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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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National Infrastructure Plan Response – Management Consultancies Association welcomes the plan but laments “Missed Opportunities”

The Government’s latest refresh of its National Infrastructure Plan has been welcomed by MCA Think Tank Director, Paul Connolly. However, Connolly expressed some disappointment at the lack of ambition in some of the recommendations.

“The Government’s focus on infrastructure after decades of neglect is very welcome. Yet since publishing its Plan for the first time

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Rule Changes In Aggregate Recovery A Golden Opportunity For Local Authority Road Waste Recycling

True Grit from Road Sweeper & Gully Waste

According to Siltbuster, leading waste treatment specialists, the newly published revised edition of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Protocol on the recovery of Aggregates from Waste is a major development for local authorities and their waste management companies, as it means they

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The Public Sector – Avoiding emergencies to help the community

But what if something as simple as the inability to access your own office space strikes at your technology and means of communication? Where will this leave your staff and those who truly depend on you?

Solid communications are at the heart of the public sector, which not only goes out of its way

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Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise

Nick van Terheyden

Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise, driving a dramatic cut in turnaround times in a struggling Histopathology Laboratory. Nick van Terheyden MD, Nuance Communications, explains how

When you combine a growing and ageing population and a healthcare system in desperate need of a makeover, you can

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Cambridgeshire County Council adopts Ipswitch File Transfer’s MOVEit to manage fast, secure, simple, audited data transfers for 4,000+ key workers

UK council works with managed file transfer consultants Pro2col to deploy MFT technology and provide a secure shared services network for local government and emergency services

London, UK – 19 November, 2013 – Cambridgeshire County Council has invested in and deployed MOVEit managed file transfer (MFT) technology from Ipswitch File Transfer to secure the

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CityFibre and Peterborough seal partnership on Gigabit City roll-out

 

Peterborough City Council

 

Cllr Marco Cereste, and CityFibre CEO, Greg Mesch

London and Peterborough, 13 November 2013 – CityFibre’s vision of creating Gigabit cities throughout the UK took a significant step forward today with the official signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Peterborough City Council at a ceremony held in

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True or False? The Top Five Broadband Myths

 

Graeme Gordon, CEO of IFB

A reliable and comprehensive broadband package is essential to the public sector. There are a myriad of broadband options available on the market, offering varying contracts and deals. The choice is complex and has led to the emergence of misunderstanding and myths surrounding broadband. When working in the

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An Invoice Automation Workflow Case Study: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT)

In 2005, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) chose ITESOFT, a leading developer of automated document processing and Purchase-To-Pay solutions, to streamline their Accounts Payable process. This forward thinking approach from OHFT was a driving factor in the evolution of their shared service centre in Oxford.

The Aim

OHFT aimed to achieve financial spend control

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National Safeguarding Conference a great success

The conference – photo Nick Edgington, Nick Edgington Photography

An important and timely conference looking at ways to improve children and adult protection took place in Coventry on 23rd October.

The National Safeguarding Conference saw safeguarding professionals from across the UK attend the event held at the Welcome Centre in Coventry. The conference included

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Organisational Performance Management in Public Service

Graham Manville

For many years the Third Sector was the Cinderella of the economy with the private sector and public sector basking in the spotlight and attracting the top talent. During the past 15 years, however, there has been a drive for the Third Sector to play a larger role in public service delivery.

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LELY ANNOUNCES FOUR FLEXIBLE FINANCE DEALS ON NEW TORO MACHINERY AND TYM TRACTORS

The economic climate might not look quite so gloomy, but it’s still tough out there. So it’s good news that distributor Lely UK has launched four flexible finance options for golf clubs and others buying its new Toro equipment and TYM tractors.

The plans are designed to help customers buy the machinery they need without

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Rada completes MOD mission in Cheshire

Rada’s expertise in delivering robust and sustainable commercial showering and digital washroom controls has been demonstrated through a project at the Ministry of Defence’s Dale Barracks site in Chester.

Refurbishment works across multiple blocks of the purpose built infantry barracks saw Rada supply a range of products including its T1 100 timed flow taps, VR2

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Anyone for Mars?

By David E P Dennis FCIPD LCGI RAF – Arachnoid Articles

 

On clear nights it is easy to see Mars, reddish and distant. The planet is around half the size of Earth and the pull of gravity is far less than on our planet. Astronauts travelling to Mars would be weightlessly suspended in what

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