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When Change Becomes OpportunityFriday 03 May 2019 @ 15:37
Siemens did it. Lufthansa did it. And the chemical company group Bayer also did it. We’re talking about change management, meaning a profound change of structures, processes and behaviour patterns. But what’s the issue with these changes? And what good do they do?Read Full Industry News Article:
When Change Becomes Opportunity
How The Royal Mint has embedded SPIN® to make money for everyoneMonday 08 April 2019 @ 10:08
For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has made and distributed United Kingdom coins, blanks and official medals. It is now the world’s leading export mint of coins and blanks, supplying over 40 countries each year to Central Banks and National Mints across five continents.
The Royal Mint is a government-owned company. It must provide a financial return to the UK government in the form of organic growth and sustainable profits. Helping to meet these goals is a global sales director and four regional sales directors each supported by an account manager. Together they sell The Royal Mint’s coinage and capabilities to central banks and their governors or directors of currency around the world. Why the need for selling skill development? Find out more...
How The Royal Mint has embedded SPIN® to make money for everyone
‘Universities’ high-value data can be obtained by hackers in under two hours’: HEPI and Jisc call for university managers and governors to take urgent actionThursday 04 April 2019 @ 12:27
The Higher Education Policy Institute and the education sector’s technology not-for-profit, Jisc, have today jointly published How safe is your data? Cyber-security in higher education (HEPI Policy Note 12).
The paper highlights areas of concern, pinpoints the sources of cyber attacks and proposes specific actions universities should take to tackle the issue, including the adoption of a new British Standard on cyber risk and resilienceRead Full Industry News Article:
‘Universities’ high-value data can be obtained by hackers in under two hours’: HEPI and Jisc call for university managers and governors to take urgent action
Cornwall Council Supporting the local economyWednesday 20 March 2019 @ 11:00
A new funding opportunity tied to local economic development provided the impetus for Cornwall Council to start working with Bloom.Read Full Industry News Article:
Cornwall Council Supporting the local economy
Digital You - Salford City CouncilWednesday 06 March 2019 @ 11:00
Good Things Foundation is working with Salford City Council on a landmark and trailblazing digital inclusion project across the city to help the most disadvantaged residents gain the confidence and capability to become independent users of computers and the internet.Read Full Industry News Article:
Digital You - Salford City Council
New Central Government Council Members announcedMonday 18 February 2019 @ 11:23
techUK is delighted to announce the new Council
Following recent elections, the new members of the techUK Central Government Council have been announced. The elections were fiercely fought, with more than 2 people standing for every seat.
New Central Government Council Members announced
Newport City Homes migrates to cloud hosted web mappingTuesday 12 February 2019 @ 10:21
Cadcorp cloud service provides hosted web mapping for housing association’s asset and land ownershipRead Full Industry News Article:
Newport City Homes migrates to cloud hosted web mapping
Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouseMonday 14 January 2019 @ 12:00
Jisc, the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, which specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services, are coming together to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.Read Full Industry News Article:
Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse
Slough Councillors visit Arvato head office to experience a day in the life of a customer service employeeWednesday 05 December 2018 @ 12:20
Ten local councillors visited our Slough headquarters on Tuesday 4th December to observe and gain first-hand experience of the support that we provide to the local authority and its residents.Read Full Industry News Article:
Slough Councillors visit Arvato head office to experience a day in the life of a customer service employee
Changing Driver Behaviour and Improving Air Quality – RingGo Emissions Based ParkingSaturday 17 November 2018 @ 12:00
RingGo’s Emissions Based Parking (EBP) is changing the behaviour of motorists across London: reducing vehicle pollution and improving air quality without complex and costly infrastructure or administration.Read Full Industry News Article:
Changing Driver Behaviour and Improving Air Quality – RingGo Emissions Based Parking
Supporting digital transformation and creating economic strength across Wales.Monday 05 November 2018 @ 00:00
Bloom Procurement Services Ltd today announced it has been successful in winning a new digital and information technology framework run by the National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS).Read Full Industry News Article:
Supporting digital transformation and creating economic strength across Wales.
