The latest GOSS Interactive research has shown how the availability of public sector services through digital self-service is expected to grow by 310 per cent over the next three years, with public sector organisations expecting to save £8.74 million each over the same period.

In order to measure reaction to their digital improvements on social media, councils should consider procuring sentiment analysis services from the private sector, according to sector representative body Socitm.

The agency Creditsafe has reported a increase in the IT and tech firms through the boost of Government schemes in the UK.

The Government has announced many new technology projects to boost the UK’s aerospace industry.

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson announced on 4 June a £313 million partnership with information technology company IBM.

Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s largest information security event will open its doors on 2 June at Olympia in London.

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 OCR exam board has created a new GCSE course in computer science that is designed to “boost essential 21st century computing skills”.

The European Commission has unveiled detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, which aims to realise €250m of growth by 2024.

Cloud computing is already in use or is being piloted in of the 103 local public service provider organisations responding to the recent Socitm IT Trends survey on cloud computing.

Cabinet office statistics has revealed that G-Cloud sales have reached over £550m marking a strong performance from the platform.

Following the impressive performance of the drones tested at Gatwick airport, the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters, has recommended adopted them for surveillance.

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.

A recent study by KPMG has found that the implementation of driverless vehicles in the UK could create 320,000 and add £51 billion to the economy.

The government has unveiled a £40 million plan to improve the Internet of Things (IoT) in the UK.


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