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How open source drives innovation in the UK public sector
Although it may seem counterintuitive for a business model that involves making source code freely available for redistribution and modification, open source is everywhere. The history of how it arrived here: a belle-epoque of collaboration buoyed by serious investment from juggernauts like Amazon, Google and Facebook has been covered before. Less attention has been drawn... Read More

How big data is tackling human trafficking
Stopping the global flow of human trafficking, one of the worst blights on the modern world, presents unique data challenges. Sarah Brown, managing analyst at charity STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT), discusses the charity's work and its solutions to difficult problems Founded in 2006, STT works to identify global trends in human trafficking, identify hotspots, help... Read More

AWS opens GovCloud data centres on US East Coast

AWS has officially opened its latest high-security GovCloud data centres on the US East Coast Plans for the latest crop of government-catered data centres were announced by AWS last year, as part of plans to expand the existing GovCloud region launched in 2011. AWS is the leading cloud provider for US intelligence services. In 2013 details… Read More


AI Healthcare on the NHS gets £50m shot in the arm

The UK government has announced five new “centres of excellence” for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using the latest advances in medical AI The new centres will be based in Leeds, Oxford, Coventry, Glasgow and London, making intelligent image analysis available on the NHS that could potentially lead to better clinical decisions for patients… Read More


Italy begins beta-testing government smartphone app

The Italian government has begun beta-testing IO, a smartphone app that consolidates a number of public services into a single user interface. IO gives users access to public services and administration, providing an easier way to make electronic payments and keep a record of receipts, request and file documents with government agencies, and set up… Read More