East Suffolk And North Essex Nhs Foundation Trust Employs Thoughtonomy Virtual Workers Alongside Human Teams To Improve Patient Experience And Boost Employee SatisfactionMonday 22 October 2018 @ 12:00
Working with Thoughtonomy, ESNEFT has cut the time taken to process the first stage of each GP referral from 15-20 minutes down to five minutes. The program will eliminate the need for staff to spend more than 100 hours a week processing paperwork and instead ensures referrals are actioned 24/7.Read Full Industry News Article:
East Suffolk And North Essex Nhs Foundation Trust Employs Thoughtonomy Virtual Workers Alongside Human Teams To Improve Patient Experience And Boost Employee Satisfaction
Oleeo Public Services Recruitment Seminar – Discussion HighlightsWednesday 10 October 2018 @ 13:45
Oleeo’s annual public services recruitment seminar took place on 5 October in London with lots of discussion from attendees and great presentations from industry practitioners. Here’s some of the highlights from the session.Read Full Industry News Article:
Oleeo Public Services Recruitment Seminar – Discussion Highlights
NHS SBS Launches Innovative Payroll App to Benefit NHS EmployeesThursday 30 August 2018 @ 15:05
A new app that allows NHS employees to view their payslips on any mobile device and answers pay-related queries via chatbot technology has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS).Read Full Industry News Article:
NHS SBS Launches Innovative Payroll App to Benefit NHS Employees
GeoPlace provides a Single View of the Truth to support delivery of Government’s Framework for UK Fibre DeliveryFriday 24 August 2018 @ 13:30
Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) publishes its ‘Framework for UK Fibre Delivery: Street Works' as an important step in supporting the upgrade of the UK's digital infrastructure to ensure data can flow reliably at volume, and speed.Read Full Industry News Article:
GeoPlace provides a Single View of the Truth to support delivery of Government’s Framework for UK Fibre Delivery
FIVE reasons landlords should attend Future RentingThursday 23 August 2018 @ 15:27
Following the huge success of Future Renting North in April this year and Future Renting Wales last November, Future Renting is your chance to join hundreds of landlords, agents and other property professionals and hear all about the key issues that matter to your lettings.Read Full Industry News Article:
FIVE reasons landlords should attend Future Renting
New National Framework Names NHS SBS As Leading Provider Of Back Office ServicesThursday 23 August 2018 @ 12:30
A new national framework that enables NHS organisations to easily access high-quality and cost-effective back office services has named NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) as the highest ranked supplier of Financial and Procurement services.Read Full Industry News Article:
New National Framework Names NHS SBS As Leading Provider Of Back Office Services
New geospatial data service available - for free - to FE colleges across the UKTuesday 14 August 2018 @ 10:00
New geospatial data service available - for free - to FE colleges across the UK
Big Issue Invest to help Five Lamps deliver 100,000 affordable loansTuesday 07 August 2018 @ 10:30
The responsible lender has secured £5m investment from social investors to help break the cycle of high-cost debt in vulnerable households across the UKRead Full Industry News Article:
Big Issue Invest to help Five Lamps deliver 100,000 affordable loans
We’re 227 todayThursday 21 June 2018 @ 12:30
Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for fundingMonday 18 June 2018 @ 12:30
Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to support innovative ideas that reduce persistent plastic waste in the environment through new alternatives.Read Full Industry News Article:
Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding
2018 Queen’s Award for InnovationSunday 03 June 2018 @ 12:30
We are delighted to announce that tlmNEXUS has been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Innovation for the development of our Resolve software program.Read Full Industry News Article:
2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation
No other legal database offers more…Monday 21 May 2018 @ 17:17
PNLD (Police National Legal Database) is a business service of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire.Read Full Industry News Article:
No other legal database offers more…
Dealing With Absent EmployeesWednesday 02 May 2018 @ 15:15
We have been asked by employers to advise on the issue where employees are off sick or not able to provide a full service to their employer because they are unwell. In one case our client’s employee suffered from MS making it difficult to do his job.Read Full Industry News Article:
