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Case Study: CQI - Office 365 Migration

Tuesday 05 September 2017 @ 15:33

JADeCase Study – The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) recently overcame a number of challenges with their email platform caused by ageing hardware and rapid growth of mail box and related data, with the cost of storing and backing up their data becoming increasingly prohibitive, and their reliance on physical on-premise servers represented a risk to organisational operations.

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Case Study: CQI - Office 365 Migration

GOVT ICT 2.0 2017 - 26 SEPTEMBER, COUNTY HALL, LONDON

Tuesday 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.

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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.  
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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 advice

Thursday 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.

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New annual report shows continued demand for Acas workplace expertise and advice

£3M Cyber Security Centre opens

Monday 17 July 2017 @ 10:53

LockheedDefence 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.

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£3M Cyber Security Centre opens

Are we there yet?’ Why the future of mobility is drawing near

Wednesday 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.

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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 Platforms

Tuesday 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.

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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.

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What are the skills and attitudes for successful public problem solving?

​​Future Technology To Drive NHS Business Efficiencies

Monday 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.

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​​Future Technology To Drive NHS Business Efficiencies

Skills for Health announces acceptance on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace

Tuesday 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.

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Skills for Health announces acceptance on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace

Let’s Join the Campaign and Create More Good Work

Monday 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.


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Let’s Join the Campaign and Create More Good Work

YPO helps public sector save £20m on water bill

Monday 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).

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YPO helps public sector save £20m on water bill

Devolution Disconnected: Political Priority, Public Apathy

Wednesday 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. 

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Devolution Disconnected: Political Priority, Public Apathy

Latest White-Paper: How to accelerate local government transformation

Tuesday 28 March 2017 @ 12:06


Are local authorities fit for the 21st century? – This paper explains how Communication-based technologies can provide cost savings, deliver a better citizen experience, and improve the way services are delivered in local government.

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Latest White-Paper: How to accelerate local government transformation

Why Government Action is Needed to Enable Gigabit Britain

Monday 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

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Why Government Action is Needed to Enable Gigabit Britain

OS data helps get Cleveland Police out on the beat

Wednesday 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 Toolkit

Monday 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.

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GDPR Toolkit

SPORTCEL deliver Eleven sponsors for the National Apprenticeship Awards

Wednesday 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.

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SPORTCEL deliver Eleven sponsors for the National Apprenticeship Awards

The Government Digital Workspace for Dummies

Friday 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.

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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.
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Simplified Authentication Procurement with TRUSTnet®

Supporting Long Term Multiple Role Recruitment at University of Birmingham

Tuesday 29 November 2016 @ 13:25

20+ new staff members recruited in 4 different IT Divisions over a 2-year period for Project based work with roles varying from technical positions such as Infrastructure Support & Development to functional roles such as Business Analysts and Project Manager.

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Supporting Long Term Multiple Role Recruitment at University of Birmingham

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - When playing a game is a serious business…

Friday 25 November 2016 @ 00:00

A fun board game about asset management may sound pretty much like a contradiction. Synergy however, is a board game where teams spend Sellafield-minted money, worth £millions, on a range of facilities and infrastructure for the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - When playing a game is a serious business…

A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout project scoops four major National Award wins in 2016

Thursday 27 October 2016 @ 11:57

Clearview 
IntelligenceAn innovative and original approach to reducing lane transgression on a multi-lane roundabout has continued to attract widespread industry recognition throughout 2016 with four independent awards, including most recently the National Transport Award for the most Innovative Transport Project.

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A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout project scoops four major National Award wins in 2016

SMS authentication on the way out

Sunday 16 October 2016 @ 13:10

VerisecTo log in using one-time passwords via SMS has been a popular method for businesses, governments and banks that want to increase security instead of logging in with fixed passwords. While this method is generally considered more secure than fixed passwords, and good enough security for many applications, new threats have exposed serious vulnerabilities in the messaging infrastructure.

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SMS authentication on the way out

Chancellor opens new UKAS headquarters

Monday 03 October 2016 @ 14:22

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Chancellor of the Exchequer declared the new offices of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) officially open for business on Friday 16th September 2016.  

Based in Staines-upon- Thames, the modern offices are located in Mr Hammond’s constituency of Runnymede and Weybridge.

 
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Chancellor opens new UKAS headquarters

MeetingZone@Government ICT 2.0

Wednesday 21 September 2016 @ 13:22
@ Government ICT 2.0 - QEII Conference Centre,
Wednesday, 28th September

MeetingZone work closely with public sector organisations to provide workplace collaboration and communications services that help people connect, communicate and collaborate productively. We’re experts in WebEx and Skype for Business, which we combine with our Telephone Conferencing and personal service.

Why not visit us at stand #28 at Government ICT 2.0 2016.  

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MeetingZone@Government ICT 2.0

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Completed on Time and In Budget

Wednesday 17 August 2016 @ 00:00

Potter Raper Partnership is pleased to announce that the first handover of residential units at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney Road, was recently completed completed on time and in budget. The hospital opened in 1866 after a cholera outbreak and provided specialised paediatric care for the children in the East End.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Completed on Time and In Budget

Latest Guide to GDPR Grade Security for Government

Monday 18 July 2016 @ 15:02

In a society of ever changing regulation and compliance one thing is certain; your data is precious.

Everyone desires your data. Foreign governments, your government, bad people pretending to be good people, search engines trying to optimise advertisements. Data can be seen as a commodity to be traded, often to the highest bidder. How do you maintain ownership of your data, and secure citizen trust through a zero-breach policy?

 

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Latest Guide to GDPR Grade Security for Government

LowCVP Conference, 30th June - Last Few Days to Book!

Sunday 26 June 2016 @ 00:00

LowCVP Conference, 30 June - last few days to book!

