Getting residents online

Free ‘Get Online’ sessions for members of the public are being provided across the city. The sessions, which last up to two hours, are for those who have never used the internet before or want to become more confident.

Responsive Web – Device mix changing

With the trend in how IT used shifting towards mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, it has been important to ensure that the Council maintains web content that is easy to access using these devices. The Council migrated to a responsive website in April 2014. Whilst access to the site has been mainly from […]

Delivering digital services

Whilst we have been making the Council’s website one that can be accessed from a variety of different devices, we have also been developing the capability for Council services to be provided digitally online or through the Council’s Contact centre. This has involved looking at how best to connect citizens and businesses with the back […]

The Internet as a Human Right

It is that time of year again in Scotland’s Capital where the world descends and we all get cultural for a month: Edinburgh’s International Festival and Festival Fringe.  There appears to be something for everyone at the Festival and this extends to those of us with an ICT & Digital interest. Last year we had […]

Welcome to the City of Edinburgh Council ICT and Digital Strategy Blog

Whilst this website has as its purpose to allow for an open understanding of the Council’s ICT and Digital Strategy, this blog is intended as a way of sharing our thoughts, and hopefully stimulating more discussion and interest, on the changing nature of ICT and how this will/is affecting the way that local government/public services […]