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Why it’s time to Automate ID Verification in an Online World

Monday 28 June 2021 @ 12:00

The pandemic has put the onus on the public sector to improve engagement online. After all, people are concerned about setting foot in enclosed spaces where the transmission of viruses is most likely to occur, such as inside a government building.

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Why it’s time to Automate ID Verification in an Online World

City Versus Nature

Wednesday 23 June 2021 @ 16:09

Gabriel Fine Arts is delighted to present a fantastic new show City Versus Nature at the Alan Baxter Gallery in Farringdon. The exhibition explores ideas and interactions of the city and nature - encompassing the natural world and all living entities to the urban landscape and technologies.

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City Versus Nature

COVID, data, and decision-making – an exclusive webinar and Q&A

Thursday 06 May 2021 @ 09:30

COVID-19 has challenged all public sector leaders to make fast but smart decisions for their communities on a range of topics, from vaccination strategy to economic recovery. It’s a tough climate. And these unprecedented times call for new ideas.

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COVID, data, and decision-making – an exclusive webinar and Q&A

Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the UK's Public Sector Supply Chain

Tuesday 27 April 2021 @ 09:30

The benefits of diverse, interconnected supply chains are increasingly enabling UK public sector organisations to pursue close, collaborative relationships with their suppliers.

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Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the UK's Public Sector Supply Chain

Serco Leisure - Interim Management Support Prospectus

Tuesday 13 April 2021 @ 09:30

At Serco Leisure we are excited about reopening and welcoming back our customers into our leisure facilities over the coming months in line with government guidance and the road mapped stages to recovery.

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Serco Leisure - Interim Management Support Prospectus

Developing an excellent address list for Census 2021

Sunday 21 March 2021 @ 09:30

Since 1801, the nation has been setting aside one day every ten years to conduct the census, collecting an understanding of all people and households. 

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Developing an excellent address list for Census 2021

Journeys by Akshita Gandhi - 23rd Feb - 6th April 2021

Thursday 18 March 2021 @ 10:12

Throughout the current lockdown, we have remained open online, providing access to art and artists from across the globe. This February, we are delighted to present Journeys, the virtual solo exhibition of Mumbai-based multimedia artist Akshita Gandhi.

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Journeys by Akshita Gandhi - 23rd Feb - 6th April 2021

Easing the pain of Subject Access Requests

Wednesday 10 March 2021 @ 16:50

With data complaints on the rise, Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR’s) are becoming ever more popular.  Many organisations don’t have a system and process in place to respond to requests and the prospect of having to do so can be overwhelming.

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Easing the pain of Subject Access Requests

Embrace biometrics to improve access to public sector services online during the pandemic and prevent fraud

Thursday 04 March 2021 @ 09:30

The pandemic has supercharged the digitalisation process in the public sector, resulting in the placement of an increasing number of services online. 

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Embrace biometrics to improve access to public sector services online during the pandemic and prevent fraud

Data Security: Controlling Classified Information in the UK Public Sector

Wednesday 17 February 2021 @ 09:30

The inevitable and inexorable rise in the levels of remote and home working during the current pandemic is placing extraordinary pressure on every public sector organisation’s cybersecurity.

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Data Security: Controlling Classified Information in the UK Public Sector

Introducing ArcGIS Platform – our reimagined developer experience

Monday 08 February 2021 @ 09:30

Esri recently announced ArcGIS Platform – a platform-as-a-service that brings our industry-leading spatial capabilities into any app or solution.

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Introducing ArcGIS Platform – our reimagined developer experience

Return to Work: How the Office Environment Will Change

Monday 08 February 2021 @ 09:30

The pandemic forced almost every organization around the world to review their work practices and revisit policies. New routines and reassessing what is possible quickly moved to the top of the agenda and in many ways, we’re still learning how future work arrangements will look.

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Return to Work: How the Office Environment Will Change

ESPO wins the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award

Friday 22 January 2021 @ 09:30

We are delighted to announce that ESPO have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award for the second year running. This award is achieved by having reached Feefo’s Gold standard for three consecutive years, with an average service rating of over 4.5 out of 5 from our catalogue customers.

