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Pandemic: How A.I. and WAN Acceleration Can Help to Find a Cure

By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist for GPSJ

The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly throughout the world and scientists are racing to find a vaccine. Big Data analytics, data visualisation and artificial intelligence are also being recruited to track the spread of the virus. This is with the aim of helping governments

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SolarWinds Study Shows Converged Roles and Contracting Budgets Increase Need for Qualified U.K. Public Sector Tech Pros Across Hybrid IT Environments

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2020: The Universal Language of IT examines the evolving role of technology in business and the breakdown of traditional IT siloes Less than 25% of budgets dedicated to emerging tech, instead prioritise cloud and hybrid IT Tech pros cite need to upskill across security, APM, and non-technical and interpersonal skills

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WPS continues to support essential workers in critical sectors

WPS, the award-winning parking solutions provider, is continuing to deliver essential maintenance and installation work for customers within key sectors such as healthcare and utilities to ensure 24-hour availability of essential parking infrastructure.

Simon Jarvis

Simon Jarvis, Managing Director of WPS in the UK, says that while some other parking system providers have ceased

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Life Sciences Hub Wales calls for industry collaboration to fight coronavirus

Cari-Anne Quinn

Wales’ leading organisation for healthcare innovation is calling on companies and innovators from across the country to join the fight against coronavirus.

Life Sciences Hub Wales is leading industry efforts to combat COVID-19 by launching a nation-wide drive to get companies from a range of sectors working together on solutions. Having already

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Don’t Get Your Network in Knots: A 5-Step Plan for Government Modernisation

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Modernisation is a constant process and shouldn’t have a clear finishing point, whether it’s for the network, data centre, cloud, or IT management tools. This is necessary to ensure all systems and devices are up-to-date, functioning at the highest level and, particularly in

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allpay’s Prepaid Cards to Help Disburse Emergency Funds for Those Affected by COVID-19

Emergency prepaid card

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

allpay, a leading UK payment specialist, has announced a prepaid card programme has been made available to help disburse emergency funds to those affected by COVID-19. Emergency Government funds have been made available to help those in most need, and allpay’s prepaid cards can now enable those funds

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FREEMASONS VOW TO HELP PROTECT THE ELDERLY DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Freemasons across England and Wales are coming together to provide vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for care homes to protect the elderly, following health secretary Matt Hancock’s call for a “Herculean effort” to protect critical NHS staff.

The government is currently supplying 58,000 separate organisations including pharmacies, care homes and GP surgeries with PPE, which

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Police officer bitten explaining government guidelines around Covid-19

The officers arm bitten by the man

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A man is in custody after an officer was badly bitten in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Yesterday evening at around 6.40pm, a police constable was responding to reports of a man causing a disturbance on Drake Street in Rochdale, when she was bitten.

Attending officers

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Parks in a Pandemic

Jim Roberts, Director at Fourth Street, reacts to the recent controversy over the use of public parks during the Covid-19 crisis

Our public parks were both a blessing and a battleground on the first sunny weekend of spring this year.

People flocked to their nearest park for some much-needed respite from weeks of tough,

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Teesside University partners with Tees Valley Combined Authority to unveil COVID-19 business support package

Teesside University

A practical support package to help businesses through the coronavirus emergency has been put together by Teesside University.

Along with other agencies, the University is working with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to ensure a coordinated approach, helping the region’s businesses to stay resilient and to be ready to

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CEO Anne Godfrey to leave Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Anne Godfrey

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has today announced that Anne Godfrey is to leave the membership body following four successful years as Chief Executive.

Having joined CIEH in 2016, Anne delivered a significant change programme to restore financial stability, refocus on membership and the profession and ensure

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Landmarc pledge to guarantee recruitment interviews for military veterans

Landmarc MD Mark Neill

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Mark Neill, the Managing Director of Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has announced that military veterans will be guaranteed interviews for jobs at Landmarc.

Mark is himself a military veteran and feels passionately that Landmarc should match the recent commitment the Government has made to veterans in guaranteeing

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BASW calls on the Prime Minister to provide essential PPE and guidance for social workers and include as priority group for testing

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

BASW Chair and CEO issue letter to Prime Minister to support social workers

Social workers are on the front line of efforts to minimise the impact of Covid-19 across the four countries of the UK and undertake a range of statutory duties, including protecting vulnerable children and adults, supporting disabled adults and

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