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New State of Physical Access Control Report from HID

Five top technology trends in physical access control – looking ahead

HID, a worldwide leader in trusted identity and physical access control solutions, announces the 2024 State of Physical Access Control Report, identifying five key trends that are shaping the future of access control.

Produced by IFSEC Global in partnership with HID, the report

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Lincolnshire County Council streamlines both long and short-term highways maintenance with Confirm enquiry forms

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Lincolnshire County Council (LLC) needed to improve and expedite its operational and financial highways management processes, from initial defect reporting through to completion confirmation of the final repair. Over five years, the council saved more than £1.5m after using Confirm to replace old office systems. The council also saved more than £3m of

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Government Technology Made Easy: How to Better Connect With the Community

By Nadav Avni, CMO of Radix Technologies

We’ve come a long way in improving public communications via government technology. Citizens once relied on newspapers, radio, or TV to hear from their leaders. And while these means live on, digital communications have opened a new way for governments to connect with their citizens.

Nadav Avni

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How the Met Office Streamlined their Staffing Management issues with Matrix Workforce Management Solutions

Introduction: In 2021, the Met Office faced significant challenges in efficiently managing their agency staff utilisation and controlling their annual spend of approximately £12.5 million. With critical staffing requirements to meet and a lack of structured approach, they turned to Matrix workforce management company for solutions. This case study explores the initial challenges and

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Peoplesafe partners with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Safety technology provider, Peoplesafe, has extended its partnership with the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Combining a wealth of expertise, the partnership will offer an ongoing holistic service to organisations, combining expert advice on personal safety strategy – including policy creation and training – with industry-leading

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Enterprises’ Lack of Strong Data Foundation Hinders Wide-Scale GenAI Adoption

Syniti and HFS Research report shares insights on how to increase data quality and reliability to help unleash full potential of GenAI

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, today announced the results of a study developed with HFS Research to help organisations understand the value they can derive from their generative AI

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Reinventing Local Authorities To Leverage Transformative Ability Of Software

Local authorities across the country are struggling to fully embrace the use of software to improve efficiency, streamline operations and optimise decision-making. Historically, new software has been introduced to a process or system that has been used for decades. Bolt on approaches can work but in recent years, across the public sector, there have

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Understanding DORA: Navigating the Digital Operational Resilience Act

“What is the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), and what will be the impact on your business?” asks Claire Agutter as she discusses the new DORA regulations.

Claire Agutter

The watchdog organisation, Which?, has warned about the consequences of transitioning to digital payments, highlighting that many financial institutions report failures and outages daily. While

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Setting higher lifesaving standards in public parks and outdoor leisure with wind and solar power

The Northamptonshire Sport installed solar and wind powered defib cabinet at Northampton Bike Park.

Turtle Defib Cabinets, which has a long partnership history with local authorities, emergency services and non-profits, has designed and engineered the UK’s first solar and wind powered defibrillator and bleed control cabinet. Northamptonshire Sport, one of 43 non-profit Active Partnerships

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Review of electronic purchase cards

The findings of an internal audit review into the use of Scottish Government electronic purchase cards (ePC) have been published. 

The review was commissioned by the First Minister following the public release of significant amounts of ePC spending data in August.  

The review was undertaken by

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The Importance of Public-Private Partnerships for Cybersecurity

SolarWinds Vice President, Government Affairs Chip Daniels

In early December 2020, nation-state threat actors exploited SolarWinds software in an unprecedented cyberattack – an event known today simply as SUNBURST.

It shone a light on the concerning new reality for the software industry – that previously unforeseeable attacks were becoming increasingly sophisticated, striking at

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HID Wins Contract to Provide Finland with New Drivers’ License and European Second-Generation Smart Tachograph Card Solution

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North Herts Council rolls out TechnologyOne’s full SaaS ERP suite

North Herts Council (NHC) is set to revolutionise its operations and enhance service delivery with the adoption of TechnologyOne’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite. 

The comprehensive solution encompasses financials, supply chain management, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), and Corporate Performance Management (CPM), establishing North Herts Council as a pioneer in digital innovation within

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Building on the digital foundations of local and central government

By Nicola Williams – Sales Manager at Epson UK

It’s just over a year since the UK Government launched its Digital Strategy in June 2022, with ministers heralding the policy as a “vision for harnessing digital transformation and building a more inclusive, competitive and innovative digital economy”.

Beneath the bold statement, the government’s policy

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Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service Selects Motorola Solutions’ Command Centre Technology

New solution unifies real-time data to inform incident response and improve frontline and community safety 

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has selected Motorola Solutions’ (NYSE: MSI) command centre technology, including Control Room Solution (CRS), to strengthen the service’s call handling and emergency dispatch. The solution will help to increase the speed, effectiveness and

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How to know your citizens (KYC) and prevent fraud

Autumn 2023 Cover story – by Barley Laing, UK Managing Director at Melissa

Barley Laing

The public sector has long been considered a soft target by fraudsters. This is backed up by data from the Cabinet Office which highlights that fraud and error in public spending are estimated to cost taxpayers up to £51.8

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Tarian Technology Announces Partnership with Ploughshare to Bring Revolutionary Cybersecurity Products to the Market

Tarian Technology, a Wales-based provider of cybersecurity solutions and commercial spin-out of Exsel Electronics, announces today a ground-breaking licensing agreement with Ploughshare, the commercial face of the UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Labs (Dstl), for the use of game-changing cybersecurity products.  

The partnership brings together years of work between Exsel Electronics and

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By Futureproofing Outdoor Lighting, Zhaga Promotes a Circular Economy

A circular economy is an economic system that aims to limit the consumption of resources and materials and avoid landfilling waste. At Zhaga, the global lighting-industry consortium with the mission of standardising the interfaces of components of LED luminaires, we call this market framework ‘circularity lighting’.

“Circularity lighting encompasses products and systems that support the

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ScannX launches in the UK with D&H General Trading partnership agreement

CZUR M3000 V2 – Pro Professional Book Scanner

ScannX software will add new, breakthrough functions to CZUR’s overhead scanner to offer affordable book scanners designed for UK libraries.

D&H General Trading Ltd, a leader in the distribution and support of CZUR overhead scanners in the UK and thirteen European countries; and ScannX, Inc.,

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UK sets out its credentials to become an AI superpower

By Sascha Giese, Solarwinds

Rishi Sunak spoke recently about his ambitions to make the UK an AI superpower. Opening London Tech Week the Prime Minister said the UK was an island of innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, synthetic biology, and semiconductors.

But he acknowledged the UK’s position as a tech

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