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Self-Driving Ops: A Reality for UK Government Agencies?

By Krishna Sai, Senior Vice President of Engineering, SolarWinds

In the ever-evolving landscape of public sector IT, complexity has emerged as a formidable challenge.

Well-intentioned technology investments like cloud services, meant to modernize government operations, are inadvertently creating labyrinthine IT ecosystems that are difficult to manage and secure. This complicated environment isn’t just an

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Circular Computing calls for global plan of action on sustainable IT  

Industry leaders including Microsoft, Dell, HP and Lenovo to meet at Circular Computing’s ‘Re: Sustainable IT Summit’ to advance the circular economy within the IT sector

IT industry responsible for 54m tonnes of e-waste and 760m tonnes of CO2 every year

Remanufacturing 1,000 laptops takes the equivalent

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Embracing the hybrid landscape

We now know that the shift to hybrid is a fixed part of the world of work today. It’s a fundamental shift in the working landscape. But, for IT professionals, some critical aspects of navigating the cloud shift exist.

Gerry Flanagan

With remote and hybrid working, there can be some significant challenges to overcome,

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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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Government Technology Made Easy: How to Better Connect With the Community

By Nadav Avni, CMO of Radix Technologies

We’ve come a long way in improving public communications via government technology. Citizens once relied on newspapers, radio, or TV to hear from their leaders. And while these means live on, digital communications have opened a new way for governments to connect with their citizens.

Nadav Avni

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SELECT warns that the competence of installers is paramount as the Scottish Government seeks to introduce new Heat in Buildings standards

Scotland’s largest construction trade body, SELECT, says the Scottish Government needs to set minimum standards of competence for installers as well as installations as it seeks to implement new domestic heating standards.

The campaigning electrical association also says that any new plans also have to take into account the capacity of the energy network

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How the Met Office Streamlined their Staffing Management issues with Matrix Workforce Management Solutions

Introduction: In 2021, the Met Office faced significant challenges in efficiently managing their agency staff utilisation and controlling their annual spend of approximately £12.5 million. With critical staffing requirements to meet and a lack of structured approach, they turned to Matrix workforce management company for solutions. This case study explores the initial challenges and

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Working at height innovation: maintenance engineers get spider power boost

Leading spider platform manufacturer Hinowa has recently launched two important new products. Hannah Treggalles, Marketing Director at Access Platform Sales (APS), explains their significant advantages for maintaining buildings and the national power network.

National spider lift rental specialist Paramount Platforms has become the first access hire company in the UK to take delivery of

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Fusion21 invites bids for £80 million Lifts Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the fourth generation of its Lifts Framework worth up to £80 million over four years and is now inviting bids from interested contractors and consultants of any size, providing local, regional or national coverage.

The framework is designed to deliver lift related works and services to

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GPSJ Interview with Natasha Phillips

The former NHS CNIO for England has joined the Highland Marketing advisory board. Here, she talks to GPSJ about her passion for transformation, the role of technology, and her mission to put nurses at the heart of debate about both.

Natasha Phillips is on a mission. “I want to bring the nursing view to

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Fusion21 names suppliers appointed to £820 million Heating, Renewables and Electrical Framework

Procurement organisation Fusion21 has revealed the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Heating, Renewables and Electrical Framework worth up to £820 million over a four-year period.

A total of 80 specialist firms – 84% being SMEs, have secured a place on the framework which is now in its fourth generation and has been setup

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An NHS first for public cloud: Homerton Healthcare achieves milestone with Sectra imaging technology

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has become the first organisation anywhere in the NHS to deploy Sectra’s enterprise imaging service using public cloud.

The deployment has shown that NHS patient imaging can be efficiently accessed from a secure public cloud environment, just as quickly as when data is stored on-premise.

This has proven important

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Peoplesafe partners with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Safety technology provider, Peoplesafe, has extended its partnership with the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Combining a wealth of expertise, the partnership will offer an ongoing holistic service to organisations, combining expert advice on personal safety strategy – including policy creation and training – with industry-leading

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Statement on Police Scotland’s Proportionate Response to Crime pilot evaluation

In response to the publication of Police Scotland’s evaluation of the Proportionate Response to Crime pilot in the North East of Scotland, Justice Secretary Angela Constance said:

“Police Scotland have consistently stated that officers in the north-east will continue to investigate all reported crimes, with every case fully assessed and given a proportionate response

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NHS Scotland’s Right Decision Service built on Tactuum technology

Once-for-Scotland project uses Tactuum’s Quris platform to make clinical guidance and policy tools available to clinicians when and where they need them

Clinicians in Scotland have easy access to clinical guidelines and validated decision support tools using the Right Decision Service (RDS), built on technology developed by Tactuum.

The RDS is a once-for-Scotland national

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Stabilising the NHS – it’s going to take a lot more than AI  

A general election is coming, and Labour is likely to win. At its January meeting, the Highland Marketing advisory board discussed what should be on shadow health and social care secretary Wes Streeting’s agenda for health, care and technology.   

A general election must be held before the end of January next year, and most

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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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SHIMPAC® | Enhancing Roadworker Safety: Easy-to-Install Solutions for Long-Term Performance

Roadwork projects play a vital role in maintaining and improving our infrastructure. However, the safety of roadworkers is often compromised due to the inherent risks associated with working in close proximity to moving vehicles. However, this isn’t the only very real threat to operative safety.

In recent years, there has been a growing concern

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Canary Wharf Group closes £84m affordable housing deal with CBRE Investment Management

Canary Wharf Group (‘CWG’) raised £84m through a forward sale of 294 Affordable rent homes to the CBRE UK Affordable Housing Fund (‘AHF’), a fund sponsored by CBRE Investment Management.

Wood Wharf

The affordable homes are part of CWG’s Wood Wharf residential development due to be completed in 2027. The residential community at Canary

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The Cabinet Secretary has appointed Cat Little as the new Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Secretary was pleased to announce last week the appointment of Cat Little as the new Civil Service Chief Operating Officer and Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Office.

Cat Little

Cat, who is currently Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury and Head of the Government Finance Function, was appointed by the Cabinet

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