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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Data, adequacy and the future relationship – an explainer

Sustainable IT hardware explained: what it is and how you can buy it

How to anticipate errors caused by degraded networks

A decade of data on life in the UK

Waive data charges on education websites during lockdown, says IT body

Telecoms support for remote education, connectivity and digital skills

The Way Forward for Technology and Data in Financial Markets

‘Don’t shoot the algorithms’, says professional body for IT

AI Council publish AI Roadmap report

FSCS embraces artificial intelligence to help customers

 

Southampton City Council achieved a 96% success rate answering citizen queries using their AI Assistant, SOBOT. Cheshire West and Chester Council’s AI Assistant (AIDA) dealt with a 500% spike in citizen queries over the weekend of the first COVID-19 lockdown, and Durham University achieved a 98% success rate in answering student queries over the Christmas period with their AI Assistant, Holly.

In this exclusive webinar, we will explain the various lessons learnt by a number of councils, universities and government agencies in their AI Transformation journeys and how we could achieve the same results at your organisation.

Join our exclusive webinar to discover more about the benefits of our AI technology and how we can help your agency achieve the best results.
 
Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

NHS to deliver first jabs with new Oxford vaccine

First people to receive Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today

NHS becomes first health service in the world to deliver life-saving Oxford jab

NICE collaboration on streamlined licensing and patient access process for new medicines opened on January 1st

NHS Confederation - The NHS in Wales continues to be under extreme pressure

COVID-19 alert level: update from the UK Chief Medical Officers

Seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19

NHS Confederation - Lockdown necessary to reduce transmission now and protect people from harm

NHS Digital employee recognised with OBE in New Year’s Honours List

Join our call for vaccinations for homelessness workers

New leadership for construction of 40 new hospitals

Treatment for men with enlarged prostate is recommended by NICE for NHS adoption

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

Metallurgy buyout raises competition concerns

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs

Bosses should offer furlough to working parents affected by school closures, says TUC

When does quality need to be managed?

CBI response to extra business support during third lockdown

Self Assessment deadline: less than a month to go

Service management for 2021: being adaptable to change

Over £200 million boost to upgrade UK labs to help scientists tackle COVID-19 and cut emissions

Managing flexibility in your project schedule

LGA statement on lockdown business grant funding

PM call with business leaders: 6 January 2021

CIPD says businesses cannot wait for March Budget to get certainty on job protection measures beyond Spring

Supplier events: Transforming public procurement

Help for businesses to ‘excel in health’

New businesses launched by jobseekers in Scotland
 
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Calling all universities, higher and further education colleges to become a supplier on our Apprenticeship Training Dynamic Marketplace

Citizens Advice - Half a million renters in arrears as evictions set to resume

Sir Brian Urquhart: A Great Public Servant for a Great International Cause

Government announces preferred candidate for BBC chair

Trade unionists can help with the country’s vaccine effort

HMRC issues record £23.8m fine for money laundering breaches

GCS: a year in review

Reform Think Tank Responds to Electoral Commission Decision on Brexit Party Name Change

Education Secretary outlines plans to support young people

Appointments of Regional Returning Officers

Africa’s Road to Recovery in 2021 is a Fresh Start

DASA Annual Review 2019-2020

Environment Secretary speech on gene-editing consultation: Oxford Farming Conference 2021

Strengthening the culture of professionalism within project management

Santander Cycles welcomes record new users during its tenth anniversary year

 
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.

Clancy Consulting

 

 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

Brexit countdown for UK financial services sector

Home Secretary hails security agreement with EU

ICO statement in response to UK Government’s announcement on the extended period for personal data flows, that will allow time to complete the adequacy process

The end of the transition period, how does the tech sector prepare?

The Brexit Trade Deal, what does it mean for the tech sector?

Businesses urged to check Brexit advice

Brexit deal means drop in key fishing stocks

CBI responds as UK and EU agree Brexit deal

Brexit deal disastrous for Scotland

Brexit deal rejected

Stark impact of Brexit

Ministry of Defence Alerts Industry Partners to end of Brexit Transition Period

 

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