Latest Digital Britain articles

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

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But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

How insurers should make sure they don’t get left behind in the digital age

Ian Hood is group digital and multi-channel director at RSA
Insurers can't rely on self-taught staff any longer, they need to employ experts in the digital field, says RSA's Ian Hood
01 Dec 2014

Department of Health sets out 'technology revolution' for 2014-15

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Department wants to change the way it uses technology and data to improve quality or care, and help people manage their own healthcare
18 Jun 2014

Building public trust: an interview with Hampshire council CIO Jos Creese

Jos Creese explains that the public sector’s reputation for playing fast and loose with sensitive public data is unfair and hampering its ability to deliver optimal services. Stuart Sumner hears why attitudes need to change
02 May 2014

O2 invests £500,000 to boost digital skills for young people

'Think Big Hub' intended to train 3,000 young people in its first year
24 Mar 2014

Camden Council bids to save money and improve services with new digital strategy

London borough plans to harness mobile technology and big data
10 Feb 2014

Eastbourne council goes flat out for efficiency

Peter Gothard reports on how Eastbourne Borough Council has harnessed new technology to flatten its management structure and streamline service delivery
13 Nov 2013

Government's Digital by Default agenda gathers pace with £40m tender

Notice for digital services suppliers published despite criticism levelled at Whitehall earlier today
09 Jul 2013

MPs 'concerned' about government’s Digital by Default strategy

Science and Technology Committee voices doubts over £1.8bn annual savings target and personal data security measures
09 Jul 2013

Number 10 is final government office to switch to GOV.UK

All 24 ministerial offices have now moved to the new portal website
30 Apr 2013

Cabinet Office website switches to gov.uk

Eleven government departments have now been moved to the new umbrella platform
21 Feb 2013

UK to set 'worldwide standard for digital delivery', says Maude

Cabinet Office minister argues other governments will aspire to the UK's digital by default delivery of public services
23 Jan 2013

Gov.uk launches, with a claimed £70m annual cost saving

Launch forms key part of Digital by Default agenda
17 Oct 2012

DVLA to cut 1,213 jobs as it embraces 'Digital by Default' agenda

However PCS Union claims DVLA has no firm idea of what its digital future looks like
05 Jul 2012

Firms warned Digital Economy Act could threaten bring-your-own-technology policies

IT chiefs advised to take steps to ensure copyright material not backed up onto corporate systems from personal devices
07 Mar 2012

Maude hails gov.uk beta as another milestone in government IT transformation

Government web domain predicted to save £50m a year
01 Feb 2012

Behind the scenes of the British Library digital newspaper project

Brightsolid scans historical newspapers for new website
18 Jan 2012

Opinion: Rough justice for BT

Is it really fair that BT is being made to foot the bill for blocking illegal file-sharing site Newzbin2?
14 Nov 2011

Digital Economy Act: How is the industry dealing with implementation?

A Westminster e-forum yesterday revisited concerns around cost and responsibility for implementing the controversial act
21 Oct 2011

Agency weighs up value of '.london' domain for promoting capital

London & Partners may apply for a 10-year Icann licence
26 Sep 2011

Telefónica to create digital hub in the UK

The hub will be based in London and spearheaded by Matthew Key
06 Sep 2011

Cabinet Office opts for temporary digital head

Former COI director gets head of digital post
01 Sep 2011

Airbus rolls out Kit digital signage solution

Signage solution implementation follows internal comms rollout
21 Jul 2011

Digitally divided Britain laid bare

New figures from Ofcom highlight inequality of broadband provision in the UK
06 Jul 2011