It has been revealed that the Crown Commercial Service and the Government Digital Service are planning to shift the cloud first policy to one that better reflects hybrid cloud environments.
Think Tank Reform has issued a number of recommendations for Whitehall to improve its outsourcing and procurement practices, including better guidance on ‘make or buy’ decisions.
UKCloud has been one of the UK tech sector’s greatest success stories in recent years, providing cloud infrastructure to the public sector.
Ministry of Defence opens up its ideas platform to encourage innovation and save £150m in the process
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been running an ideas platform for decades, but it is now shifting to an SaaS model and breaking out of silos.
Government which tech projects to receive share of £2 million funding - from digital dairy farming to SME productivity
A separate funding competition has also been announced, which will allow businesses, local authorities and academia to test rolling out productivity-boosting technology.
Survey - Universities lead public sector cloud adoption, local authorities and emergency services lag behind
Not-for-profit technology partner Eduserv and Socitm have conducted research amongst 633 public sector organisations, assessing their motivations for and uptake of cloud technologies.
MPs on the Science and Technology Committee heard from a range of experts today on how the government is fairing in its attempts to open up procurement to SMEs. The result was a mixed picture.
Digital Marketplace is going global, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pushes new tech for GPs, and DWP hints at developing its own identity platform.
The Oligopoly strikes back - Government spend with largest suppliers increasing, SME spend shrinking
Think tank Institute for Government has published a new report outlining where the government spends its money and who with. Spend with SMEs is shrinking and spend with big suppliers growing.
MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have also called on the government to introduce a statutory requirement for companies to be paid within 30 days.
Here are some of the suppliers at risk of being excluded from government contracts because of new prompt payment initiative
The Cabinet Office announced the initiative last week, which requires that those bidding for government contracts pay 95% of their suppliers within 60 days.
Companies could be excluded from government contracts if they don’t pay their own suppliers on time - a win for SMEs?
The Cabinet Office has announced a new prompt payment initiative today, to ensure all government suppliers and subcontractors are being paid on time.
Whilst he worked at the DVLA, Iain Patterson’s goal was to deliver benefits for civil servants and the ability to implement changes faster and at lower cost. Now as Chief Digital Officer at UKCloud, he explains more about that journey and answers some of the most pressing questions on the future of Government Transformation.
Think tank, Institute for Government, recently released an interesting report that looks at the process by which digital transformation projects are approved and managed. And how it’s essentially ineffective.