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Moonshot: Giving the gift of gigabit broadband by 2025

By Evan Wienburg, CEO of Truespeed

Normally at this time of year, Oxford Dictionaries comes up with a word of the year. But, in light of the extraordinary and seismic events we’ve seen in 2020, the Oxford team produced instead a whole list in their “Words of an unprecedented year” report. Along with words encompassing

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Exclusive Report: IT hinders UK public sector response to Pandemic, finds major pan-European study

 

UK public servants see biggest shift to remote working compared to European counterparts, and over half now want to continue working from home post Covid-19 A third (37%) of UK public servants say their IT hindered their ability to respond to the crisis 58% say that a remote delivery model can maintain or improve

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New Rural Economy Toolkit to support “missed opportunity” around rural relevance to UK productivity and prosperity

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) and the Rural Services Network (RSN) have devised a new practitioner-focused toolkit which is intended as a guide for “anyone seeking to raise rural relevance in the economic agenda”.

The Rural Economy Toolkit, which is being launched on 12 November ied.co.uk/news_events/events_calendar/rural_toolkit_launch, is designed to ensure that rural areas are

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South Tees signs major deal with Alcidion for smart health tech

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will embrace AI and automation, enhance patient safety, and alleviate pressure on busy staff in a new deal with tech partner Alcidion. Clinicians will use an entire new range of smart technologies and get more from existing IT.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has

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Truespeed gives Somerset schools free ultrafast full fibre broadband boost

Abbot’s Way school

With schools increasingly relying on digital technologies and cloud-based storage and services to plan and teach the curriculum as well as to communicate with parents and carers, fast, reliable internet access is now essential in education.

For community focused ISP Truespeed, pledging free ultrafast broadband for life to schools passed by

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Keeping Apps on Track: The Business Case for Application Performance Management

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

The U.K. public sector has never been more digital than it is now, and an increasing use of applications—both within organisations and for use by the general public—have allowed the sector to work more efficiently and provide better services. But, the more applications

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InfoSaaS to make its solutions available free of charge to UKCloud customers in partnership agreement

InfoSaaS and UKCloud have signed a partnership agreement that will see InfoSaaS’s data security, risk management and compliance software solutions made available to UKCloud’s customers and partners, free of charge for the an initial six month period.

UKCloud’s customers and partners can now access InfoSaaS’s solutions supporting data security, risk management and general business compliance

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Konica Minolta cloud solution plays vital role in helping Walsall Council modernise and streamline critical processes

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced that it is helping Walsall Council to deliver enhanced ICT, as part of the council’s PROUD programme, which is transforming the way public services are delivered. The council has deployed a cloud-hosted PlanetPress solution as part of its centralised communications strategy, hosted and managed by Konica Minolta.

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Weathering the Storm: Prepare Your IT to Ride the “Second Wave”

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

As the second half of the year gets well underway, and lockdown restrictions generally continue to ease, one of the main topics of concern is a “second wave” of COVID-19 potentially hitting the U.K. in the coming weeks or months. With some scientists

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Thousands of Scotland SMEs to benefit from free DigitalBoost support thanks to treble funding boost

Thousands of SMEs across Scotland are set to benefit from vital free support after the Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced that it was trebling funding for msp

The £1.5m of funding is considered a critical lifeline for helping many businesses to overcome the exceptional challenges brought about by COVID-19.

Now in its fifth year, DigitalBoost

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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 rapid

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How Digital Twins Can Transform Government and Society

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Imagine being able to design a digital version of just about anything in the real world, infuse it with data, and use the knowledge it provides to create or improve its real-life physical entity. This is the concept behind “digital twins,” which first

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SolarWinds Study Shows Converged Roles and Contracting Budgets Increase Need for Qualified U.K. Public Sector Tech Pros Across Hybrid IT Environments

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2020: The Universal Language of IT examines the evolving role of technology in business and the breakdown of traditional IT siloes Less than 25% of budgets dedicated to emerging tech, instead prioritise cloud and hybrid IT Tech pros cite need to upskill across security, APM, and non-technical and interpersonal skills

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Don’t Get Your Network in Knots: A 5-Step Plan for Government Modernisation

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Modernisation is a constant process and shouldn’t have a clear finishing point, whether it’s for the network, data centre, cloud, or IT management tools. This is necessary to ensure all systems and devices are up-to-date, functioning at the highest level and, particularly in

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