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Countering Cyberthreats: Becoming Secure by Design

By Charles Damerell, Senior Director, UKI at SolarWinds

Malicious threat actors are now targeting software vendors and IT vendors in a bid to hide zero-day vulnerabilities in legitimate software updates. Since today’s digital supply chains are becoming ever more complex and intertwined, these supply chain attacks now pose a significant threat. By tampering with back-end

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Public sector technology predictions for 2022 and beyond

Tim Pitts

By Tim Pitts, Senior Partner at Agilisys

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 20 months has turned public sector organisations on their heads. Whilst some site that there has been a seismic shift in their digital thinking, others argue that the changes brought on by the pandemic were ones

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IRMS Announces 2021 Awards Winners and Fellowships

Society Recognises Excellence in the Field of Information Management

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has announced the recipients of its 2021 IRMS Awards. The prestigious and highly sought-after annual industry awards recognise excellence in the field of information management. The awards were presented at a Gala Dinner, sponsored by Iron Mountain, during the

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The EPR debate

Digitising hospitals was the focus of NHS IT policy for twenty years. The job is still unfinished: so what are the options for trusts – and the integrated care systems that are planned to take over health tech strategy and funding next April? The Highland Marketing advisory board asked three leading chief information officers for

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Open-Source Database Revolution in the Public Sector

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

For years, it has been broadly accepted that the profile of open-source software as ‘higher risk’ goes against the principles of public sector technology procurement. Being free, not reputedly as safe, and via smaller vendors than the big players, has blinkered this industry to finding solutions which could

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The Pandora Papers highlight the importance of watchlists as part of KYC and AML efforts By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

Barley Laing, UK Managing Director at Melissa

The Pandora Papers have focused attention on the sometimes questionable and corrupt practises of the politically connected and super wealthy.

They highlight how important it is for the public sector to have access to international sanctions lists or watchlists from governments and regulators of persons who are

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7 Ways Teachers Can Inspire Girls into STEM learning

Dr. Jo Foster, Director of The Institute for Research in Schools, believes girls studying and working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is a cause to celebrate and not one for complacency. Rightly so. In her 13th August 2021 article for Schools Week in this topic, she suggests that the increasing success of girls

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Weathering the Storm: Why IT Professionals Are Unsung Public Sector Heroes

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

2021 has been another year of challenges for us all, and for the IT sector, the changes needed, time invested, and adjustments made to public sector systems and processes are set to shape the future for good. While private sector businesses

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Cyber Security in the Public Sector: An Increasingly Lucrative Target That Needs Better Protection

by John Price, Head of Public Sector at Check Point Software UK&I

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic with legally enforceable lockdowns to expose a demographic’s dependence on digital infrastructure. While the devastating SolarWinds breach in late 2020 made headlines around the world for its impact on corporations like Cisco and Microsoft and their

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NEW CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS TOOL LAUNCHED BY EMPLOYEE SAFETY SPECIALIST

Peoplesafe Alert

Technology-led employee safety specialists, Peoplesafe, has launched a new mass notification tool designed for instant communication with employees in a crisis. Peoplesafe Alert is a simple, intuitive app which allows organisations to send and track mass safety messages to thousands of employees simultaneously, overriding phones set to silent or do not disturb

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DOCUMENT AUTOMATION SAVES TFL PAYROLL TEAM 160 DAYS’ ADMIN TIME PA

Reflections in the glass structure of the new, enlarged ticket hall at Victoria Underground station

Transport for London’s (TfL) payroll team is saving 160 days’ administration time per year, thanks to the introduction of a secure online portal that automates the production and distribution of payroll and HR documents.

The secure online portal not

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Drone data proves impact of positive environmental messaging

Ellie Mackay, Ellipsis Earth CEO, flying drone – photo: Ellipsis Earth

The most scientifically robust litter survey ever undertaken in the UK has revealed that positive, playful environmental messaging can cut litter and reduce plastic pollution. By creating bins that had positive, engaging messaging and strategically placing them in litter hotspots a 75% decrease

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Orion Health supports Professional Record Standards Body partnership scheme

Leading shared care record and population health management provider to become ‘quality partner’ and early adopter for assessment against the core information standard

Move demonstrates Orion Health’s commitment to open systems and standards that will guide the development of shared care records in England

Orion Health is supporting the

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Putting a Value on Public Sector Data

by Richard Walker, Data and Insights Partner, Agilisys

Over the past 12 months we have frequently heard the Prime Minister declare that Government is “following the science”. At the same time, millions of us have found ourselves staring at charts and monitoring trends eager to understand the current situation. The link between the data that

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