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Research shows 9 in 10 organisations are incorrectly licensed to cover the total number of users.

Argyll and Bute Council is responsible for the second largest regional administrative area in Scotland, and like all local government bodies, the council has to provide a wide array of services to residents, while adhering to a very strict budget. As a result, cost-effective solutions are extremely valuable to them.

The Challenge: Argyll and Bute were approaching the end of their Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft. As a new deal would last for three years, getting the best value for money was critical. 

The Solution: Insight’s Audit Defence Service provided a comprehensive review of the Microsoft licences purchased by Argyll and Bute, resulting in a much clearer picture of what the council was using, what it needed and where it could end licences without suffering any knock-on effects. 

The Audit Defence service also helped to counter the findings of the Microsoft audit, allowing the council to reduce a potentially large bill by 95%.

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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. 

Against this ambitious 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:

DATANOVATA NSC LegacyData Solutions Ltd

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 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)

DExEU:  Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 16-19 July 2018

10DS:  PM Belfast speech: 20 July 2018

DIT:  Liam Fox delivers Parliament and the public a central role in post-Brexit UK trade agreements

DIT:  Creating a transparent & inclusive future trade policy

DfT:  Haulage & Trailers Act bolsters EU exit preparations

Brexit: EC publishes Communication on preparing for the UK's withdrawal from the EU

PC&PE:  Cross-border security cooperation highlighted in Committee's weekly report

PC&PE:  DFID's Economic Development Strategy: poorest must not lose out

PC&PE:  Committee proposes a new immigration system for skilled workers post-Brexit

PC&PE:  Regulations under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - Lords committee sets out criteria for “sifting” procedure

ScotGov:  EU settlement scheme

WAG:  FM calls for flexibility from EU27 to avoid ‘catastrophic no deal’

WAG:  “The rights of EU citizens in Wales must be protected” - Finance Secretary tells Senator Cadic

WAG:  Brexit means it is time to come up with a new way of funding the nations of the UK – Mark Drakeford

NAO:  Implementing the UK’s Exit from the EU - Department for Transport

techUK launches new report 'Dealing with the Deals' in Parliament

techUK comment on Japan and EU mutual adequacy decision

techUK:  Science & Technology Committee report into future immigration system

OE: The Chequers Brexit plan has been a profound compromise for the Government

OE:  The Brexit White Paper offers a compromise approach for negotiations, but seems to have little support in Parliament

IEA sets out alternative Brexit White Paper that could boost GDP by more than 7% in 15 years

NIESR experts comment on the latest ONS Migration Statistics

BfB:  Competition Law and Brexit – a Lesson from History Nick Pimlott and George McLellan

BfB:  Why the EU may be minded to accept Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit Plan (podcast)

BfB:  Realists, Idealists and the EU By Philip Towle

BfB:  Waging the culture war By Joanna Williams

BfB:  How to Break up the Union By Richard Tuck

BfB:  The Single Market for Services in the EU By Paul Brewer

BfB:  No compromise now over democracy By Richard Tuck

BfB:  Maria Caulfield MP, supports May’s leadership and the Brexit White Paper

BfB:  The role of identity politics in the Remainer Revolt By Ben Cobley

BfB:  No compromise now over democracy By Richard Tuck

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