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.
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.
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.
The fourth version of the Government’s Gcloud procurement framework has gone live. According to the Cabinet Office, an even greater number of SMBs have made it onto the supplier list. Over 1,000 suppliers are listed in total, 426 of which were totally new to the project.