public sector

Coronavirus contact-tracing app to be launched in winter, minister reveals

Statement contradicts comments from Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab that suggested the app would arrive in the coming weeks
18 Jun 2020
public sector

How coronavirus has accelerated the digital transformation of Britain's public sector

Providing support to the public via digital services has rapidly become the new normal for government, health and social care bodies
16 Jun 2020
public sector

Google Cloud secures deal with the US Department of Defense

The “seven figure" deal is significantly less than the $10bn JEDI contract
21 May 2020
public sector

The IT Pro Podcast: Beating Trump on tech

With Bernie and Biden still slugging it out for the Democratic nomination, what impact will the US election have on tech?
27 Mar 2020
public sector

All bets off as children’s data is leaked

Department of Education data leak to betting firms may be start of wider scandal
10 Mar 2020
smart city

Smart motorways aren’t smart enough

Free sat-nav apps could limit the dangers of so-called smart motorways, says Barry Collins
8 Mar 2020
public sector

Japan and France speak out on digital tax plans

Countries hoping to set global digital tax norms feel the USA is dragging its feet
23 Feb 2020
social media

Twitter bans 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts

The social media network accused supporter accounts of ‘platform manipulation’
23 Feb 2020
public sector

Encryption under threat from EARN IT Act

The proposed legislation could be formally introduced in the coming weeks
22 Feb 2020
public sector

Breaking the ICE: How future tech employees could influence government contracts

Organisations could face a recruitment crisis as students pledge not to work for those selling tech to US immigration control
12 Feb 2020
public sector

Will Elizabeth Warren Break Up Big Tech?

The Democratic Party hopeful has taken aim at the giants of the tech industry, but what does this mean in practice?
31 Jan 2020
public sector

UK gov launches £300,000 SEN EdTech initiative

The pilot scheme will run throughout this academic year in the hope of identifying how technology can 'level the playing field' for students with disa…
22 Jan 2020

UK tech investment jumps 44%, despite Brexit uncertainty

The country has sprouted eight unicorns in the past year – more than any other European nation
15 Jan 2020
open source

The IT Pro Podcast: Does open source have a place in public sector IT?

We explore how open source and open standards can help organisations overcome budget squeezes and avoid vendor lock-in
10 Jan 2020
Clinician's computer meltdown
digital transformation

NHS given £40m to address "ridiculous" staff login times

Clinical staff typically sign in to as many as 15 different systems while seeing a patient
6 Jan 2020
artificial intelligence (AI)

NHS Trusts keen on AI but are limited by poor access to data

Speech recognition is the most popular form of AI adoption, and clinical care is getting the most benefit
17 Dec 2019
public sector

The 2019 election campaign reveals rocky prospects for UK tech

We examine how the major and minor UK parties are pledging to boost skills, invest, and regulate tech giants
7 Dec 2019

The IT Pro Podcast: What does Labour's broadband bonanza mean for business?

We take a look at Labour's ambitious new infrastructure policy
22 Nov 2019

Another US state government hit with ransomware, following a brief reprieve

Louisiana becomes the latest in a very long line of US public sector bodies to fall victim to ransomware
19 Nov 2019
US Mexico border wall
public sector

Chef cuts ties with US border police on moral grounds

The company will end its relationship with ICE and CBP once their contracts expire, says CEO Barry Crist
25 Sep 2019
public sector

Dr Alexa will see you now

Fears grow that NHS/Amazon link will compromise patient care and health data
12 Sep 2019
Met Police
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Met police hit with ICO notice over data request backlog

ICO says it has evidence of a 'systemic failure' to handle SARs from the public
25 Jun 2019
Map made up of skills
Careers & training

Gov launches global edtech hub to expand digital learning

The initiative to boost research and shift deployment away from being 100% vendor driven
18 Jun 2019