Digital

  • Digital Identity Scotland – Looking ahead to 2020

    19th December 2019 by

    In this latest blog we hear an update from Lesley Allen, Strategic Lead, looking back on the past few months and sharing our initial planning as we move into 2020. Welcome to our final edition for 2019 with all the latest updates on the Digital Identity Scotland Programme. Since our last blog in September, there...

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  • Cloud news – Your Cloud Community newsletter

    16th December 2019 by

    Welcome to the first Cloud Community update. We hosted our first Cloud Community event on Thursday, 28 November in Edinburgh. This forms part of the Cloud First Programme of work. The aim of the programme is: To help organisations across the Scottish public sector realise benefits associated with using cloud. Sharing best practice to support...

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  • 8 common content design myths that content designers want you to stop believing

    12th November 2019 by

    There are lots of assumptions, misconceptions and myths about content design that just won’t die. Here are just a few and why they’re not true. 1. Content design is about words This is a popular one. Words are one way to present complicated content, but they’re not the only way. Examples of other types of...

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  • Accessibility and public sector websites

    23rd September 2019 by

    Kevin White, Head of Accessibility with the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Designer, explains what the legislation means if you’re a public body and what you can do to meet the requirements. What is accessibility? Accessibility describes a quality of a thing, whether a website, building or cooker. An accessible product or service is...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Digital identity within a digital economy

    13th September 2019 by

    Our programme team has learned a lot about digital identity over the last couple of years. From the stakeholder and expert group meetings we have hosted, to the market research we have gathered, we have built up a wealth of information that has helped to shape the direction of our programme. You may have already...

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  • Opportunity to work with SPPA, Scottish Public Pensions Agency

    27th August 2019 by

    The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) administers pensions on behalf of the Scottish Government for Teachers, the Police and Firefighters as well as for employees of the National Health Service in Scotland. The agency are looking to transform to improve the way they provide this vital service to the public sector. To make sure we...

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  • Payments Project – Alpha Partner wanted!

    12th July 2019 by

    The bidder day on 19 June at the Civtech offices in Edinburgh was a great success. 32 people from 22 companies joined us to hear about our future plans, service standards and ways of working. There was a lively questions and feedback session which was incredibly useful for the programme team. We will be issuing...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – OIX White Paper

    3rd July 2019 by

    The recent conclusion of our Alpha phase is the culmination of several months’ work to understand and test some specific ideas related to digital identity in more detail. We are grateful to all stakeholders who have assisted us in this important phase of the digital identity programme. So what have we learned and what are...

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  • Payments Project – Bidder Day

    30th May 2019 by

      The project is now looking for partners to deliver the alpha phase  and is holding a bidder day on Wednesday 19th June, 10:00 – 13:00 in Civtech, Edinburgh. The attendance will be limited to 2 individuals per organisation and to book your place please use this Eventbrite link. The day will cover the following...

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  • Payments Project – Secondment Opportunity

    23rd May 2019 by

      We’re looking for a Principal Architect to join the Scottish Government Payments Project team on a secondment basis for up to 23 months. In September 2018, the Scottish Government set up a small team to take a closer look at how we make and receive payments, initially with the aim of creating a robust...

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