Trans-Pennine journeys to digitally improve

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans for Britain’s first digital intercity railway in the north.

Digital makeover for Stirling’s classrooms

7,000 pupils, teachers and school staff will have access to ultrafast, full-fibre internet connectivity in Stirling.

Devon improves sign language communications

Devon County Council has introduced a new way for users of British Sign Language to contact them via a Video Relay Service.

Two trusts meet all electronic referrals milestone

Two trusts are now processing all of their hospital referral appointments electronically via the NHS e-Referral Service.

Essex County Council to extend Superfast Essex

Essex County Council is commissioning the next phase of work on its Superfast Essex programme.

Report highlights council’s tech inefficiencies

A new report has revealed that 75 per cent of councils departments have fallen victim to a malware, virus or Trojan attack in the last 12 months.

Manchester police still using Windows XP

Greater Manchester Police has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running on the unsupported Windows XP system.

Internet firms should block extreme content automatically

Theresa May is expected to tell the UN General Assembly in New York of plans to develop new technology to stop terrorist material appearing on the web.

UK police forces double smart device numbers

More than double the number of police forces across the UK have equipped their officers with smart devices compared to five years ago.

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for extremist web content

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for jihadist web content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, a report has found.

One in three businesses in UK slow to adopt new technology

31 per cent of businesses admit being slow to adopt technological innovations, a new study reveals.

Ministers gain attention for British technology in Nordic countries and Asia

UK’s pioneering technology and cyber security industries are being promoted overseas, laying the foundations for Britain’s post-Brexit economy.

Aylesbury Vale District Council and DigitalGenius come together to boost customer service

Aylesbury Vale District Council has agreed to work with DigitalGenius in Salesforce Service Cloud to bring AI to its customer service operation.

New website makes discovering learning opportunities simple

Leeds City Council has launched a new ‘Leeds Adult Learning’ website which makes it easy for adults to enjoyable courses in their local area.

New innovation centre to put UK at forefront of big data

A new £30 million innovation centre aims to help the country capitalise on a potential £40 billion a year boost to the economy.

Microsoft’s Jacky Wright appointed as HMRC’s digital lead

HMRC has appointed Jacky Wright as their new Chief Digital and Information Officer to work towards its ambitious digital transformation agenda.

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