The UK Quaterly Outsourcing Index has found that outsourcing spend increased drastically between July and September, compared to the second quarter of 2015, with £1.77 billion committed to IT deals alone.
Matt Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, has pledged to modernise the government's open data infrastructure by improving how it standardises and maintains data as part of a pledge to review how information is collected, used and made available across Whitehall.
The government’s aim to reach 95 per cent of the UK by 2017 has received a boost with the latest figures revealing that over three million homes and businesses now have access to internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps.
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.
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.