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£2m invested in tackling air pollution in Greater Manchester

Air quality research in Manchester has received a significant boost with the announcement of funding from two programmes, totalling nearly £2m.

The funding was announced at the launch of two Manchester-based research projects to help tackle air pollution; the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) air quality supersite, and the Manchester Urban Observatory.

The NERC supersite

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Comment on National University of Ireland data breach to GPSJ

Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA Apricorn

In light of the news that the National University of Ireland (NUIG) has lost a USB containing student details, Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA Apricorn has provided comment to GPSJ.

Jon told GPSJ: “This breach is yet another example of user error and the risks of not encrypting

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How to make the most of the apprenticeship levy

How to make the most of the apprenticeship levy

In April 2017, legislation that presented a complete overhaul of how apprenticeship training in the UK is structured and delivered came into effect. The intention of the apprenticeship levy is to increase funding and boost the volume of apprenticeships available within the UK, both in public

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Public servants look to the future at this year’s Public Sector Show

Exclusive research published in April, carried out by the team behind the Public Sector Show, has explored the views of over 200 public servants, gauging their views of the current state of affairs in the sector and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Top of the list of concerns for those leading, delivering and managing public

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Cyber Protect: Ground breaking initiative from not-for-profit London Grid for Learning to create a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security in Education

Reporter: Steve Harrison

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) has announced Cyber Protect, its ambitious and ground breaking initiative to create an online Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security for schools. The new centre, which will sit within LGfL’s existing site, will provide the best possible protection from increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber threats.

LGfL

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Groundbreaking new offering to boost health and social care productivity

Jim Darragh CEO Totalmobile

Totalmobile and Servelec HSC launch industry leading mobile solution to improve access to patient information.

Totalmobile, the leading mobile workforce solution provider, and Servelec HSC, the leading provider of health, social care and education software, today jointly launch an important new offering to deliver significantly improved access to patient information

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The two faces of digital transformation

As the public sector progresses beyond digital implementation to evolution, Idox shares its views on how a people-centred approach to digitisation can help organisations get more from their investments, as well as support the creation of effective end-to-end digital journeys.

The implementation of innovative technology to support smarter working, service transformation, and improved engagement has

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LAMBERT SMITH HAMPTON GUARANTEES POLICY COMPLIANCE WITH WORKWIZE

Lambert Smith Hampton, the professional services organisation, has praised EssentialSkillz for its easy-to-use software which has given them automated compliance on its business-critical policies.

Lambert Smith Hampton employs 1,300 people across 34 offices. It required a new policy and training software. The system had to provide an audit trail and verify if employees had read

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OPENVIEW UPGRADES SECURITY SYSTEMS AT LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Loughborough University has upgraded its CCTV security network to increase the level of protection for the 17,975 students and 3,787 members of staff that study, work, live in or visit the campus. The project has been completed by OpenView Security Solutions (OSS), one of the UK’s leading independent providers of security and IT infrastructure solutions,

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ESSENTIALSKILLZ NOW A CROWN COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CCS) SUPPLIER

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has recently awarded EssentialSkillz a place on the G-Cloud 9 (G9) supplier list for cloud computing services.

EssentialSkillz has been successful in achieving supplier status and can now offer its compliance solutions to public sector organisations looking to streamline their online safety training and risk assessment processes.

EssentialSkillz provides companies

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LGA RESPONDS TO LGO REPORT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Responding to a Local Government Ombudsman report on its first 100 investigations into Education, Health and Care Plans, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “The number of investigations undertaken in this report is relatively small when compared to the thousands of Education, Health and Care Plans

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Kodak Alaris unveils next wave of IN2 Ecosystem to take complexity out of information capture

Four casual-dressed persons working together on a new idea at the table.

Reporter: Allan Roach

Kodak Alaris is expanding its information capture ecosystem, delivering on the promise of digital transformation for businesses and governments around the world. The global solution provider is hosting customer and partner events in all regions this week to unveil

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Top Deloitte Business Award for Me Learning

Me Learning directors celebrating their win

Online training expert, Me Learning, has been announced as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2016. Featuring rising technology companies across the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, the figures reveal Me Learning in a credible 360th position.

Rankings

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Frameworks: a victim of their own success?

Mark Hall

By Mark Hall, public sector director at Redcentric; and Peter Nailer, senior bid manager at Redcentric

From vehicle hire to laundry services to enterprise technology – there are now countless purchasing frameworks for almost anything the public sector needs to buy. Take the Digital Marketplace, specifically covering technology. The several frameworks

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