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ESPO wins the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award

GeoPlace Evaluates Unadopted Roads on Behalf of the Welsh Assembly

Tuesday 12 January 2021 @ 09:30

Privately maintained, the law on the maintenance and adoption of private roads  can be complex. Briefly, an unadopted road is  a road or street not maintainable at public expense, which means they’ve not been brought under the wing of a local council  to be maintained alongside the rest of the highway network.

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GeoPlace Evaluates Unadopted Roads on Behalf of the Welsh Assembly

Electronic ID verification (eIDV) is essential as pandemic drives digitalisation

Monday 11 January 2021 @ 18:39

Covid-19 is driving those in the public sector to increasingly embrace digital, and at the same time look to improve engagement across all online channels.

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Electronic ID verification (eIDV) is essential as pandemic drives digitalisation

Key Worker Car Leasing

Wednesday 25 November 2020 @ 13:30

We have always known that our Key Workers are the heart and soul of the country, and in 2020 we’ve recognised and appreciated them even more by launching KEY WORKER CAR LEASING. 

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Key Worker Car Leasing

Merton Council and Hireserve

Friday 06 November 2020 @ 11:24

Discover how Merton Council collaborated with Hireserve to gain Hiring Manager buy-in and implement a system that perfectly met their recruitment needs.

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Merton Council and Hireserve

PDMS supports North England residents by improving access to local labour market opportunities

Thursday 29 October 2020 @ 11:40

PDMS is delighted to be working with NP11 – a group that brings together the 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) from across the North of England – to decrease the adverse economic impact of COVID-19 on people in the North.

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PDMS supports North England residents by improving access to local labour market opportunities

Cantium Business Solutions and Triangulate partner to help the public sector modernise legacy applications

Monday 05 October 2020 @ 10:50

Cantium Business Solution (CBS) have recently announced a new strategic partnership with Triangulate, enabling the public sector to migrate from existing legacy operating systems, such as Windows 7, to Windows 10. 

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Cantium Business Solutions and Triangulate partner to help the public sector modernise legacy applications

Nominet cyber survey: 80% of government cyber security leaders think public-private collaboration would help them keep pace with cyber threats

Thursday 17 September 2020 @ 16:46

Nominet has released its Taking the Pulse of Government Cybersecurity 2020 report, which surveyed more than 100 government cyber security professionals in the US, UK and Middle East on the challenges they are facing and their priorities. 

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Nominet cyber survey: 80% of government cyber security leaders think public-private collaboration would help them keep pace with cyber threats

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Demonstrates Benefits of Innovation As Digital-First Strategy Drives Emergency Response to the Pandemic

Thursday 30 July 2020 @ 08:40

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) Demonstrates Benefits of Innovation As Digital-First Strategy Drives Emergency Response to the Pandemic.
BCHC shares details of its best practice approach to aid Trusts around the country in their fight against COVID-19.

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Demonstrates Benefits of Innovation As Digital-First Strategy Drives Emergency Response to the Pandemic

forward thinking at Work in the Public Sector

Monday 13 July 2020 @ 17:41

Read the latest public sector case studies from forward thinking, a strategy consultancy highly experienced across multiple industries, not least UK Government and public sector. 

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forward thinking at Work in the Public Sector

Route to accelerated growth of the UK drone industry presented to Government

Thursday 09 July 2020 @ 15:46

A landmark White Paper, setting out a route for the Government to accelerate the growth of the drone industry, has today been presented to the Government following a three month period of consultation.

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Route to accelerated growth of the UK drone industry presented to Government

Act now, or risk failure: why we must act faster on cleaner energy

Tuesday 09 June 2020 @ 12:30
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government now has a unique opportunity to take action and lead the world in its response to climate change through this period.
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Act now, or risk failure: why we must act faster on cleaner energy

Map of pavement widths helps local authorities with social distancing plans.

Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:45

Analysis reveals 70% of pavements are not wide enough for social distancing

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Map of pavement widths helps local authorities with social distancing plans.

Expert team set out requirements for deployment of UK contact-tracing app

Monday 11 May 2020 @ 12:30

Experts in human rights law, surveillance and computer science from the University of Essex have set out the actions required before a contact-tracing app can be deployed in the UK.

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Expert team set out requirements for deployment of UK contact-tracing app

Will IoT Get Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Thursday 23 April 2020 @ 15:30

We’re living in extraordinary times; the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions on our personal and work lives have forced us into an unprecedented existence. And while most of the news on this front is scary (and rightfully so), there is a bright spot: technology is helping to pave the path through this crisis.

