Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

How digital solutions saved our skin during Covid19

ICO launches new AI and data protection guidance

IT professionals cast doubt on Huawei’s warning that ban will 'move Britain into the digital slow lane’ – new survey

Competition concerns in retail investment software merger

Energy Technology List to expand to include smart technologies

Revealed: value of six big-tech firms has soared $1.9 trillion since Covid, as IPPR urges rethink on who owns our digital data

Lockdown leads to surge in TV screen time and streaming

New milestone brings the UK's largest AI supercomputer one step closer

We've got you covered: experts produce first-ever technical advice on cyber insurance

Data authority sets new standards to improve data sharing across government


For government and public sector teams, collaboration beyond the firewall is no longer a choice, but a challenging necessity. 

To better understand those challenges, Huddle commissioned a study spanning more than 600 public sector employees across Local and Central Government and the NHS. The goal, to better understand the technologies being used for multi-agency collaboration.

This subsequent report identifies the core collaboration technologies used and makes suggestions, such as:

  • Safe collaboration beyond the firewall
  • How to avoid the security risks of Shadow IT

Access the full report

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

NHS Rolls Out ‘Covid-friendly’ Cancer Treatments

Commonly used treatments for chronic pain can do more harm than good and should not be used, says NICE in draft guidance

NHS Confederation - Community services proved essential in pandemic response but longer term investment and support is needed

Further £50 million for social care sector

Support for new Better Health campaign

Coronavirus: New measures on when to seek medical advice

Treating cystic fibrosis

Survey reveals eight in 10 Welsh adults would want to be vaccinated against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) if a vaccine became available

Ministers announce £800m stabilisation package for Welsh NHS

NHS recruitment drive to help tackle loneliness and improve lives

How Bounce Back Britain will benefit from using UPRNs and USRNs

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

Apprentices to get jobs boost

Influencing upwards: How stakeholder engagement really works

CBI: SME manufacturing activity sinks at record pace

£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

Foundation industries: building a resilient recovery: apply for funding

IEA - Business rates are a “poorly-designed” tax in need of reform, says Professor Len Shackleton

UK government invests in Livingston facility to bolster vaccine manufacturing capacity

CBI responds to Bank of England quarterly monetary policy report

‘No surprises’ approach to local lockdowns vital for businesses and communities – CBI

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

Insurance and Related Services 3 – protecting your people and your assets

The West must avoid “politically dangerous” and “economically costly” confrontation with China, says new IEA briefing paper

CIPD - Short-term COVID-19 related pay cuts for some FTSE 100 CEOs fail to address excessive bonus culture

New report shows benefits to the UK of CERN membership

Resilience and confidence in project management

Parents, carers and disabled people at least twice as likely to face redundancy, warns Citizens Advice

CBI Scotland reacts to publication of Scottish Government official response to AGER report

Essex Police officer dismissed without notice for abusing his position for sexual purpose

Largest testing programme for coronavirus shows virus continued to decline in June

Deadly Blast Shatters Beirut

UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon

Thanks to National Lottery players £300 million of funding distributed to UK communities since start of the pandemic

New Executive Director announced for UK's national laboratories

Hot spell to bring heatwave

“We have to take action now” – Minister launches Welsh Government’s Clean Air Plan for Wales to improve air quality

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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