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Independent Testing of a GOV.UK Web-Based ApplicationFriday 02 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
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
SJS continue to support UK Police ForcesTuesday 23 January 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
Thinking on its own: AI in the NHSFriday 12 January 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.
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Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS
£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 conferenceFriday 17 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
Traineeship Expansion PlannedFriday 27 October 2017 @ 11:17
First launched in February 2011, MiddletonMurray's acclaimed Traineeship programme has since helped literally thousands of young people to successfully take their first steps on the employment ladder and our award-winning success was recently recognised by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP when he visited our Sidcup branch in October.Read Full Industry News Article:
Traineeship Expansion Planned
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®
Supporting Long Term Multiple Role Recruitment at University of BirminghamTuesday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
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.Read Full Industry News Article:
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - When playing a game is a serious business…
A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout project scoops four major National Award wins in 2016Thursday 27 October 2016 @ 11:57
An 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout project scoops four major National Award wins in 2016
SMS authentication on the way outSunday 16 October 2016 @ 13:10
To 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
SMS authentication on the way out
Chancellor opens new UKAS headquartersMonday 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.
Chancellor opens new UKAS headquarters
MeetingZone@Government ICT 2.0Wednesday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
MeetingZone@Government ICT 2.0
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Completed on Time and In BudgetWednesday 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.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Completed on Time and In Budget
Latest Guide to GDPR Grade Security for GovernmentMonday 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'.Read Full Industry News Article:
LowCVP Conference, 30th June - Last Few Days to Book!
In Sight, In Touch, In Depth, In Leeds:Tuesday, 28 June 16:30, LeedsTuesday 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 RecoveryThursday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
Counting the Cost of Debt Recovery
2016 Budget Impacts on Engagement of Public Sector Temporary WorkersFriday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
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 EnglandWednesday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, National Award for England
Certified Cyber Security ConsultancyThursday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
Certified Cyber Security Consultancy
Data Management and Business Intelligence Reseller included in G-Cloud 7Thursday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
Data Management and Business Intelligence Reseller included in G-Cloud 7
London Borough of Brent becomes the UK’s 1st Cashless CouncilSunday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
London Borough of Brent becomes the UK’s 1st Cashless Council
Genomics England Selects Skyscape to Support 100,000 Genomes ProjectMonday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
Genomics England Selects Skyscape to Support 100,000 Genomes Project
WiredGov Appointed Media Partner to the 5th Annual Public Sector ICT SummitFriday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
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 programmeWednesday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council selects Civica Digital Solutions to underpin its transformation programme
Echo Wins Major Contract with Standards & Testing AgencyMonday 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.Read Full Industry News Article:
Echo Wins Major Contract with Standards & Testing Agency