Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Suspension of trading on stocks through Robin Hood app raises serious questions - says professional body for IT

Complete our sixth GovTech SME Survey

Hybrid Clouds: Understanding available options, hazards, and opportunities

Guest blog: Future of Work

Tech jobs in review 2020

Cyber innovators help protect UK connected places

Strengthening security and improving responsiveness with limited resources

Broadband speed boost sees home values jump by £3,500

The SolarWinds Hack: A Valuable Lesson for Cybersecurity

techUK publishes Ten Point Plan for Healthtech to accelerate the digitisation of the health and care sector

Get involded in techUK's Geospatial Data campaign week!


The global energy landscape is changing. As we continue to shift from centralised generation towards more decentralised renewable power, the grid can no longer rely on large, centralised power stations to meet demand. 

Emerging technologies that make use of connected digital systems enable organisations to generate and consume energy more sustainably and interlock with the grid digitally.

In this paper, we explore the sustainability challenges facing organisations today and outline how energy optimisation can help reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve resilience. We draw on examples from case studies and provide a step-by-step guide on how your organisation can implement energy optimisation and achieve sustainability against a backdrop of climate change targets.

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

Major step forward in creating a truly digital NHS through world’s largest email migration to the cloud

UK government secures additional 40 million doses of Valneva vaccine

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 February 2021

Committee Releases Report into Impact of COVID-19 in Care Homes

COVID-19 vaccine trial studied in Wrexham shows promising interim results

The fightback against coronavirus

New project will develop roadmap for homelessness services working with people with NRPF

More help with free personal and nursing care

World-first COVID-19 alternating dose vaccine study launches in UK

Thousands of lung cancer patients to benefit from life-extending treatment

Firefighters the latest group to join the NHS staff in helping deliver COVID vaccinations

Nearly all in-person test results returned next day by NHS Test and Trace

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

PRINCE2 helps make supplier cheating futile

CBI Wales responds to latest extension of lockdown restrictions

£30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund now open for applications

Decline in private sector activity expected to accelerate in Q1

Use time wisely to get roadmap right for re-opening

CBI Scotland responds to latest lockdown review and offers roadmap for re-opening economy

FCA sets out its approach to international firms

Business Secretary sets out new subsidies system that works for the UK

CMA requires viagogo to sell StubHub’s international business

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

Far-Right Extremism in the US: A Threat No Longer Ignored

Tackling deforestation by working together ahead of COP26

Rebuilding the economy

Government acts to tackle failure of Croydon Council

New Ofgem directors announced

10.7 million tax returns filed by 31 January deadline

Committee writes to the Health and Safety Executive regarding covid safety in the workplace

Natural England announces major extension to the Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve to mark World Wetlands Day

HS2 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webinar

COP26 brings countries together to protect world’s forests

£11.6 billion for local councils

Right on Time: £800k for military logistics innovation

From Compliance to Confidence

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.

Wilson Design Associates



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Information Commissioner looks ahead to 2021
While January is always a month for looking ahead, it feels like no discussions of plans for 2021, professionally or personally, are possible without the mention of lockdown, vaccinations or talk of when ‘all this is finished’.

ICO Technology team strengthened with new appointment
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is pleased to announce that a new Director of Technology and Innovation has been appointed.

ICO launches fourth and final phase of privacy innovation grants programme
Applications are now open for the fourth and final round of funding for the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) current grants programme. The ICO committed to run the grants programme until 2021 and work is ongoing this year to review and report on its progress.

Fines totalling £480,000 issued to companies making nuisance calls
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £480,000 to four separate companies for making unlawful calls to numbers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

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