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Will IoT Get Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic?

UK Drone Delivery Group releases plan to accelerate growth of UK drone industry

Thursday 16 April 2020 @ 11:00

The UK Drone Delivery Group, the new drone industry initiative* established to provide guidance on the steps required for the UK to accelerate the growth of the UK drone industry, has today released its long-awaited ‘White Paper’ for public consultation.

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UK Drone Delivery Group releases plan to accelerate growth of UK drone industry

Procurement Policy Note - Responding to COVID-19

Thursday 19 March 2020 @ 17:03

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and associated guidance on the public procurement regulations and responding to the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. 

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Procurement Policy Note - Responding to COVID-19

International Criminal Court – Reducing Risk whilst Processing Sensitive Data at High Speed

Tuesday 10 March 2020 @ 15:07

Based in The Hague, Netherlands, The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

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International Criminal Court – Reducing Risk whilst Processing Sensitive Data at High Speed

Leading by Example - Nottingham City Council Energy Services

Tuesday 18 February 2020 @ 11:57

The public sector is facing change on an unprecedented scale. But with change comes an opportunity to adapt and refine the way services are delivered. Energy presents a great opportunity to help control spend, create local jobs and investment opportunities and meet climate change responsibilities.

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Leading by Example - Nottingham City Council Energy Services

YPO launches first public sector drones framework

Friday 14 February 2020 @ 12:30

YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service and the wider public sector. The first of its kind.

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YPO launches first public sector drones framework

UK Drone Delivery Group makes urgent ‘call to action’ for property owners and influencers to provide testing areas for drones - to prevent ‘bottleneck to growth’

Thursday 06 February 2020 @ 12:30

One of the UK’s leading drone experts today urged British property owners and business leaders to leverage the opportunity of their under-used land for drone testing, to help accelerate the rate of growth of the UK drone industry, in the face of what he described as ‘an emerging ‘bottleneck’ to growth’. 

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UK Drone Delivery Group makes urgent ‘call to action’ for property owners and influencers to provide testing areas for drones - to prevent ‘bottleneck to growth’

Government faces a number of tough choices in next stage of Brexit, new academic report finds

Tuesday 04 February 2020 @ 12:30

The government faces several challenges after Brexit, including the negotiation of a new trade deal with the EU, devising and implementing a whole raft of new policies, reshaping the economy and holding the Union together, a new report by academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe finds.

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Government faces a number of tough choices in next stage of Brexit, new academic report finds

How connected data is transforming the citizen experience for local government.

Friday 31 January 2020 @ 12:18

The data explosion that comes with existing in a more connected world is one of the key reasons public sector organisations should be moving to the cloud.

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How connected data is transforming the citizen experience for local government.

APM announces launch of Festival of Education and Research

Wednesday 29 January 2020 @ 15:20

APM (Association for Project Management), has announced the launch of the APM Festival of Education and Research – a new event which is set to showcase some of the best and brightest new talent among career starters, education and research. The APM Festival of Education and Research will take place at the Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

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APM announces launch of Festival of Education and Research

First of a Kind 2020 launches to find this century’s Brunel

Tuesday 14 January 2020 @ 13:30

Department for Transport and Innovate UK launch competition to drive innovation on the railways. Organisations developing cutting-edge technology focused on making rail journeys faster, cleaner and greener could receive a share of £9.4 million to bring their ideas to life.

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First of a Kind 2020 launches to find this century’s Brunel

Who's in Control of the UK’s Pest Control?

Friday 03 January 2020 @ 12:55

In order to understand the importance of the pest legislation in the UK we have to know the point of pest control. Most pests carry and transmit various diseases and pose a direct threat to the public. Businesses may suffer customer, reputational and financial losses due to poor pest management,  often resulting in damaged buildings and properties, crop damage, loss of animal livestock, and/or fires caused by rodents in many cases.

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Who's in Control of the UK’s Pest Control?

More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

Wednesday 01 January 2020 @ 16:57

Public sector membership club, Boundless, has revealed shocking statistics ahead of World Kindness Day on 13 November, which shows that a fifth of the country’s public sector workers (over a million people) have never received a simple ‘thank you’ in their career.

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More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?
Red Hat on automation