There's just a few more days to book and limited space left for the LowCVP's Annual Conference which takes place this Thursday, 30 June. The Conference will feature new thinking on automated & connected vehicles and their potential implications for cutting carbon. Find out how the UK is placed to develop and benefit from the low carbon propulsion technologies of the future and hear views on the implications for the sector following the vote for 'Brexit'.

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LowCVP Conference, 30th June - Last Few Days to Book!

In Sight, In Touch, In Depth, In Leeds:Tuesday, 28 June 16:30, Leeds

Tuesday 07 June 2016 @ 16:18

As effortless as it is awe-inspiring, the latest advances in communication are here. Already being used by your kids and already compatible with the devices on the market. They are primed and ready for business. 

Join Vapour Cloud and bleeding edge tech providers Content Guru and Spearhead Interactive for an evening of innovation at the White Cloth Gallery, Leeds.

 

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In Sight, In Touch, In Depth, In Leeds:Tuesday, 28 June 16:30, Leeds

Counting the Cost of Debt Recovery

Thursday 12 May 2016 @ 11:02

Local authorities and  energy companies are two of the worst sectors in the UK when it comes to collecting debt - often subjecting customers to inaccurate billing, deploying overly aggressive tactics and following recovery procedures which make customers feel embarrassed, according to new research. 

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Counting the Cost of Debt Recovery

2016 Budget Impacts on Engagement of Public Sector Temporary Workers

Friday 22 April 2016 @ 15:02

2016 Budget Impact on Engagement of Public Sector Temporary Workers:

Do you know what your responsibilities, risks and liabilities are?

Last month’s budget contained measures to change how the IR35 status of contractors providing services to public sector clients must be assessed – putting financial liability on clients and recruitment agencies to ensure this tax legislation is correctly applied.

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2016 Budget Impacts on Engagement of Public Sector Temporary Workers

Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) a Catalyst For Public Sector Transformation?

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 10:00

What is Robotic Process Automation? If you’ve heard the term ‘Robotic Process Automation’ (RPA) and wondering what it’s all about – look no further...

Robotic process automation (RPA) technology is revolutionising the way we think about and administer business processes, back-office operations, IT support processes, workflow processes and remote infrastructure.

 

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Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) a Catalyst For Public Sector Transformation?

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, National Award for England

Wednesday 23 March 2016 @ 10:18

This is an opportunity for employers to show that they are committed to the health and well-being of their workplace. Support is available to help businesses gain a workplace accreditation. Information about the accreditation including a free self-assessment tool can be found on the national website for Workplace Wellbeing

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The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, National Award for England

Certified Cyber Security Consultancy

Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:20

Stratia Consulting Ltd are proud to announce that after a rigorous paper-based and interview selection process it has achieved certification by CESG for the new Certified Cyber Security Consultancy  framework and is in the first tranche of companies to achieve this new standard with multiple Head Consultants. 

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Certified Cyber Security Consultancy

Data Management and Business Intelligence Reseller included in G-Cloud 7

Thursday 21 January 2016 @ 15:10

UK Data Management and Business Intelligence (BI) reseller, Orion & Associates, a dedicated Data Management and BI solution provider, is pleased to announce its award of G-Cloud 7 for the provision of Software as a Service.Orion & Associates works collaboratively with its clients to deliver successful data and business analytics solutions that address each customers’ unique challenges.

Orion & Associates works collaboratively with its clients to deliver successful data and business analytics solutions that address each customers’ unique challenges.

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Data Management and Business Intelligence Reseller included in G-Cloud 7

London Borough of Brent becomes the UK’s 1st Cashless Council

Sunday 10 January 2016 @ 12:00

A number of Local Authorities across the UK have trialled cashless systems across different areas such for catering, parking and payments with limited adoption and success  but the London Borough of Brent is the UK's first genuine Cashless Local Authority as a result of working with MasterCard and Prepaid Financial Services  to design and launch a number of social disbursement prepaid card programmes.

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London Borough of Brent becomes the UK’s 1st Cashless Council

Genomics England Selects Skyscape to Support 100,000 Genomes Project

Monday 14 December 2015 @ 10:04

Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, today announced that it has been chosen by Genomics England to deliver Compute-as-a-Service solutions to support the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to make the UK a world leader in genomics research.

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Genomics England Selects Skyscape to Support 100,000 Genomes Project

WiredGov Appointed Media Partner to the 5th Annual Public Sector ICT Summit

Friday 04 December 2015 @ 09:07

WiredGov Appointed Media Partner to the 5th Annual Public Sector ICT Summit 

The fifth annual Public Sector ICT Summit will enable digital, technology and data leaders to shape the debate about the future of Government policy. With the wider roll out of platforms imminent, effective transition from legacy systems a political necessity and the use of data the subject of vigorous discussion, the Summit presents an opportunity to assess the progress and influence the development of ICT strategy.

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WiredGov Appointed Media Partner to the 5th Annual Public Sector ICT Summit

East Riding of Yorkshire Council selects Civica Digital Solutions to underpin its transformation programme

Wednesday 02 December 2015 @ 00:00

Civica, a market leader in specialist software, technology and outsourcing services which help organisations to transform the way they work, has been selected by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to modernise all customer contact and deliver a more tailored, personalised and digital approach, focused on self-service.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council selects Civica Digital Solutions to underpin its transformation programme

Echo Wins Major Contract with Standards & Testing Agency

Monday 30 November 2015 @ 14:48

Outsourced customer contact specialist, Echo Managed Services, has won a major contract with the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) to provide a helpline service across the whole of England.

Under the agreement, Echo will provide STA with a helpline which will provide targeted support and advice on tests and assessments across the national curriculum, from the early years foundation stage, up to key stage 3.

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Echo Wins Major Contract with Standards & Testing Agency
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