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UK 'smart city' public sector guidance published
By Neil Merrett
Two new documents developed with the UK Government aim to tackle key challenges in integrating data and municipal infrastructure to improve services
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CBI wants expanded GDS role in public service reform
By Neil Merrett
Report calls for enhanced central lead within government for wide-scale expansion of digital public services
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Cloud and open data vital for public transport shakeup
By Neil Merrett
New guide identifies open standards and datasets as key tools for authorities to streamline public transport provision, despite related security challenges
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Labour group unveils digital review strategy document
By Neil Merrett
The adoption of government "as a platform", open standards and the creation of a Local Government Digital Service (LGDS) among key proposals
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Socitm challenges benefits of single local government website
By Neil Merrett
Group calls for shared APIs and open source initiatives instead of single local gov.uk-style portal
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CCG information lead fears NHS data sharing “too slow”
By Neil Merrett
Timely data access within healthcare seen as a key driver towards paperless NHS
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Inflexible contracts only increase public sector open source potential
Proprietary suppliers on “thin ice” with inflexible contracts, but open source counterparts must embrace cost honesty, writes Hampshire County Council CIO Jos Creese
Applications > Open source > Features
Put digital reform at heart of election manifestos, think tank urges
By Neil Merrett
Establishing a single local gov.uk-style hub and adoption of a "Government as a Platform (GAAP) model" among key election opportunities
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Newcastle-under-Lyme picks Microsoft EA over cloud and open source choices
By Neil Merrett
Council's decision for three year contract extension cites cost and time considerations
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Public sector embraces 'hackathon' innovation potential
By Neil Merrett
FCO, Environment Agency and LocalGov Digital among bodies hosting hack events seeking collaborative response to key challenges
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