Dealing With Absent Employees
Geovation reveals next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businessesFriday 20 April 2018 @ 12:30
From digitising farming to gamifying the UK’s wildlife to maximising the value of rooftop space to providing transparency to estate agents and sellers – meet the new Geovation Programme members.Read Full Industry News Article:
Geovation reveals next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businesses
Jisc and HESA analytics project in the running for a national technology awardTuesday 17 April 2018 @ 12:13
|A business analytics service developed by Jisc and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for use in higher education has been shortlisted for the 2018 National Technology Awards.|
Jisc and HESA analytics project in the running for a national technology award
About the Certified Professional schemeThursday 12 April 2018 @ 12:30
The UK needs more skilled people in the cyber security profession — now, and for the future. As the UK’s national technical authority for information assurance (IA), the NCSC is playing a pivotal role in addressing the skills gap and building the UK’s cyber security capability. Our Certified Professional (CCP) scheme sets the standard for UK cyber security professionals, and is at the heart of our efforts to build a community of recognised professionals.Read Full Industry News Article:
About the Certified Professional scheme
Thinking on its own: AI in the NHSFriday 16 March 2018 @ 10:00
This report illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests some potential solutions.Read Full Industry News Article:
Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS
SJS continue to support UK Police ForcesTuesday 06 March 2018 @ 10:10
Since 2009 SJS solutions wallboard and digital signage product “Optymyse” has been used by police authorities to improve call handling performance in both call centres and control rooms. In 2017 SJS added 3 more UK authorities to an already impressive list of Police Authorities.
SJS continue to support UK Police Forces
Independent Testing of a GOV.UK Web-Based ApplicationMonday 26 February 2018 @ 00:00
A UK Government Agency approached T&VS to carry out
independent testing of a web-based application that they were developing prior
to going live.
Independent Testing of a GOV.UK Web-Based Application
Trotter UK Billboards: The must-have billboard for any event organizerThursday 22 February 2018 @ 11:18
Attention all public sector event organisers….
Bring cost-effective, outdoor signage mobility to your forthcoming events with the perfect temporary solution
Trotter UK Billboards: The must-have billboard for any event organizer
Partnering with Mastercard to provide cash and financial servicesThursday 15 February 2018 @ 00:00
The world is facing some of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time, and at Mercy Corps, we know that no single organisation can tackle them alone. So we work across the public and private sectors to bring our unique expertise, innovations and solutions together to spark, scale and sustain change for communities in need around the world.Read Full Industry News Article:
Partnering with Mastercard to provide cash and financial services
Dynamic road-user pricing could benefit pensioners and studentsFriday 26 January 2018 @ 11:15
A major new report released suggests that the Government should introduce dynamic road user pricing which takes into account a driver’s journey (motorways or country lanes), the time of day, congestion on the network, and even their financial situation – i.e. whether they’re a student, pensioner, or unemployed.Read Full Industry News Article:
Dynamic road-user pricing could benefit pensioners and students
£2 million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parksTuesday 12 December 2017 @ 12:26
Groups and organisations are being sought to test innovative ways of managing the UK’s public parks following a £2 million National Lottery funding boost for the Rethinking Parks programme.Read Full Industry News Article:
£2 million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks
Civica launches Cloud Optimisation ServiceMonday 11 December 2017 @ 14:34
Civica, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing and cloud-based services, has launched its new Cloud Optimisation Service. The latest managed reporting and analysis service will help organisations across both the public and private sectors to improve their governance of public cloud solutions while optimising spending.Read Full Industry News Article:
Civica launches Cloud Optimisation Service
LEP leaders give their reaction to the Industrial StrategyTuesday 28 November 2017 @ 16:13
LEP leaders from around the country have given their reaction to the government's Industrial Strategy White Paper.
