GovPress: a relaunch for G Cloud 9

Here at dxw we practice what we preach, iterating and improving the services that we offer based on our users’ needs. With the latest iteration of G-Cloud now available we’ve relaunched our GovPress secure WordPress hosting platform with new support plans that better meet our users’ needs. GovPress will continue to be available  exclusively to […]

Silicon Milkroundabout May 2017

Over the weekend, a few of the people here at dxw are heading to Silicon Milkroundabout which is being held at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. This is a tech-specific recruitment event that we first attended last year. We met a lot of very enthusiastic and skilled people that came along to our […]

Patch paralysis and risk culture

The recent ransomware attack which impacted NHS computer systems has brought into focus how much the public sector relies on outdated and poorly maintained systems. Our focus at dxw is primarily on delivering web technologies. We follow the Service Manual for guidance on the minimum supported browser, but exceptions often still need to be made […]

That stuff in your head? It really does matter

Hey everybody, It’s Mental Health Awareness Week so I have a confession to make to you all: I have the loathsome combination of depression and anxiety. Sometimes I find it really hard to even motivate myself out of the horizontal position I am in due to the crushing nature of it all. Yay! I live […]

Changes to the way we charge for GovPress hosting

From the end of this month, we’ll start generating GovPress invoices automatically, based on the usage data that your hosted service generates. This will start to affect invoices from 1st June onwards. We’ve been working on this change for a while, and are excited to tell you about the improvements this will bring. Why are we […]

dxw at Service Design in Government 2017

We recently shared two cases studies at the Service Design in Government 2017 conference. The event brings together anyone involved in designing or delivering public services. Why did we decide to take part? At dxw we help public sector teams to make good technology decisions and build better services. As user researchers working on projects […]

Cyber UK 2017 Conference – Part 1: Security is a team sport

Earlier this month Harry and I attended the second edition of the Cyber UK conference  in Liverpool, hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) (https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/) Across three days of talks, workshops, networking, and hacking challenges (which we won!) we heard a lot of ideas and opinions about the state of information security in the […]