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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

Report brings the ICO’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns up to date

GDS:  Digital Marketplace turns 4 - what we've achieved

SOCITM:  2019 will be the watershed year for public sector cloud adoption

SOCITM:  Glasgow's 'smart canal' is a first for Europe

Agile Elephant: Proving the Business Case for Collaborating in the Cloud

Public Sector is moving from “old-style” collaboration via email and file attachments inside inboxes, to new ways of working and sharing with collaboration tools, meaning you, your teams and your organisation need a different mindset.

Managing this transformation requires the development of a deep understanding of human communication and the culture of the organisation, as well as the new technology.

With helpful insights and guidance, from building the business case to making it happen, this paper also highlights the latest NHS England case study.

Topics include:

  • Successful cloud implementation
  • Driving staff engagement
  • Outcomes and expectation to achieve 150% ROI within 2 years

Click here to access this latest case study.

Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

Advice line for GPs saves hours of travel for patients and £100k to be reinvested back into NHS

NHS England:  England’s top doctor calls on NHS to use tech to revamp outpatient system

BEIS:  Artificial Intelligence to help save lives at five new technology centres

ScotGov:  Financial health checks begin

WAG:  Wales to provide termination of pregnancy services to women from Northern Ireland

Vote for Cornwall’s children’s services to remain in-house applauded by Unite

NICE:  Join Healthwatch and improve the experience of adult social care

LGA responds to ADCS safeguarding report

Homeless Link:  London Winter Shelters list 2018/19 published

Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:

BEIS:  New law supports all families who suffer the loss of a child

Defra:  Tightened measures to protect the country from Xylella

HM Treasury:  Cutting-edge digital map to boost Midlands engine

WAG:  Finance Secretary backs Cardiff’s ambition to be the first ‘Living Wage City’ in the UK )

techUK:  MOD Supply Chain Survey

Ofcom:  Supporting fibre investment - unrestricted duct & pole access, and the BCMR
SME Supplier Locator update...

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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.

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Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

techUK:  MOD Publishes Defence Equipment Plan

ESRC:  Urban regeneration can cause isolation - lessons for the 'age friendly city' movement

Civil Service:  How we're transforming the Government Estate

RoSPA:  Local authorities urged to implement water safety management policies

Charity Commission:  Changes to the update charity details service

CO:  Next round of Voter ID pilots announced for 2019

MHCLG:  Communities Secretary sets out vision for high streets as vibrant community hubs

IOPC:  Westminster terror attack final report published

Sentencing Council launches online sentencing guidelines for use in the Crown Court

LC: Confiscation regime review to ensure crime doesn’t pay

POST:  Trends in Agriculture


 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 ‘partnership’ negotiations with the EU)

10DS:  Five new business councils to advise the Prime Minister on post-Brexit opportunities

FCO:  The Future of ASEAN-UK Cooperation, Post-Brexit: Minister Field

Defra:  Pet owners encouraged to seek advice on travel plans ahead of EU Exit

DWP:  Statement on the changes announced to Universal Credit in the Budget last week and on the Managed Migration regulations

LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan

ESMA proposes a regulatory change to support the Brexit preparations of counterparties to uncleared OTC derivatives

EC questions different treatment between EU workers as regards access to housing benefits in the UK

PC&PE:  Brexit: chemical regulation report published by Committee

EIOPA calls for immediate action to ensure service continuity in cross-border insurance

ScotGov:  Stockpiling medicines

ScotGov:  Threat to seed potato exports

NIESR: NHS could be short of 51,000 nurses by the end of Brexit transition period, warns new report

LGA responds to Cavendish Coalition report

IFG:  UK must say who will play the role of the EC Commission after Brexit

B4B:  The EEA Option: “Norway to Canada” Could Be the Way to Go by Rob Lee 

B4B:  Brexit - pollsters and media pull another fast one


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