“LEPs welcome publication of the White Paper on Industrial Strategy, and the government’s commitment to their key role in driving up productivity, leading on Local Industrial Strategies, and supporting local businesses through the LEP network of Growth Hubs to scale up and grow”…
LEP leaders give their reaction to the Industrial Strategy
AXELOS and itSMF UK renew partnership to promote best practice in IT service managementThursday 23 November 2017 @ 14:05
AXELOS, the global custodian of ITIL®, and itSMF UK, the country’s leading association for IT service management professionals, yesterday reaffirmed their partnership and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote best practice in IT service management.Read Full Industry News Article:
AXELOS and itSMF UK renew partnership to promote best practice in IT service management
Rebecca Evans AM to address Future Renting Wales conferenceTuesday 21 November 2017 @ 11:15
The new Minister for Housing and Regeneration in Wales, Rebecca Evans AM, will be the keynote speaker at the RLA’s Future Renting Wales conference.
Rebecca is the Welsh Assembly Member for Gower, and most recently served as the Minister for Social Services and Public health, a position she held since May 2016.
Rebecca Evans AM to address Future Renting Wales conference
London Info International 2017 takes place in just under four weeks.Friday 10 November 2017 @ 11:30
Places are now filling up fast for the LII conference and exhibition but there’s still time to book and take part in this global event. There is a wide array of features, events and things to do and we will host participants from almost 30 different countries in London in December.Read Full Industry News Article:
London Info International 2017 takes place in just under four weeks.
NEPO shortlisted for LGC 2018 AwardThursday 09 November 2017 @ 16:02
NEPO’s award entry, which has been shortlisted in the Innovation category, demonstrated how NEPO delivers benefits to the wider public sector through NEPRO, a neutral vendor approach to the procurement of specialist professional services.Read Full Industry News Article:
NEPO shortlisted for LGC 2018 Award
World Quality Day 2017 - UKAS supporting World Quality DayWednesday 08 November 2017 @ 10:16
On 9th November 2017 World Quality Day (#WQD17) will be celebrated around the world. Initiated by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) which is a global professional body advancing the practice of quality management in all sectors.Read Full Industry News Article:
World Quality Day 2017 - UKAS supporting World Quality Day
Blackberry Productions supports Aston UniversityMonday 23 October 2017 @ 10:00
Conference and event management agency Blackberry Productions has been commissioned by Aston University to produce Aston Accelerator, its ambitious employability event at the ICC, Birmingham.Read Full Industry News Article:
Blackberry Productions supports Aston University
It Is The Season To Get Booking!Friday 20 October 2017 @ 12:01
With Christmas now no longer just fast approaching but only weeks away, our venue & events consultants here at Right Events have put together some points that might (we hope) help a touch in guiding you through the nightmare maze of Christmas party organising.Read Full Industry News Article:
It Is The Season To Get Booking!
Case Study - Cheshire County CouncilFriday 20 October 2017 @ 10:31
Cheshire County Council is one of many organisations using AVAYA technology in their Contact Centre, in this instance the purpose of the Contact Centre was to be a single point of contact for citizens of Cheshire to receive County Council based services.Read Full Industry News Article:
Case Study - Cheshire County Council
Case Study: London’s Air AmbulanceThursday 19 October 2017 @ 15:38
London’s Air Ambulance (LAA) is a registered charity of approximately 50 staff and volunteers operating life-saving emergency helicopter ambulance services to Greater London, in conjunction with Barts Health NHS Trust.Read Full Industry News Article:
Case Study: London’s Air Ambulance
Migrating to HSCN for non-NHS organisationsFriday 01 September 2017 @ 10:09
|Now that the central N3 contract has ended, you need to plan your migration to new HSCN connectivity as soon as possible. The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) team are running a series of webinars that will provide advice and guidance to help non-NHS organisations like yours progress your migration to HSCN at the earliest opportunity. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for you to ask questions.|
Migrating to HSCN for non-NHS organisations
GOVT ICT 2.0 2017 - 26 SEPTEMBER, COUNTY HALL, LONDONTuesday 29 August 2017 @ 10:00
Meet the Public Sector
Online Collaboration Experts:
MeetingZone work closely with public sector organisations to provide workplace collaboration and communications services that help people connect, communicate and collaborate productively.
