Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

New maritime security strategy to target latest physical and cyber threats

Plugging the digital skills gaps in Australian businesses

Cheaper broadband for struggling families

Artificial intelligence strategy: trustworthy, ethical and inclusive

Webinar: Disaster Recovery: Does Immutable Storage Work for the Public Sector?

FINAL CALL! Webinar: Disaster Recovery: Does Immutable Storage Work for the Public Sector?

You’re likely under pressure to protect your organisation from cyber-attacks and data loss. We bet you’re also hearing a lot about immutable storage, and how it can save the day!

What are the cost considerations, and are there cheaper alternatives? (Spoiler: yes!) We asked Data Protection ExpertKevin Greento give us his honest opinion on immutable storage for the public sector.

Join this 30-minute session to get a clear understanding of whether immutable storage is a good investment for your organisation. Key takeaways include:

  • An honest look at Immutable Storage (there are other options!)
  • Should we believe the hype? Risks and opportunities
  • Implementation times, costs and recovery speed – the reality.

Thursday 25th August: 11am. Register here.

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

NHS to roll out variant busting booster jab from September ahead of winter

Health on the high street - Public Health Wales opens first high street screening centre.

NHS Chief Nurse congratulates students and urges them to make the most of clearing opportunities

NHS checks for bowel cancer hit record-high thanks to Dame Deborah

Views being sought to tackle inequality in medical devices

NHS expands lifesaving home testing kits for bowel cancer

New UK valuation study for EQ-5D quality of life questionnaire to start this year

NHS launches Innovation Service to support innovators

NHS Confederation - NHS and partners will step up to autumn booster challenge amid pressures

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

New data shows small businesses received £21.3 billion in COVID-19 local authority business support grants

Conflict, fragility and multilateral climate funds

Archives Revealed funds ten new cataloguing projects

Fix cost of living emergency instead of attacking pay bargaining rights – TUC tells minsters

Customer survey ranks banks amid cost of living crisis

Major boost to Welsh economy as A4119 upgrades start construction

Economy Minister visits the new look Cei Llechi

Self-driving revolution to boost economy and improve road safety

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

New educational resource ‘Spotlight On’ launched

TUC calls on ministers to get pay rising, as real wages fall again

Young Carers Festival 2022

Plans for Trawsfynydd site could bring a huge boost for North Wales

Preparing for A Level results day

Independent Veterans Advisor to UK Ministers visits Veterans UK

CBI - Response to labour market statistics

Work Foundation - More bad news for workers as real wages fall by a record 3%

Regulator will monitor safety and passenger info through strikes

Sterner sanctions introduced in updated misconduct guidance

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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CTSI responds to the latest investigation from Which? - revealing the scale and the availability of weapons for sale online in the UK.

CTSI Hero Awards - 2022
Once again, we'll be celebrating the unsung heroes of consumer protection - on 22 November at the House of Lords

CTSI Conference 2022 - Online content
Listen to the UK’s top experts discuss key consumer protection issues. Please note, our online content attracts CPPD