Research undertaken by GE Lighting and the Carbon Trust has revealed that 87 per cent of public sector sustainability professionals have begun to embrace smart technologies in an attempt to drive social, economic and environmental benefits.
The Cabinet Office has announced Conall Bullock as the new Chief Digital Officer combining three previously separate roles of chief technology officer, chief information officer and chief digital officer.
The government and Ark Data Centres have announced the launch of Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited a data centre joint venture company that will deliver increased efficiency, improved value and transparency of service utilisation across all of the public sector.
Nigel Clifford has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Ordnance Survey (OS). He will take up the post at the £145 million turnover organisation in June and brings extensive experience of international software, telecoms and services including complex joint venture and public sector enterprises.
The European Union’s adoption of cloud computing in the public sector is being held back security issues, according to a report by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published its ‘Local Digital Today’ 2014 report which has urged local government to adopt more digital services to deliver a saving of £500 million per year for the next ten years.