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Recite Me guide to help local authorities comply with new accessibility laws

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Web accessibility and language software company Recite Me has created a guide to help public sector bodies including local authorities understand and comply with new public sector web accessibility regulations.

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 came into force for UK public sector bodies in September […]

Christchurch Group appoints Ruth Smith, Chief Operations Officer

Ruth Smith, Chief Operations Officer, Christchurch Group

Winner of Health Investor’s Best Complex Care Award 2018 Christchurch Group – the UK’s leading provider of award-winning clinically-led neurorehabilitation1 services designed to improve the function, reduce symptoms, and enhance the well-being of patients with acquired brain injury (ABI), spinal injury and other neurological conditions – has […]

Public Sector Technology: Be Smart With WAN Data Acceleration

Graham Jarvis

By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist

Early in 2019 Brian Chidester, Senior Industry Lead for Public Sector at OpenText, wrote about the trends that will affect the public sector this year. In his blog for the company, it stated that ‘2019 technology trends driving IT modernisation in the Public Sector’, […]

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership.

New partnership between Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Alcidion will help realise the trust’s ambition to be a self-made digital exemplar through industry-leading product suite and support.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is to enhance its digital maturity through a […]

VIDEALERT AWARDED ENFORCEMENT CONTRACT FOR BATH’S CLEAN AIR ZONE

Bath

Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES Council) is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform with the installation of additional cameras for an approved class C clean air zone (CAZ) that is expected to commence operation at the end of2020. This scheme gives exemptions to private cars but charges higher polluting buses, coaches, […]

Voice and data analytics helps compliance with GDPR and PCI

By Chris Berry, Managing Director, Liquid Voice (UK) Limited

Today’s customers have much greater expectations and organisations are increasingly having to demonstrate that industry regulations are being met and appropriate systems are in place to manage and protect the way in which their personal information is stored. Local authorities have had to find practical and […]

GROWTH SEES REESINK TURFCARE INVEST IN FLEET OF VANS TO EXPAND CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFERING

Reesink customer service

Reesink Turfcare, the UK distributor for top turfcare brands including Toro, TYM Tractors and Otterbine lake and pond aeration, has invested in six new service vehicles for its mobile technicians.

With the up-to-date and extended fleet, Reesink is now more equipped than ever to provide customers with an effective and dependable […]

New tool helps planners and policy makers ensure global infrastructure development is sustainable

Miriam Mendes, Programme Manager of ITRC,

By Miriam Mendes, Programme Manager of ITRC, based at The Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.

A new tool from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and University of Oxford-led Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) has been launched to ensure that infrastructure is developed to support […]

PoliceBox and Quvo available on the new Data & Application Solutions (DAS) Framework

Coeus Software joins as a supplier on the latest DAS Framework by the Crown Commercial Service DAS provides a direct route for emergency services, health and other public sector customers to procure cloud software, hardware and professional services all in one procurement Coeus Software listed in lots 1b (Workflow & Case Management Solutions) and […]

LOCAL AUTHORITY TRAINING PROVIDER BENEFITS FROM QUALITY INSIGHT

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Investment in online technology is enabling a local authority-training provider to enhance their quality improvement approach and be prepared for Ofsted.

Gateshead Council Learning & Skills, which provides community learning, apprenticeship and JobCentre Plus training, as well as family learning support and Skills 4 Life, helps more than 11,000 people a year […]

Promotion for Joe after exam success

Joe Strafford

A leading building surveyor has been promoted to head the building control team at Telford-based consultancy apT just weeks after gaining a prestigious new qualification.

Joe Strafford has been appointed to lead the seven-strong building control team at apT, the Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy.

Joe’s promotion […]

Nearly a Fifth of U.K. Public Sector Organisations Reported Over 1,000 Cyberattacks in 2018 despite using protection

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Nearly a Fifth of U.K. Public Sector Organisations Reported Over 1,000 Cyberattacks in 2018, Despite Over 95 Percent of Respondents Using Firewalls, Antivirus, and Malware Protection.

Freedom of Information request conducted by SolarWinds examines cyberattack preparedness among NHS, central government, and defence public sector organisations Over a third (38 percent) of respondents […]

Imprivata publishes new white paper on Digital Transformation in the NHS

Doctor on computer

Practical paper gives NHS Trusts insight into making Digital Transformation a reality from the Frontline to Leadership.

England – Imprivata®, the healthcare digital Identity and access management company, has published a new white paper entitled: Digitally transforming Health and Care in the NHS – A practical guide. The white paper outlines […]

Eighty Nine Percent of Organisations have Experienced a Data Breach, with Almost Two Thirds a Direct Result of Human Error Almost half of organisation’s remote workers have knowingly put corporate data at risk of a breach

Reporter: Allan Roach

Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today released new research highlighting the growing threats posed by mobile and remote workers. The research found that eighty nine percent of surveyed organisations have experienced a data breach, and human error is still the prevailing cause.

Almost two thirds […]