GOVT ICT 2.0 2017 - 26 SEPTEMBER, COUNTY HALL, LONDON
Uncertainty, Brexit, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Fake news…..Introducing the London Info International 2017 Conference Programme.Tuesday 08 August 2017 @ 15:19
|Welcome to the second annual London Info International Conference Programme. In this, our main programme, we’re excited to be announcing a diverse set of speakers to discuss and debate the most important and pertinent topics affecting us in the information industry.|
Uncertainty, Brexit, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Fake news…..Introducing the London Info International 2017 Conference Programme.
New annual report shows continued demand for Acas workplace expertise and adviceThursday 20 July 2017 @ 13:12
Workplace expert Acas has published its 2016/17 Annual Report, which shows that its services continue to be in strong demand.
Acas Chair, Sir Brendan Barber, said: "Demand for Acas' services continues to be strong. The past year has seen us deal with a large number of collective disputes such as London Underground, UK airports baggage handlers and British Airways cabin crew.
New annual report shows continued demand for Acas workplace expertise and advice
£3M Cyber Security Centre opensMonday 17 July 2017 @ 10:53
Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin has opened Lockheed Martin’s new £3m Cyber Security Centre.
The new ‘Cyber Works’ centre, is designed to tackle the complex cyber threats the UK faces. It will create 90 high tech jobs in Gloucester and enable Lockheed Martin to work closely with its UK partners to share knowledge, research and deliver cutting edge capabilities.Read Full Industry News Article:
£3M Cyber Security Centre opens
Are we there yet?’ Why the future of mobility is drawing nearWednesday 12 July 2017 @ 13:15
TRL has today published a far-reaching paper exploring the timings of autonomous driving and when Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) will become a common sight on UK’s roads. The comprehensive paper covers the full breadth of issues that need to be addressed as the UK enters a new era of mobility.Read Full Industry News Article:
Are we there yet?’ Why the future of mobility is drawing near
Londoners Affirm Public Safety Value of Police Use of New Digital Services and Social Media PlatformsTuesday 04 July 2017 @ 15:17
According to new research commissioned by Unisys as part of its Safe Cities initiative, Londoners want greater access to police services through digital channels and social media platforms. Despite 80 percent of London’s citizens expecting to use the 999 emergency number for initial emergency contact, 83 percent of Londoners would want to be able to contact the police through digital channels including mobile, online services and social media.
Londoners Affirm Public Safety Value of Police Use of New Digital Services and Social Media Platforms
What are the skills and attitudes for successful public problem solving?Tuesday 27 June 2017 @ 00:00
Nesta is currently working with leading innovation practitioners from around the world to define the key skills, attitudes and behaviours that public sector innovators combine in order to successfully solve public problems. In this blog we introduce a new competency framework that we are creating, and describe our plans for developing it further. In this blog we introduce a new competency framework that we are creating, and describe our plans for developing it further.
What are the skills and attitudes for successful public problem solving?
Future Technology To Drive NHS Business EfficienciesMonday 12 June 2017 @ 12:15
With London Tech Week 2017 underway to celebrate examples of cutting-edge innovation across different sectors, David Morris, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) Managing Director, looks at the new back office technology that is helping to deliver a fit-for-future health service.
