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Driving efficiency, saving time, and saving money – how automation can benefit the public sector

The 2023 Spring Budget depicted a further £21.6 billion in unannounced cuts to public services by 2027/28*. In line with this, we’ve seen technology budgets slashed across the sector, with NHS tech funding falling below the £1 billion mark**. As such, the public sector must find new and innovative ways to maintain the supply and

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ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN CHOOSES HUGGG TO PROVIDE DIGITAL DISBURSEMENTS TO CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Achieving for Children (AfC) has chosen to partner with Huggg, the specialist platform which allows organisations to send and manage retail vouchers at scale to those in need, to provide digital disbursements and targeted assistance to children, young people, and their families. This includes various forms of support such as weekly care allowances, general reimbursements

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SD-WANs: Are They Enough for Modern Government Enterprises?

David Trossell, CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks

The public sector continues to promote and undergo digital transformation. The drivers for it range from a need to digitalise operations, to increase innovation and agility or encourage and permit easier collaboration across different Government departments and public sector organisations.

There is also a need for

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From paper to pixels: Secure scanning in public sector digitalisation

By Kevin Dobson, product manager, Epson UK

This month marks three-years since the government first gave the order for people to work from home, wherever possible, at the start of the COVID19 pandemic.

Nobody at the time would have predicted that this simple order – enforced to slow the spread of a deadly disease –

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Investing in people always pays dividends

By Sascha Giese, SolarWinds Head Geek™

When it comes to digital transformation, one area of investment trumps all others. It’s not hardware. It’s not software. It’s not even the latest development in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

It’s people. And if public sector organizations want to deliver data-rich government services, they need to

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Managing digital expectations as pressure mounts for public sector transformation

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

With citizens looking for convenience wherever they can—from responsive mobile apps to joined-up services—public sector organisations are under increasing pressure to develop and deliver the IT solutions needed to facilitate such services.

It was something laid out in June when the U.K. Government published its 2022 – 2025

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Public sector leader joins Channel 3 Consulting

New recruit brings insights from inside the NHS Track record of delivering significant digital transformation programmes Appointment follows significant contract wins

Andy Haywood, Channel 3 Consulting

CHANNEL 3 Consulting has recruited former NHS heavyweight Andy Haywood as it continues to deliver digitally enabled transformation programmes to the health and social care sectors.

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Lyniate selected to connect Epic Electronic Patient Record in Health System in Northern Ireland

Lyniate Rhapsody will help enable Northern Ireland on its path to becoming the first UK country with a single, connected electronic patient record

Lyniate, a global leader in healthcare data interoperability, has been selected by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to provide data integration technologies for its encompass

programme—a national digital

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Why Complex Public Sector IT Needs Full-Stack Observability

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Organisations across the public sector are embracing digital transformation, and as a result, IT infrastructure is becoming more complex. On top of significant levels of legacy hardware and software to manage, the addition of various cloud-based services means IT professionals are looking after a diverse set of technologies—from

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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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Skillsoft Releases New Report Exploring 2021 Learning Trends and the Future of Skill Building

Skillsoft’s Lean Into Learning: 2021 Annual Learning Report provides data and guidance for addressing skills gaps, hybrid learning, and the war for talent

Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL), a global leader in corporate digital learning, today released its Lean Into Learning: 2021 Annual Learning Report, exploring the top challenges and opportunities facing today’s workforce, as well as

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Public sector technology predictions for 2022 and beyond

Tim Pitts

By Tim Pitts, Senior Partner at Agilisys

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 20 months has turned public sector organisations on their heads. Whilst some site that there has been a seismic shift in their digital thinking, others argue that the changes brought on by the pandemic were

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GFT: Intelligently exploiting the cloud to power the UK’s public sector, the jewel in our crown

The services supplied by the UK’s public sector, particularly those provided by the world-renowned NHS, are considered by many to be the jewel in our crown. Never before has this commitment to service excellence been more evidenced than by the way our public servants have responded to the challenges presented by the global pandemic and

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Andy Kinnear joins Ethical Healthcare Consulting

Influential digital health leader joins growing not-for-profit consultancy committed to ‘making a difference to and for the NHS’

Andy Kinnear

Andy Kinnear is to join Ethical Healthcare Consulting, a growing community interest company that is proud to be the only not-for-profit digital health consultancy in the UK.

The former chair of

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In an Age of Digital Transformation, Security Is Now a Core Competency for IT Professionals

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

While cybersecurity isn’t an immediate casualty of increased complexity, the more digitally transformed public sector organisations become, the more vulnerabilities they face. Similarly, as global workforces have recently moved to their homes, IT teams across every industry have been faced with a

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Full fibre broadband – balancing private and public investment

Evan Wienburg,

By Evan Wienburg, co-founder and CEO of Truespeed

A new year is a time for renewal and resolutions. The UK government’s plans to invest billions in infrastructure transformation in the budget on March 11 and shape up the UK’s digital economy by accelerating the delivery of full fibre broadband across the

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Imprivata publishes new white paper on Digital Transformation in the NHS

Doctor on computer

Practical paper gives NHS Trusts insight into making Digital Transformation a reality from the Frontline to Leadership.

England – Imprivata®, the healthcare digital Identity and access management company, has published a new white paper entitled: Digitally transforming Health and Care in the NHS – A practical guide. The white paper

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Digitalisation: Businesses must mitigate against new, invisible risks

“Security systems must be up to date – particularly encryption and authentication technologies”

Written by Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA Apricorn

Digital transformation is happening everywhere at breakneck speed. Each year brings a new development or a new technology that increases and evolves digital strategies worldwide. Of particular exposure to emerging risks are

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The two faces of digital transformation

As the public sector progresses beyond digital implementation to evolution, Idox shares its views on how a people-centred approach to digitisation can help organisations get more from their investments, as well as support the creation of effective end-to-end digital journeys.

The implementation of innovative technology to support smarter working, service transformation, and improved engagement has

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