
Suffolk County Council has signed a contract with security solutions provider, Egress Software Technologies, implementing the Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer system to protect sensitive information shared via Office 365.
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.