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Government Launches New Digital Strategy

Government Launches New Digital Strategy

Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:30 by Ray Smith

The Cabinet Office has launched the new digital strategy.

Delivering the keynote speech at the Reform think tank's annual conference in central London, Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, outlined the government's commitment to build on the Digital by Default services developed under the previous digital transformation strategy.

Gummer said: "I want to see a revolution in the way we deliver public services – so that people up and down our country feel that government is at their service at every single stage in the journey.

"That is why we are today (9th February 2017) publishing our Government Transformation Strategy, outlining our commitment to reshape government by ensuring millions of people are able to access online the services they need, whenever they need. We will deliver these changes while driving efficiencies wherever possible, making considerable savings for the taxpayer.

"Only by transforming the relationship between the citizen and the state – so that the latter serves the former – will we deliver the Prime Minister's commitment to build a country that works for everyone."

Watch Ben Gummer's keynote speech in the video below.

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How important is mobile to your website strategy?

How important is mobile to your website strategy?

Posted: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:00 by Ray Smith

If you are in any doubt about how important mobile devices are to your website strategy take a look at this.

Whilst all of our current templates are mobile and tablet friendly, we are working on an exciting set of new mobile 'optimised' templates. They are currently in beta and will be launched next year.

These templates will work with our customer's existing sites and will require no changes to the content. Once this new feature is 'switched on' your site will automatically change to provide an optimised view of the content on any device. The mobile view has been designed to work on slower speed 3G devices to improve the viewers experience when WiFi is not available. There will also be a link at the bottom of your site to switch between mobile and desktop view. This gives your customers the ability to choose their preferred way of viewing your site on any particular device.

Have a look at Old Bolsover Town Council's website for a 'sneak preview'. Don't forget to look at it on a mobile and try the link at the bottom of the site to switch between views. Please contact us if you spot any problems or have any thoughts on how the user interface can be improved.

We will be launching the mobile templates at our UKLC user group meeting on February 18th 2015. Watch this space for further details.

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