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Government should 'hold its nerve' on economic policy say management consultants

Nearly three quarters of the UK’s leading management consultants believe that the government should hold its nerve and stick to the main planks of its economic policy. The MCA (Management Consultancies Association) has today published the results of The MCA Barometer, a survey of leading figures in the management consultancy industry carried out in partnership with Ipsos Mori. […]

The new City of Westminster Courts is nearing completion.

The building’s striking stone facades were revealed earlier this month and completion scheduled for the end of July. The building was designed by the Hurd Rolland Partnership and delivered by Laing O Rourke Plc for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service. […]

Huddle and FCO Services join forces to bring cloud collaboration technology to government Classified data

London – Thursday 21 July 2011 – Public sector organisations will soon be able to collaborate securely and effectively on IL3 (RESTRICTED) content thanks to Huddle, the leader in cloud collaboration and content management, and FCO Services, government experts in secure ICT services. The organisations have teamed up to launch Huddle IL3, the first commercial public cloud service to be modified and accredited for pan-government collaboration on RESTRICTED data. […]

TRAINING COMPANY PUTS A BAN ON BORING

Learning and development company, pearcemayfield, is taking action against poor management training by launching a ‘Leading Change Summer School’. […]

BLAST FOOTAGE PROMPTS WARNING – amazing footage

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has taken the bold step of releasing CCTV footage of the moment a house exploded, just yards from firefighters and the residents they rescued seconds earlier. […]

Green Investment Bank ' catalyst or fig leaf?

At long last some flesh is starting to adhere to the bones of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) that was a centre-piece of the coalition commitments when the government was formed in May 2010. The idea of the GIB is one of the foundations upon which Prime Minister David Cameron built the claim that his would be -the greenest government ever. […]

NHS reforms and the future built environment

For an essential public body as old and as large as the NHS, reform is inevitable. Whilst this doesn’t mean such reforms are ever uniformly palatable, they are a fact of life and crucial if the NHS is to prosper ,especially given the present economic climate. […]

NPfIT ' put us out of its misery

The recent resignation of Christine Connelly as the Department of Health’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) should not have come as a surprise. Anyone who has followed the progress of £11.4-billion Nation Programme for IT transformation (NPfIT) will be acutely aware of quotes including -no grounds for confidence, -not value for money, -far below expectations, -a damage limitation exercise that leapt from the pages of the National Audit Office’s report into this ill-starred IT colossus. […]

NHS systemic security issues highlight need for regular IT security audits says Idappcom

Reports that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is working with Connecting for Health to improve data security in the NHS are good to hear, says Idappcom, but adds the data traffic analysis and security specialist, if the problem is – as has been reported – systemic in nature, then more radical action may be needed. […]

PUBLIC SECTOR STRIKES

The present wave of public sector strikes is clearly stoked by a deep well of discontent among public service workers. […]

DRS sponsor ACEEEO Conference to highlight the role of Electoral Management Bodies across Europe

Earlier this month DRS Data Services Ltd was one of the key sponsors joining The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) at its 20th anniversary conference in Budapest, Hungary, the country where the Association was founded. […]