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Public sector voted one of the most popular careers by young people

New research of 18 to 25 year-olds has revealed the public sector to be one of the most appealing industries to build a long-term career.

When asked to rank 10 of the most common industries to work in, young people placed the public sector in fourth place, ahead of industries like legal and tech.

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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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ICO orders Serco Leisure to stop using facial recognition technology to monitor attendance of leisure centre employees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered public service provider Serco Leisure, Serco Jersey and seven associated community leisure trusts to stop using facial recognition technology (FRT) and fingerprint scanning to monitor employee attendance.  

The ICO’s investigation found that Serco Leisure and the trusts have been unlawfully processing the biometric data of more than

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UK PUBLIC SECTOR HARBOURS HIDDEN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ‘DEFICIT’

Almost all UK central and local government organisations are skipping key steps necessary to deliver successful major transformation programmes, according to new research from ArvatoConnect. ArvatoConnect provides customer experience and business optimisation services to public and private organisations.  The findings show that the majority of organisations don’t set key performance benchmarks, secure citizen and

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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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Tips for Evolving Your Public Sector Database Strategy in 2024

By SolarWinds Senior Vice President of Engineering Krishna Sai

Krishna Sai leads the engineering, technology and architecture teams at SolarWinds. He is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience scaling global engineering teams and building winning products across multiple industries. Sai has held leadership roles at Atlassian, Groupon, and Polycom,

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Tarian Technology Launches Cutting-edge Software to Safeguard Multi-level File Protection

Cybersecurity solutions firm, Tarian Technology, part of the Exsel Electronics Group, has launched a new market leading, multi-level file protection software to fully safeguard secret, sensitive or personal information contained in a document before it is shared with pre-approved intended audiences.

The new Need2Know software, has been developed for government departments handling sensitive information as

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The NHS is awash with data — how it manages it is pivotal to its success

Sascha Giese

By Sascha Giese, SolarWinds

Earlier this year, NHS England — the largest of the four public health providers in the UK — merged with NHS Digital to become the sole custodian of NHS data and technology.

The move is designed to bring responsibility for NHS data and technology expertise all under

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Why it makes financial sense to migrate to a modern real-time data platform

Martin James

by Martin James, VP EMEA, Aerospike

Data is crucial in allowing any government or public sector organisation to make informed decisions to drive mission-critical applications appropriately. Whether improving the supply chain, connecting cities for a more efficient traffic flow, to respond to terrorist threats swiftly, real-time data is the linchpin. The

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Deliver a single citizen view (SCV) to ensure under pressure budgets are efficiently spent By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

Barley Laing, UK Managing Director at Melissa

With precious budgets under significant pressure due to high inflation and belt-tightening post-pandemic, it has never been more important to ensure funds are efficiently spent.

One important way is to gain insight, a single citizen view (SCV), of those on your database. This will facilitate 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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Vodafone: Helping local government make the most of the digital future

By Claire Harris – Head of regional business Vodafone UK

When is your next bus due? How full are your local litter bins? How clean is the air where you live? How many parking spaces are available in this part of town right now? If a council can measure something, it can improve it with

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Matrix achieves carbon neutrality and lays out commitment to reach net zero by 2040, in annual ESG report

Mark Inskip – CEO, Matrix

Workforce technology and services platform Matrix has officially become carbon neutral, having offset its carbon footprint by investing in a program that also addresses poverty by creating jobs, aligning with its goal of connecting people to work.

The update came as part of Matrix’s Annual ESG Report, which

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How new technology is resolving the costly data quality issues afflicting the public sector

Barley Laing

By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

Evolving technology is driving efficiencies in processes and reducing costs across most sectors. The significant impact of this trend is quite apparent in the public sector, where budgets have fallen dramatically, or are being scrutinised. Whatever the reason – continued government borrowing,

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The importance of trust in delivering public services

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Trust underpins the foundations of modern and legitimate democracies. From civil safety and national security to upholding the rule of law, trust is vital if we’re to function as a society.

Get it right, and public trust can

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Exterro Bolsters Market Leading Privacy Portfolio with Launch of Exterro Smart Data Inventory Solution

New Advanced Data Inventory Solution to Support Privacy Teams with GDPR, CCPA, LGPD and Other Global Privacy Regulations

Exterro, Inc., the industry’s first provider of Legal GRC software, which unifies e-discovery, digital forensics and data privacy to drive successful, defensible outcomes for in-house legal, IT teams, privacy and

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Creating the digital health workforce of the future

How are trusts and health tech suppliers going to find the people they need to develop deploy and optimise critical clinical information systems in the future? Highland Marketing’s advisory board invited Paul Rice from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to outline how he has been thinking about the challenge.

The NHS is facing

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Opening Keynote Speaker for Big Data London (21-22 September 2022) announced as Zhamak Deghani – founder of the Data Mesh concept

Headline Keynote Speaker will be Matt Parker, the Stand-up Mathematician

Registration for the UK’s leading data and analytics event open now

Visitor registration has opened for Big Data LDN (London) – the UK’s leading data and analytics event, organised by RX (Reed Exhibitions Ltd). The exhibition and conference will run from Wednesday 21-Thursday 22 September

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Why effective ID verification in the public sector starts with data quality

Barley Laing

By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

As public sector services become increasingly accessible online due to the pandemic and improving technology, there has been a corresponding growth in fraud. According to the Cabinet Office fraud and error in public spending are estimated to cost the taxpayer up to

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itelligent-i wins Durham County Council contract in deal to deliver data-driven, customer-led intelligence

Durham

itelligent-i has been chosen by Durham County Council to deliver a corporate data and analytics platform to accelerate the delivery of meaningful insights across the council’s main service areas using its suite of Accelerator Analytics. The solution securely brings together data from multiple sources and delivers meaningful insights upon which the council

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