A new report estimates that without increased investment 6.2 million people will remain without basic online skills in 2020.

A survey has shown major progression in the past four years in terms of output and employment in the UK tech industry.

Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft.

A British technology company has been bought by Google as the search giant looks to self-driving cars and robots for new sources of business.

A University of Surrey team has signed a contract with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in Australia to develop the ‘back end’ software for a supervised e-voting system for use at the Victorian State election in 2014.

Councils should abandon their existing websites in favour of a shared platform similar to the .gov.uk website serving central government departments, according Richard Copley, Head of ICT at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

Only 10 per cent of digital leaders feel that their organisation has enough resources to address the management issues and IT trends that their company has prioritised, according to the annual digital leaders survey from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The trend to ‘bring your own device’ is set to continue in local public services despite the fact that central government regulations, in particular in connection to the Public Sector Network (PSN) are wary of this development, according to local government IT group Socitm.

The government will conduct a review next year to ensure that the legislative and regulatory framework is in place for driverless vehicles to be incorporated on Britain's roads

A study of more than 1000 UK 13-17 year olds by Logicalis UK reveals that young people believe maths, English, science and ICT are the 4 most essential subjects to study, and IT and science are the top career choices.

Prime minister David Cameron and culture secretary Maria Muller have announced a grant of £3,000 for SMEs in 10 cities across the UK to help them connect up to superfast broadband.

The number of IT firms in the UK has risen by 14 per cent in the past two years, almost double the average growth rate across all sectors, according to new research.

The government has appointed former Citigroup e-crime head Chris Gibson as the founding director of the UK’s revamped but delayed Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), CERT-UK.

New .uk web addresses are to be introduced next summer as an alternative to .co.uk and .org.uk domains.

The UK emerged from the recent Open Government Partnership summit held in London as the most ‘open’ of the 61 countries involved, according to the Open Knowledge Foundation, which published its 2013 Open Data Index at the event.

Information security breaches in the public sector are almost always down to failures of information governance and management and not technology, according to the latest briefing from the Society of Information Management – Socitm.

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