UK online sales increased 9% year-over-year in July, the weakest year-over-year sales growth for the region since January 2010, according to business and technology consultancy Capgemini and U.K. e-retail association Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG).
Cabinet Office Minister Chloë Smith launched early this week a new online tool called Government Interrogating Spending Tool (GIST) which aims to provide citizens an unprecedented view of how taxpayers’ money is spent.
Agricultural technology in the UK is to receive a £160m investment following the launch of a new strategy to deliver sustainable and affordable food for future generations, according to the government.
A study, produced by Deloitte, says that the TMT sector contributes some 8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the UK, but warns that the government and financial services industry need to do a better job of supporting the technology sector with more cash.
Capgemini UK plc has announced the creation of a new unit, Capgemini Digital Government, which aims to helping public sector organisations pursue the 'digital by default' agenda. The unit is claimed to be the first in the UK to be dedicated solely to digital transformation in the public sector.
The Home Office has started the first stage of a £4m information security awareness campaign as part of its efforts to make businesses and consumers aware of the threat posed by online crime.With the initial stage of the campaign set to be launched in the autumn 2013, the scheme will go together with other established information security initiatives including Get Safe Online as part of the government's National Cyber Security Programme.
With G-Cloud iii live and its use becoming routine with the mandation of a 'Cloud First' policy across central government, the government's G-Cloud programme has transitioned to 'business as usual' under the auspices of the Government Digital Service (GDS).