CIOs and ICT heads must develop a “smart vision” for their cities, region or other local area, claims public ICT representative body Socitm.
Retailer Argos has partnered up with digital skills charity Go ON UK to bring 10,000 free tablets and broadband workshops to the UK.
Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has launched a new scheme within government that aims to encourage civil servants to teach digital skills to friends and family who are offline.
Wyre District Council covers a rural, urban and partly coastal community just outside Blackpool, Lancashire, where many people do not have Internet access.
UK digital skills charity Citizens Online has called upon the government to change the way it provides skills training and support for the 6.8m adults in the country not yet online.
Most councils in the UK are now receiving up to half of visits to their websites from mobile devices, says Socitm, the representative body for those in public sector IT.
Digital Unite, a digital skills training and development organisation, has claimed it is now supporting around 600 “Digital Champions.”
It will take more than public Internet access to help the remaining 20% of people in the UK who are not yet online get online a digital skills charity head has claimed.
The CEO of digital skills charity Go ON UK wants to see more partnerships and collaborations that aim to tackle digital exclusion in the UK.
Families across the UK are likely to miss out on the government new childcare tax break set to be introduced next year because they lack Internet access.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has indicated that it intends to “review and refresh” the Digital Inclusion Strategy.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has explained what it has been doing to tackle digital exclusion and the successes it has achieved so far.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has launched what it calls a Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework in a bid to track how digitally inclusive the UK is becoming.
Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has claimed that another 25 exemplars are being considered, bringing the total to 50 by the end of next Parliament.
The UK government has launched its Do More Online campaign which includes a £2m investment for Local Enterprise Partnerships to help micro-businesses and sole traders increase their online presence.
The L&Q Housing Association, which owns over 70,000 properties in London and the South East, has launched a year-long digital inclusion programme for 150 of its residents.
Leicester-based De Montfort University is connecting itself to the local community with a digital inclusion project.
In its submission to the Labour Digital Government Review, Newcastle City Council has called upon the Government Digital Service (GDS) to revamp its approach to digital inclusion.
Hilary Stephenson, managing director at digital agency Sigma, discusses digital skills, connectivity, and accessibility, and the steps we need to be taking to ensure successful digital inclusion.
The number of Internet users over the age of 65 has risen by over a quarter in the last 12 months, according to communications regulator Ofcom.