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Public Sector Technology

Oct, 2017
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Summary

As technology continues to outpace governments, legislators face unprecedented challenges involving big data, cybercrime and threats to democracy. The Public Sector Technology special report, published in The Times, features insights into how digital technology will transform our services from social care to border control. With an approach akin to “picking your battles”, governments worldwide are holding social media giants to account on the treatment of extremist material while, in the UK, the ailing NHS is receiving a new lease of life thanks to digital innovation and artificial intelligence. In addition, you’ll find an infographic on e-government development, as well as expert opinion on blockchain and the potential of cryptocurrencies to go mainstream

Infographic

Governments worldwide are increasingly going digital to improve citizens’ access to public services. From filing tax returns online to booking doctor’s appointments via a smartphone app, the ability to streamline and fully digitise services offers huge benefits for the public and governments alike. The E-Government Development Index by the United Nations ranks all 193 member states by three main measures: online services, telecommunications infrastructure and human capital. This infographic explores the countries that scored highest in the Online Services Index (OSI) measure, along with internet penetration levels for each population