Future Technology To Drive NHS Business Efficiencies
Skills for Health announces acceptance on the UK Government’s Digital MarketplaceTuesday 06 June 2017 @ 10:48
We are pleased to announce that Skills for Health has been accepted as a supplier on the Government’s latest Digital Marketplace, G-cloud framework: G-cloud 9. From 22nd of May, 2017, public sector organisations will have easy access to Skills for Health’s e-rostering solutions (DRS and Realtime Rostering) and e-learning solutions. The UK Government G-cloud framework simplifies the process for public sector organisations to purchase digital products. Using this framework, buyers are able to purchase digital products faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts.Read Full Industry News Article:
Skills for Health announces acceptance on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace
Let’s Join the Campaign and Create More Good WorkMonday 22 May 2017 @ 15:27
The policy world may have taken a pause, with the calling of a snap election, but our work advancing the importance and value of good work must press ahead as nothing in the modern global economy ever stops. In particular we have been delighted to support the #GoodWorkis… social media campaign initiated by Matthew Taylor, which seeks to recognise and celebrate the importance and value of creating more Good Work.
Let’s Join the Campaign and Create More Good Work
YPO helps public sector save £20m on water billMonday 08 May 2017 @ 10:07
Wakefield based buying organisation YPO is helping the public sector save over £20m on its water bill over the next four years after joining forces with the government’s procurement agency, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
YPO helps public sector save £20m on water bill
Devolution Disconnected: Political Priority, Public ApathyWednesday 12 April 2017 @ 00:00
A state of the nation report on devolution in England, published today by GK Strategy, has found that whilst the agenda continues to be a political priority for the Government, the prospect of further powers and accountability being shifted to a local level has failed to capture the public’s attention. The report argues that devolution has so far failed to win over the hearts and mind of people because of a consistent reluctance by Whitehall to relinquish control over public spending.
Devolution Disconnected: Political Priority, Public Apathy
Latest White-Paper: How to accelerate local government transformationTuesday 28 March 2017 @ 12:06
Latest White-Paper: How to accelerate local government transformation
Why Government Action is Needed to Enable Gigabit BritainMonday 20 March 2017 @ 00:00
The techUK’s Good to Great Connectivity Campaign Week is a timely reminder that there is still much to do in order to get the UK’s infrastructure closer to where it needs to be. When compared to our international peers (and competitors) the UK does not currently stack up well….
Guest blog by Steve Holford, Hyperoptic’s Chief Customer Officer for techUK's "Good to Great Connectivity for the UK" Week. #ConnectedFuture
Why Government Action is Needed to Enable Gigabit Britain
OS data helps get Cleveland Police out on the beatWednesday 08 March 2017 @ 00:00
Cleveland Police have used OS data to add value to their information systems, helping streamline practices and saving hundreds of hours of officer time spent on administrative tasks.
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OS data helps get Cleveland Police out on the beat
GDPR ToolkitMonday 06 March 2017 @ 00:00
GDPR Toolkit Checklist: Latest Essential Guidance
Understand the key themes surrounding the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) with this latest Toolkit. As an organisation within the public sector, this resource will enable you to understand the legal framework that has been recently issued within the EU and will become applicable in 2018.
SPORTCEL deliver Eleven sponsors for the National Apprenticeship AwardsWednesday 15 February 2017 @ 00:00
Aidan Day, Joint Managing Director of SPORTCEL, said: “We are delighted to secure eleven sponsors to the NAS Awards which include prestigious international and FTSE 100 organisations.Read Full Industry News Article:
SPORTCEL deliver Eleven sponsors for the National Apprenticeship Awards
The Government Digital Workspace for DummiesFriday 03 February 2017 @ 12:00
Today’s government agencies are experiencing a seismic shift in computing capabilities, core processes, and personnel workstyles. The consumerisation of mobile devices and around‐the‐clock advances in end‐user computing technology is driving entirely new IT and operational models.Read Full Industry News Article:
The Government Digital Workspace for Dummies
Simplified Authentication Procurement with TRUSTnet®Monday 09 January 2017 @ 16:09
|TRUSTnet® is a service for public and private sector organisations in the UK. This service has been procured, on behalf of other contracting authorities through an EU compliant OJEU procedure (2013/S 245-427165) by the providers of the London Grid for Learning Ltd (LGfL) service in order to be able to offer the same excellent range of services to across all public sector bodies.|
Simplified Authentication Procurement with TRUSTnet®