See beyond the ordinary with technology

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By Adrian Hancock, Socitm CEO

I have just been reading a blog about distributed ledger technology, which uses Blockchain as its core platform, and how its real ability to disrupt is not so much about how it enables transactions, but the way in which it builds and embeds trust.

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Blockchain technology: could it transform digitally-enabled councils?

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By Dr Andy Hopkirk, Socitm Head of Research

As the professional network for digital leaders in local public services, Socitm is at one with those that think there is great potential in blockchain technology, and perhaps even a step change on the road to a truly all-digital, open e-economy.

Blockchains underpin Bitcoin and other digital currencies, the first applications of the concept. These ‘digital crypto-currencies’ are viable alternatives to fiat paper money systems. They can operate without the need for a central bank or any other kind of single authoritative organisation to manage the money system and engender trust in it.

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Blockchain technology: could it transform digitally-enabled councils?

New Tech Trends and what they mean for Local Government

Reposted with permission : https://digitalgov.wordpress.com/   Scott MooreNew Tech Trends and what they mean for Local Government

Internet of Things (IoT) and Autonomous Agents are two of the biggest tech trends to look out for in 2016, according to leading IT market researchers Gartner Inc.

“Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends will shape digital business opportunities through 2020” says David Cearley, vice President of Gartner and Fellow.  But what does this mean for local authorities, here we look at the impact and potential of these new technologies within the public sector.

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New Tech Trends and what they mean for Local Government