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Navigating the digital frontier for local government

By TechnologyOne UK executive vice president, Leo Hanna

Leo Hanna

Local government is facing a perfect storm. Funding pressures and demographic challenges are getting worse, councils are having to pursue modernisation amid economic volatility, and they are still recovering from the disruption caused by Covid-19.  For some, this has been an accelerant to digital

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Dr Jane Brightman joins the Highland Marketing advisory board  

Dr Jane Brightman

Workforce and digital expert brings a strong social care voice to the board’s debates and guidance for the dedicated health tech agency and its clients   

Dr Jane Brightman has joined the Highland Marketing advisory board, to bring a strong social care perspective to its debates on health and care technology and

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Closing the Gap: In a turbulent economic environment, how can a more agile supply chain deliver business growth?

Claire Agutter

In the volatility of today’s international markets, businesses need to be agile and responsive and supply chain flexibility has emerged as a game-changer. “The ability of a business and its capacity to swiftly adjust supply chain operations in response to unpredictable market demands and supply-side disruptions can be make or break

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It’s time to make a pre-emptive strike on poor health

Added Health – Dr Michael Stein (left) and Prof Chris Butler

The way we deliver healthcare in the UK has to change, says Dr Michael Stein, CEO of Added Health. He explains how advances in medical research and digital technology might now transform the lives of millions and save the NHS £billions.

The

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Energy: Harvest for the world

By Graham Martin, Chairman and CEO, EnOcean Alliance

There has never been a more pressing need to husband the world’s resources and reduce global energy consumption. Developments in building automation are a promising way forward; in particular, using self-powered devices that harvest energy from the environment and manual operation.

The need is pressing. Most of

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Crisis moves apps & data to the cloud to streamline the operation of its annual Christmas campaign to support the homeless

IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, recently announced that it is a major technology partner supporting the annual Crisis for Christmas campaign to help the homeless – the 12th year it has helped the charity.

Since 1967, Crisis has supported the most disadvantaged in society at

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Greater Observability Helps Manage Hybrid IT Complexity Across the Public Sector

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

For many people, the pandemic—and the global response to this once-in-a-lifetime event—was a game-changer. The enforced and rapid move to the cloud meant carefully prepared plans for phased IT migration were thrown out the window.

Instead, the explosion of hybrid office environments left public sector IT workers forced to

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New cost of living crisis research calls for change to public sector financial support

Blackhawk Network finds four priorities local governments should consider when providing funds to people in need

Since 2020 there have been significant increases in the need for ‘alternative payment’ such as voucher schemes and prepaid cards, to deliver financial support to people in need,

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Council publishes independent report into COVID-19 response

An independent review into the response to COVID-19 in Walsall has shown that partnership working was a dominant feature, essential to meet the challenges that were presented to the community during the pandemic.

The review conducted by the Institute for Community Research and Development at the

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LGfL to bolster public sector online defences in response to National Cyber Security Centre alert to act now following Russia’s attack on Ukraine

“LGfL-The National Grid for Learning is set to bolster public sector online defences in response to the National Cyber Security Centre’s alert to act now following Russia’s attack on the Ukraine,” says John Jackson, CEO, whose organisation has stepped up its cybersecurity resilience package to include monitoring, identification, sandboxing1 and the eradication of ever-evolving threats

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Increasing children in care – the causes, the problems, and the solution

Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

By Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

Before the pandemic, Local Authorities in England were already under significant pressure, as budget cuts made the increasing number of children being put into care difficult to manage. Following nearly two years of Covid restrictions and

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Trusts to HIMSS5 by December 2023: will they make it this time?

Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new target to complete the digitisation of the acute sector. The Highland Marketing advisory board discussed the approach being developed by NHS England’s transformation directorate, and the challenges to making it work.

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ACCELERATING TRANSFORMATION IN PUBLIC SECTOR THROUGH EMPOWERING YOUR PEOPLE AND THE MAGIC OF PURPOSE AND CLARITY

Trueman Change are delighted to announce the launch of their new change methodology, derived from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – The Trueman Change Way. This is a people-first approach, created from the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and implemented into change accelerator programmes to ensure transformation can continue to happen faster and

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Seven areas of UK under serious water stress

Can government and public sector organisations do more to protect national water supplies?

Smarti Environmental, the UK’s leading waterless urinal provider, is urging government and public sector organisations to play their part in the battle against needless water wastage following World Water Day and the Environment Secretary Minister Rebecca Pow’s call for the greater adoption

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Can ‘One Login for Government’ Deliver Digital Success for the U.K. Public Sector?

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

The pace of digital transformation across the public sector has accelerated significantly in recent years, and with Covid-19 prompting a near-overnight shift to online services, the process has come a long way already. Services once requiring pages of paperwork now are fully digitised—renewing your passport or driver’s license

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Schools to benefit from ‘below-cost’ laptops for remote learning as they prepare for potential new year Omicron closures

No child is to be left behind says edtech charity LGfL

As the Omicron variant surges and schools nationwide prepare for further disruption, potential closures, and a possible return to remote teaching and learning in 2022, edtech charity LGfL-The National Grid for Learning is once again stepping up support by offering thousands of

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UK-wide medical imaging sharing system expands beyond hospitals to 500 institutions

The UK’s globally unique deployment of a medical imaging sharing system called the Sectra Image Exchange Portal has expanded to a record reach, easing the flow of important patient information beyond hospitals and supporting the pandemic response.

A UK-wide digital medical imaging sharing system, the largest of its kind anywhere in the

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Fusion boffins get new shield against COVID contamination

The MAST (Joint European Torus and Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak) experimental plasma machine at CCFE

Hundreds of scientists and engineers working on the UK’s race to harness fusion energy are being protected from COVID-19 contamination by new super-tough anti-microbial coating Touchpoint Shield.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has commissioned bio-hazard cleaning and

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Why it’s time for the public sector to verify identity remotely

By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

The pandemic, along with improving technology driving digitalisation, has seen the public sector place many of their services online.

Unfortunately, fraud has always been a big issue in the public sector – something that’s been exacerbated by services quickly going online during the health crisis. The

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Understanding the Future of IT in Defence

By Charles Damerell, Senior Director UKI at SolarWinds

In responding to the demand for better digital capabilities, defence organisations are among many across the public sector to have seen significant recent changes in their technology strategies and investment choices.

This has delivered a wide range of benefits, such as enabling the sector to cope with

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