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10 Point Checklist for Selecting a G-Cloud Collaboration Tool

Collaboration is now being taken seriously by every successful public sector organisation. In fact, a recent survey found that 95% of respondents are now using cloud as their default hosting platform.

Whether you're considering investing in an online collaboration tool or another type of software, it is clear that the cloud is the place where it should be hosted.

As organisations such as the MOD and NHS England realise the amazing cost and efficiency benefits that this smarter way of collaborative working delivers, robust processes, precautions and security controls in place ensure they have total confidence in their cloud collaboration service.

This latest 10 point guide offers things to consider when selecting a cloud collaboration service and, whether working with external stakeholders or colleagues within your team, what checks need to be made before choosing a cloud collaboration provider.

Click here to access this latest guide.

    
SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Opera PR & Communications

Click here to find out more. 

  
They need more money!

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Transport spokesman, responded to a poll of drivers by the AA on the condition of roads

LGA responds to AA poll of drivers on the condition of roads

Yet another ‘Tipping Point’ to fund!

 
Will the banks try to recoup the money?

The FCA has published its final policy statement on new rules for the credit card market.  It estimates the changes will save consumers between £310m & £1.3bn p.a. in lower interest charges.

FCA:  New credit card rules introduced

Citizens Advice responds to FCA’s new credit card rules

    
Data is the foundation of international trade & security

Colleagues from across the organisation share their experiences & involvement in the ICO's ongoing contributions to the upholding of information rights across the globe.

ICO's blog on its international work

  
Promise of a healthier future

The 100,000 Genomes Project was launched in 2012 and has now reached the halfway mark – sequencing 50,000 human genomes from 40,000 patients with cancer or rare diseases.

DH&SC:  Genome sequencing project reaches the halfway mark
  

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

Cabinet Office:  United at home, stronger abroad

ScotGov:  Parliament backs migration powers

ScotGov:  Devolution to be protected post Brexit

WAG:  New law proposed to protect Welsh devolution

OSSW:  Alun Cairns - “Wales’ coastal industries are the powerhouses driving the economy forward”

OSSW:  Boost for UK auto sector as Toyota confirms new Auris will be built in the UK

Brexit: EC publishes draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement

Michel Barnier - Publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK

Remarks by President Donald Tusk - 23 February 2018

PC&PE:  Government response to Brexit: sanctions policy report

PC&PE:  Car industry Brexit negotiations an 'exercise in damage limitation'

techUK:  Tackling Transition: What is the UK Proposing for the Brexit Transition Period?

techUK:  New Comprehensive Customs Union: Labour’s shift in Brexit policy

Open Europe:  EU’s hardball tactics over Irish border issue risk pushing UK into corner in Brexit talks – (Open Europe:  What should Europe expect from Italy’s vote?

IEA:  Remaining in customs union would be a huge missed opportunity

Adam Smith Inst:  Corbyn's custom union proposal is not finger licking good

Open Europe:  Why would the EU agree to Labour’s customs union proposal?

Collaborate:  Can Independent Foundations Inspire a Social Brexit?

 

 More contributions to the UK constitutional debate

More news, opinions, documents, claims & counter-claims;

Researched Links:

DfT:  Welsh rail services set to be devolved following historic agreement

WAG:  New law proposed to protect Welsh devolution

ScotGov:  Devolution to be protected post Brexit

 

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