Opinion

Newport City Council digitally transforms with TechnologyOne SaaS solution to enhance internal operations

26/05/2022

Newport City Council is transitioning its finance systems to enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider TechnologyOne to help deliver a more connected experience for its user base of over 500 employees and wider supplier community.

A new tool for sustainable living

26/05/2022

Buckinghamshire Council is proud to be the first council in the UK to use the official app guiding users towards living sustainably in support of the United Nations ACTNOW for climate change campaign. Gareth Williams explains.

Smarter steps to a greener future

24/05/2022

Brightly’s digital asset management solution, Confirm, is helping local authorities to streamline their operations, cut costs and contribute to the wider, global sustainability mission. Hannah Winstanley explains more.

Public sector digital transformation projects fuel UK growth for TechnologyOne

23/05/2022

Australia’s largest ERP software firm to open new London office and recruit more staff after seeing further growth in UK local government sector.

Internet Explorer 11 retirement – what does it mean for you?

13/05/2022

Dougie Belmore, Chief Payments Officer of Pay.UK, explains how the end of Internet Explorer 11 will impact Bacs services – and what to do about it.

Performance modelling for energy efficiency key to lessening fuel crisis impacts

11/05/2022

Don McLean explains how local authorities can ensure their built environment is optimised to run at its most efficient, supporting sustainability strategies and mitigating the financial impact of the energy crisis.

Levelling up communities will not be possible without greater support for local authorities

09/05/2022

Gillian Charlesworth warns that unless local authorities are equipped with a clear strategic direction and sufficient resources, levelling up the country is unlikely to become reality.

Council devolution: how technology can enable a successful and seamless transition

05/05/2022

Scott Goodwin explains how technology holds the key to unlocking a successful and seamless transition to a unitary model.

Legacy IT systems and their challenges

28/04/2022

Lorna Campbell explains how legacy data and digital transformation can work together.

With risk comes reward

27/04/2022

In a post-pandemic world, will local authorities be more willing to embrace future risk and accept the existence of unknown threats? Christopher Walker reports.

The benefits of syncing with One Login

26/04/2022

Could syncing with One Login be the key to delivering digital success for local government? Sascha Giese reports.

How IoT is helping local authorities keep their infrastructure assets safe from harm

21/04/2022

Manish Jethwa outlines how local authorities are using Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor infrastructure assets and remediate faults and other issues, as and when required.

Why so many heritage and grant-led projects are stalling

21/04/2022

Andy Rumfitt discusses how local authorities can prepare for and handle stalled projects.

Going digital: putting the public first in public services

19/04/2022

Nigel Blair explores the challenge of embracing digitalisation whilst keeping local authorities’ customer centric.

Councils need radical thinking at a time of crisis

14/04/2022

Professor Richard Murphy says councils need to cooperate to tackle the crises faced by communities, and he puts forward four ways of addressing social need.

Stopping child exploitation

06/04/2022

Iryna Pona, policy and impact manager at The Children’s Society, looks at the issue of children and modern slavery.

Safeguarding communities from anti-social behaviour with multi-agency enforcement

05/04/2022

Dyl Kurpil explains how effective Public Spaces Protection Order enforcement can rapidly transform a community, rebuilding trust and reinvigorating local economies.

Maximising the potential of vacant municipal property stock

05/04/2022

With so many vacant properties post-pandemic, installing property guardians ca cut the costs of security and even bring in council tax for local authorities, says Stuart Woolgar.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Why awareness days matter

25/03/2022

Georgina Middleton discusses the importance of awareness days and how they can be a key stepping stone towards real and lasting change.

It’s time to digitally transform planning in the UK

22/03/2022

Glen Ocskó explains why digitising the planning system would increase accessibility and transparency.

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