Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

techUK welcomes you to the Cloud computing campaign week

#ConnectandProtect: Spotlight on digital inclusion and accessibility

New app crucial in sorting bookings at recycling centres

AI, IoT and cloud top global public sector’s technology list

The Digital Services Act: Consultation now open!

IT Experts share their top five suggestions to win public support for contact tracing app

COVID-19 Response: Navigating the Pandemic in Government

The global COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented public health and operational challenges for organisations ranging from, but not limited to, schools, local hospitals, local authorities, and central government.

While the world is working together to stop the spread, improve test and treatment outcomes and protect the most vulnerable populations, data serves as an invaluable resource. It helps implement measures to slow the virus’ spread, maintain and provide essential infrastructure and services, all while encouraging us not to give in to panic and fear.

In this latest document we showcase how Splunk can support challenges your organisation may be facing in the following areas:

  • Increasing Situation Awareness
  • Enabling Remote Working & Operations
  • Mitigating Cyber Threats

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

Top NHS doctor issues advice for children going back to school

NHS Confederation and NHS England launch Expert Research Centre On Health Inequalities

NHS Test and Trace may fail without a decent income for all workers who must self-isolate

Re-mobilise, Recover, Re-design: the framework for NHS Scotland

My experience as an NHS volunteer responder

NHS Confederation - Focus must be on preventing Covid-19 in learning disability settings

CQC publishes data on deaths of people with a learning disability

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 June 2020

Home Secretary oral statement on health measures at the border

UCL - Anxiety & depression levels fall as lockdown eased

NHS Confederation - COVID-19 impact has highlighted racial inequalities and some root causes

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

CBI welcomes post-Covid-19 ‘roadmap to recovery’

Private sector plummets at record pace in quarter to May - CBI Growth Indicator

Redundancies will come “pretty quickly” after changes to furlough scheme, says IEA expert

Making workplaces safer

Update on FCA test case of the validity of business interruption claims

UPDATED: Help for business customers impacted by coronavirus

CBI comments on changes to Government support schemes

Support for seafood industry

How to close a project

Agile ITSM Manifesto – are we there yet?

Scale of economic challenge highlighted

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

Thanks for pandemic volunteers

Innovation and inspiration - how providers are responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)

RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft

Children should not bear the burden of the pandemic recession

Conduct Committee report on remote voting

Why social responsibility should be a factor in the recovery from coronavirus

Watchdog censures Yorkshire charity over unmanaged conflicts of interest and unbalanced research

Today in politics: Furlough report , students, rent freezes and stamp duty

Fair minimum wages: Commission launches second-stage consultation of social partners

Trianon: The Long Shadow on Hungary and Central Europe

Impact of COVID-19 on crime

Shielding to continue for 130,000 people

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:

Click here to find out more.

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 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

IFG - Five options for securing more time for a Brexit deal – or no deal

Business and public will struggle with parallel Covid-19 and Brexit messages


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