Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

ITIL 4 and cloud services: bringing multiple frameworks together

Welcome to Cloud Week 2021!

Guidance for retailers to prevent websites becoming Black Friday cyber traps

NCSC commits to improving equality, diversity and inclusion as report shows progress but room for improvement remains

Preparing for our new online safety duties

UK schoolgirls encouraged to enter new-look codebreaking contest

New cyber laws to protect people’s personal tech from hackers

Evolving the UK’s approach to data protection, techUK’s response to the DCMS consultation Data: a new direction

The UK National Data Strategy: How the UK Government plans to unlock the power of data across the economy

Announcing techUK's November Blockchain Leader

Edge computing will be a fundamental part of cloud adoption in 2022

INSIGHT PAPER: Balancing collaboration with information governance - the digital government conundrum

Collaboration is critical to driving innovation and efficiencies for modern government agencies.

The way information is created, evaluated, captured, protected, consumed and distributed is key to effective digital government. It is therefore essential to provide a work environment that offers an easy way for users to communicate and collaborate.

But exactly how do public sector organisations continue to deliver the governance required whilst giving users the freedom to collaborate?

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how to leverage the communication and collaboration benefits of Microsoft 365, whilst combining that with effortless information and process governance capabilities.

Find out more and download this latest insight on how to get the balance right, ensuring that your users have the flexibility they need to work and collaborate within a seamless, effortlessly compliant environment.

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

Blog on asthma and severe asthma to promote new tools to support clinicians

NICE draft guidance recommends new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy as part of a managed access agreement

Our reply to the Joint Committee on Human Rights about protecting human rights in care settings

People urged to get booster jabs to keep your family protected this Christmas

Top up jab bookings to open up for more than one million people

Pioneering screening could reduce life threatening cholesterol levels

Review launched into the health impact of potential bias in medical devices

Major reforms to NHS workforce planning and tech agenda

Department of Health & Social Care announcement on NHS Tech Agenda

NICE creates new menu of treatment options for those suffering from depression

NHSX, NHS Digital set to be incorporated into NHSE/I

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

925 cultural organisations supported by £107 million in latest recovery fund

Transport Secretary to set out commitment to UK investment and job creation at World Expo in Dubai

Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper: Consultation Response

Anne-Marie Trevelyan delivers speech on free trade at Centre for Policy Studies

How Bulb customers are being protected after its insolvency

MCE Insurance Company Ltd has failed

Supporting sustainable local businesses

Funding helps UK distilleries fuel a greener future

UK government announces biggest investment into Britain’s tidal power

Three common mistakes businesses make when managing project benefits

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

New legal fund to tackle race discrimination

Publication of firearms importation offences data tables

Survivors of Rotherham child sexual abuse must be heard if police are to learn from the past

One in 10 relying on Buy Now Pay Later for Christmas - here are Citizens Advice’s six need-to-knows

LGA awards funding for councils as part of Digital Pathfinders Programme

Labour announces Council of Skills Advisors

Government boosts regional air connectivity with £4.3 million to fund flights to London from Dundee and Newquay

Licensing short-term lets

National Apprenticeship Week theme ‘Build the Future’ announced for 2022

Prime Minister should take note of Lord Frost’s recommendations, says IEA Director General

Government to open new immigration removal centre

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

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