Digital

  • Additional funding to support essential digital skills

    2nd March 2021 by

    Blog by Katie Lyne, Communication manager, Digital Participation Team. The Scottish Government, SCVO, BT, Cellnex and Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation have been working in partnership to secure over £700,000 for 3 funds to support people in Scotland gain essential digital skills and internet access. The 3 funds are: The Digital Participation Charter Fund Connecting...

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  • Shared Services Programme Bidder event – 9 March

    23rd February 2021 by

    The Scottish Government Shared Services programme is looking to engage with the market on options to transform the provision of shared services in government. We currently deploy separate Oracle eBusiness Suite solutions for HR/Payroll and Finance. This enables the delivery of services to core Government Directorates and their employees and also a range of Executive...

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  • Research Data Scotland – Progress and priorities

    22nd February 2021 by

    Blog by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government and Interim CEO, Research Data Scotland. Research Data Scotland’s mission is to improve the health, economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Scotland by enabling innovation and research through access to data for research in the public good. It will also aim to attract investment into Scotland by...

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  • Get involved with Services Week 2021

    19th February 2021 by

    Sam Ernstzen and Serena Nusing, service designers in the Digital Directorate, are bringing Services Week to Scottish Government. Services Week is happening from 1st to 5th March and is open for everyone to participate and attend for free. Services Week is a series of cross-government events initiated by Government Digital Services (GDS) that look at...

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  • SG Payments Beta Update: Building a Common Platform

    16th February 2021 by

    Blog by Jennifer Campbell, Product Manager, Digital Transformation Division. Previously, we blogged about the SG Payments Project’s experience of moving from Alpha into Beta and the things we hope to achieve within this phase. Now that we’re a few months into our Beta work, we’re starting to make important decisions about how the service will...

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  • Update to Digital First Service Standard

    15th February 2021 by

    Find out what’s changed and what it means for teams delivering public services. We’ve updated the Digital First Service Standard. The updated standard is now called the Digital Scotland Service Standard, with a new, risk-based approach to assessment being developed by the Digital Assurance Office to be confirmed in April. The Digital First Service Standard...

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  • 8 Tips to improve your internet speed

    23rd December 2020 by

    Blog by Caitlin MacIver, communications officer in Digital Connectivity Division. Introduction Scottish Government’s Digital Connectivity Division within Digital Directorate is responsible for enhancing Scotland’s digital infrastructure while supporting connectivity-enabled innovation to maximise economic impacts. We want to ensure that everyone gets access to superfast broadband and knows how to check if they’ve already got it,...

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – An Ethical Digital Nation

    11th December 2020 by

    In a recent blog, we introduced the consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the sixth and final blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy. In...

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  • Join the conversation on digital ethics

    8th December 2020 by

    The Digital Directorate’s, Digital Participation team are seeking engagement from the public, organisations and businesses on an open digital dialogue to gather opinions on the collection and use of information online. This work is being done as part of discussions on what it means to be an Ethical Digital Nation. We want to ensure that...

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – A vibrant tech sector

    7th December 2020 by

    We recently introduced a consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the fifth blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and why a vibrant tech sector...

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