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VW SCANDAL PROVES IN USE TESTING IS ESSENTIAL FOR EMISSION CONTROL

The VW scandal has highlighted the need for in use testing of vehicle emissions, according to Gainsborough-based vehicle emissions experts Eminox.

Eminox made the comment following the announcement from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which said that Volkswagen had installed illegal “defeat devices” software to cheat emission tests, allowing its diesel cars to produce […]

Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise

Nick van Terheyden

Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise, driving a dramatic cut in turnaround times in a struggling Histopathology Laboratory. Nick van Terheyden MD, Nuance Communications, explains how

When you combine a growing and ageing population and a healthcare system in desperate need of a makeover, you can […]

Cambridgeshire County Council adopts Ipswitch File Transfer’s MOVEit to manage fast, secure, simple, audited data transfers for 4,000+ key workers

UK council works with managed file transfer consultants Pro2col to deploy MFT technology and provide a secure shared services network for local government and emergency services

London, UK – 19 November, 2013 – Cambridgeshire County Council has invested in and deployed MOVEit managed file transfer (MFT) technology from Ipswitch File Transfer to secure the […]

LELY ANNOUNCES FOUR FLEXIBLE FINANCE DEALS ON NEW TORO MACHINERY AND TYM TRACTORS

The economic climate might not look quite so gloomy, but it’s still tough out there. So it’s good news that distributor Lely UK has launched four flexible finance options for golf clubs and others buying its new Toro equipment and TYM tractors.

The plans are designed to help customers buy the machinery they need without […]

Rada completes MOD mission in Cheshire

Rada’s expertise in delivering robust and sustainable commercial showering and digital washroom controls has been demonstrated through a project at the Ministry of Defence’s Dale Barracks site in Chester.

Refurbishment works across multiple blocks of the purpose built infantry barracks saw Rada supply a range of products including its T1 100 timed flow taps, VR2 […]

Ten ways to keep business relationships private

Protecting confidential business relationships used to be easy. You just kept your mouth shut.

But the internet makes it easy to disclose people’s details, without even realising it. And that could have serious professional consequences.

This checklist will help to keep you out of trouble:

Tell your contacts not to pass on personal messages on […]

Lockable trolley ‘removes risk’

A new lockable cleaning trolley system designed for high-risk healthcare environments is already proving its worth at a hospital in a major NHS trust.

The new system and equipment, supplied through Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, is being used on Magnolia Ward in Yeovil, part of the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The trolleys are made […]

Chronic underinvestment in UK infrastructure claims MCA

UK infrastructure is a paradox. We have world-renowned capabilities in architecture, engineering and construction. Yet, with some exceptions, like the Olympics and Crossrail, our record at creating business, service and communications infrastructure is a best indifferent. There is chronic underinvestment. We need to spend around £500bn to bring the UK’s transport, energy and telecoms networks […]

NHS Wales secures information transfers meets regulatory demands

NHS Wales, the publicly-funded healthcare body tasked with providing care services for three million citizens of Wales, is expanding its use of Ipswitch FT’s MOVEit Managed File Transfer system to 5,000 third party public service users, including health boards, social service providers, ambulance operators and the police.

NHS Wales is the over-arching body responsible […]

Rock Kitchen Harris helps the Home Office become more transparent

The Home Office has extended its crime-mapping website, Police.uk, with a new hub for national crime data.

Designed and built by Leicester-based agency Rock Kitchen Harris, data.police.uk has already received global recognition and a high level of international interest since its launch in July. The website allows users to access information about crimes within the […]

Leicester City Council improves mobile workforce productivity and customer care with GRASP

As the East Midland’s principal unitary authority, Leicester City Council is the primary residential landlord in the area, responsible for a social housing stock of over 22,000 properties. To ensure that its properties are kept in the optimum state of repair, the Council employs a large mobile workforce of skilled trades operatives (bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters and decorators etc). This workforce undertakes all of the planned and reactive maintenance and renovation work on the properties, with job allocation and scheduling organised on a daily, and potentially, real-time basis. […]

Fibrelite Chosen for New State of the Art City Centre Retail Centre

Fibrelite, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight composite access covers has supplied 190 trench covers (FM45) to be installed at a state of the art Shopping Centre; chosen for their health and safety benefits. This contemporary retail development once finished will have a floor space of 1million sq ft and a forecasted footfall of 23 million visitors in its first year. […]

GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY ' YOUNG PEOPLE DECIDE

Children from Manchester have learnt about the consequences of taking and sharing sexual pictures and video content of themselves, as part of this year’s Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 5th February. […]

TEMPORARY LABOUR USAGE set to rise IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

During the final quarter of 2012, temporary labour usage among Local Authorities decreased by only 0.1%, when compared to the same period in 2011. The minor decrease shown in Comensura’s Government Index was the lowest quarterly decrease in 2012 and signals a trend for minor increases of up to 2% in temporary labour usage in 2013. […]