We must design a moral compass for the digital age

Concerned for our physical, digital and emotional security Martha Lane-Fox calls on government to “create a network of public organisations that can more tangibly build our nation’s digital understanding,”...Read more

Better Connected site draws 18.5 thousand users in first six months of 2017

Better Connected has been reviewing local authority websites since 1999, before some councils even had a site ("a fad that would not last" perhaps?)....Read more

PODCAST: Andy Bates & Joe Tibbetts bump into each other at Connected Local Government Live

RealityBites #09: The cyber security piece - the one where Joe says recent cyber security events have dented the nation's confidence and Andy struggles to disagree without telling him he's simply wrong ...Read more

The Smart City piece. Steve Johnson of Ruckus in conversation with Joe Tibbetts

As citizens we stand on the threshold of a smart future and connectivity is starting to deliver the promise...Read more

NHS bed blocking relieved by new mobile phone technology

New mobile phone technology is helping local authorities to alleviate NHS bed blocking. The new technology can help speed up hospital discharges and prevent unnecessary re-admissions, freeing up vital beds and also reducing the cost of post-hospital care. ...Read more

Seven steps to starting data projects on the right track

Only 13% of data projects reach completion, and of those that do, only 8% of leaders report being satisfied with the outcome. ...Read more

Bed blocking emergency funding may remain unused.

Austrian capital gets first Bitcoin currency bank

Councils fail accessibility tests

PODCAST: RealityBites #08 government investment in battery operated houses, smart grid, flattening the spikes in energy demand

Why do so many newly designed council websites fail Better Connected usability tests?

VIDEO: Chris Kendall, Digital Strategist for Idox, talks administrative efficiency and the fear of data

Decreased spending on cyber security leaves councils in jeopardy

Fake news increasingly includes fake images