Digital

  • Charter focuses on opportunities, overcoming barriers and delivering digital infrastructure across Scotland

    20th July 2022 by

    Scotland’s Full Fibre Charter provides a framework for Scottish Government and key communications providers to work together to maximise full fibre coverage throughout Scotland.

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  • Next steps for Scotland’s Official Statistics Open Data platform

    14th July 2022 by

    Blog by Victoria Avila and Martin Macfie, Data Division, Digital Directorate In the Open Data team within Scottish Government, part of our role is to manage the publication of open datasets on statistics.gov.scot. This is the open data publishing platform for Official Statistics in Scotland. The platform contains around 300 datasets and reference datasets published…

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  • Scottish Government’s Design System – user feedback

    11th July 2022 by

    Recently, the Payments Service team completed inclusive testing on their service which has been using the Scottish Government Design System standards. The aim was to understand how accessible the task-based navigation and visual design is for the Payments Service.

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  • Design systems save organisations money and time

    29th June 2022 by

    Blog by Kevin Allen, User Centred Design team, Digital Transformation Division. What is a Design System? A design system comprises a series of building blocks which have been researched, designed, tested and coded. These building blocks are available online for internal and external developers to use. Having pre-built and tested components drastically reduces expensive development…

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  • Data and Intelligence Network sets out future plans

    1st June 2022 by

    Blog by Lewis McCathie, Communications and Engagement Manager, Data & Intelligence Network. Created by the Scottish Government in 2020 to provide evidence-based analysis in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Data & Intelligence Network (DIN) is now looking to build upon this by supporting a number of Scottish Government policy areas so to utilise public sector…

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  • Developing a Data Transformation Framework

    26th May 2022 by

    In Scotland, Public Sector organisations have been creating, using and managing data for many years, and the practices around this have sometimes developed organically meaning there may be a lack of consistency when approaching things like data management, skills and standards.

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  • Co-producing the data commitment for Scotland’s Open Government Action Plan

    7th April 2022 by

    Hi, my name is Martin Macfie and I lead the Open Data team in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate. In my blog, Collaborating on Open Data in Scotland, which I wrote in September 2021, I mentioned that we were in the process of co-producing the data commitment for the next 4-year Open Government Action Plan…

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  • Reflections on Leading in a Digital World

    24th March 2022 by

    Blog by Lee Dunn, Head of the Scottish Government’s, Scottish Digital Academy. The Leading in a Digital World programme supports senior leaders transforming their organisation to address the challenges and opportunities presented by our digital world. The first cohort to go through the new programme is now underway and they met for two days on…

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  • Going live with our first customer using the Cloud Migration Service

    2nd February 2022 by

    Blog by Serena Nusing, Dragos Leonte, and Ross Clements, Cloud and Digital Services Division, Digital Directorate. A little over a year ago we kicked off our first pilot and started our journey to develop a new service for the Scottish Government (SG) and the wider public sector to migrate their applications, data, and workloads to…

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  • Making our first payments using the Payments Service

    17th January 2022 by

    Blog by Alasdair Murray, Business Analyst, Cloud And Digital Services Division. On Wednesday 8th December, the SG Payments Service, which is operated by the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, successfully processed its first payroll run for Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland). While it’s a cause for celebration, we know that it’s only the tip of…

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