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SPRING 2017 EDITION

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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 […]

Research demonstrates the UK has a positive perception of the Tees Valley economy

The UK has a positive perception of the Tees Valley economy and the area’s business opportunities according to research undertaken at the country’s largest housing conference. […]

Huddle continues to drive UK government's shift to the cloud through G-Cloud Services Framework

UK public sector organisations can now procure cloud collaboration and content management technology quickly and easily as Huddle today announced its inclusion on the G-Cloud Services Framework. Removing the need for single tender justification, both the secure public version of Huddle, which can be used for collaboration on data up to IL2, and Huddle IL3, for collaboration on RESTRICTED data, can now be purchased via the Framework. […]

GMP HORSES PUT OUT TO PASTURE

Four brave police horses who worked for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are hanging up their horseshoes and retiring to The Horse Trust’s sanctuary2 in Speen, Buckinghamshire. […]

Security lessons learned from Californian power outage

The 9th of September 2011 saw a power outage in the US affecting 5 million people in the area of Southern California – the root cause analysis of which is said to have been one single employee switching out a piece of problematic equipment. The upshot of this single act is nevertheless extremely worrying, as it manifested in traffic chaos, cancelation of flights, the shutting down of two nuclear reactors, a widespread impact on business, and on the residents. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Press releases about court stories

Many public authorities, charities and businesses issue press releases, or post stories online, about court cases they have won. […]

Why We Need a Greater Diversity of Experts for Effective Public Dialogue

One of the key outcomes from the ‘Use of Experts’ workstream report was for the role of experts to be more carefully considered in the planning and delivery of public dialogues. This article looks at one aspect of that report – to advocate bringing in a greater number and diversity of experts in public dialogue and why that is becoming even more pertinent.In the public dialogues Sciencewise-ERC has funded and advised on, a sample of members of the public is asked to deliberate on an issue, exploring their hopes, fears and aspirations so that policy can be better informed by those views. […]

IronKey Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with The Royal Marsden to Secure Data

The Royal Marsden is a National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in England that specialises in cancer. Situated primarily over two main sites, one in Chelsea and one in Sutton, it also has a number of satellite locations, an area of the business that is being developed. Today, it has a staff of approximately 2,500 all of whom, in one form or another, are responsible for protecting the data they access. […]

@Tweeting to the masses

Social media has taken the world by storm. More specifically, Twitter, with its simplicity and powerful outreach, has rapidly grown in popularity and usage. With the general election looming and public sector budgets tighter than ever, Adrian Moss, head of Web 2.0 at Parity, discusses the benefits of social media and how new communication mediums can be used effectively to engage voters, disseminate information and create an affinity with communities further and wider than previously possible. […]