Week in government tech: NAO shines a light on DPW's Universal Credit programme; UK's best local government website named

Top story: The Department for Work and Pensions will have to write off £34 million in IT assets, totalling 17% of the assets developed for its Universal Credit programme, according to a National Audit Office report, which found that the department failed to meet some of its rollout targets. NAO found the assets developed so far aren’t…

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Did you know Microsoft has open government initiatives worldwide?

Open government initiatives are currently going on all over the world. As I look around to see all the data that is publicly available, it amazes me of how far our governments have come along to promote transparency, connect and engage with citizens, and to realise the full potential of mobile, social media, crowdsourcing and…

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Dear Government: Do you have an app for that?

If you’re like me, the thought of being away from your smartphone, even for a day, creates a sense of anxiety. These days, I’m checking email, paying bills, managing schedules, and navigating on road trips — all from my smart phone. It’s become indispensable. As smartphones become more central to our everyday lives, more people…

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Evidence that students do better with a PC at home

ALL teachers, ALL schools and any parents can use the Get Online @ Home offer so EVERY student can have a PC at home and do better in school and in life! So here’s the evidence that students do better if they have a PC at home: The final evaluation of the Government’s “Home Access”…

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Solidsoft builds revolutionary CloudStore for Government

The Government’s new CloudStore went live on 20th February 2012 – a huge achievement both for the Government’s G-Cloud team and the Microsoft partner that built the store from scratch in just six weeks Solidsoft. Solidsoft CEO, Garth Pickup, says that his company relished the challenge whilst welcoming the opportunity to showcase what they could do…

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Day two of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in review

Day two of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum got off to a fantastic start, despite attendees battling the horrific weather to arrive at the venue. The morning consensus was very excitable with a full day ahead of us and a fabulous gala dinner to look forward to in the evening. Opening the talks, Beatrix De Munck…

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Review of Worldwide Government Solutions Forum 2012

The sixth year of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum saw the turn of London, featuring speakers from 26 different countries. After sampling a few international cuisines we sat down to gain a range of views from around the world on how the Government and Public Sector can incorporate cloud computing to build towards better and…

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Deploy and use Office 365

You can help your team to be more productive than ever before with Office 365. While getting users up and running on Office 365 is simple and straightforward, these resources below are available to help. Sign in to Office 365 at any time and double-check your custom deployment plan to make sure you have completed all…

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Highlights from #bluelightcamp

This weekend in Manchester, the Blue Light Camp unconference took place and was reported to have been very a unique and refreshing day. The emergency services event was the brain child of Sasha Taylor, Paul Coxon and David White and provided a fantastic networking opportunity for those interested in the use of social media and technology in…

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Latest agenda for the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, London (24th-25th April)

It’s less than a month to go now until the huge Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in London (24th-25th April). We thought we’d share the latest agenda with you – it’s packed full fantastic speakers and chances to do some great networking. Just see for yourself below…More soon – don’t forget, you can register here! Day…

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