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BUDGET: Comments and reactions sent to GPSJ

NCB statement on Budget 2021

Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of the National Children’s Bureau, said:

“The full effect of the pandemic on families’ finances will only be fully appreciated as the furlough scheme and other measures that protect jobs are wound up at the end of September. Yet this is the moment that the Chancellor

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Are you ready for the Cloud?

Reporter: Allan Roach – Advertorial

Over ninety-two percent of midsize businesses use at least one cloud-based application. And the majority of enterprises expect at least half of their management infrastructure to be cloud-based. Cloud-managed networking, often provided “as-a-service,” is rapidly growing in popularity.

What is cloud-managed networking?

Cloud-managed networking is commonly used when referring

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Viglen wins Toshiba ’Partner of the Year’ and ‘Educational Partner of the Year’ awards

From left to right: Mark Byrne, Head of Corporate, Education & Public Sector, Toshiba; Nick Offin, Head of Channel , Toshiba; Bordan Tkachuk, CEO, Viglen; Neil Bramley, Sales Director Northern Europe, Toshiba

Viglen, a British IT company, has been awarded Toshiba UK’s Platinum Partner of the Year and Education Platinum Partner of the Year,

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The Public Sector – Avoiding emergencies to help the community

But what if something as simple as the inability to access your own office space strikes at your technology and means of communication? Where will this leave your staff and those who truly depend on you?

Solid communications are at the heart of the public sector, which not only goes out of its way

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CityFibre and Peterborough seal partnership on Gigabit City roll-out

 

Peterborough City Council

 

Cllr Marco Cereste, and CityFibre CEO, Greg Mesch

London and Peterborough, 13 November 2013 – CityFibre’s vision of creating Gigabit cities throughout the UK took a significant step forward today with the official signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Peterborough City Council at a ceremony held in

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True or False? The Top Five Broadband Myths

 

Graeme Gordon, CEO of IFB

A reliable and comprehensive broadband package is essential to the public sector. There are a myriad of broadband options available on the market, offering varying contracts and deals. The choice is complex and has led to the emergence of misunderstanding and myths surrounding broadband. When working in the

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Organisational Performance Management in Public Service

Graham Manville

For many years the Third Sector was the Cinderella of the economy with the private sector and public sector basking in the spotlight and attracting the top talent. During the past 15 years, however, there has been a drive for the Third Sector to play a larger role in public service delivery.

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National Safeguarding Conference

This one-day national conference is focussed on helping Safeguarding Officers, Social Workers, Teachers, Care Workers, NHS and voluntary sector staff to become more effective in their vital roles in safeguarding children and protecting vulnerable adults.

National Safeguarding Conference – 23rd October 2013 – Coventry

Please see the link for further details www.national-training.com/safeguarding

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Rochdale Council Leader announces new ‘living wage’ for all Council workers and urges more employers to support campaign

Cllr Colin Lambert, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council said: “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay will be guaranteed for all staff at Rochdale Council”.

In line with his vision to promote a fairer and more equal society for the people of Rochdale, the minimum pay rate for council workers will now be

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Road Safety – ‘a skill for life’

Stoke road safety 2013

Education plays an important part in everyone’s lives, especially in the early years as young people move into the workplace. Key to this success is staying safe. However, it is a sad fact that road traffic incidents claim countless lives every year.

Road safety is an essential ‘life skill’, traditionally

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True Grit

With the annual 1st April increase in Landfill Tax, and publication of guidance by the Environment Agency, there has never been a better time to investigate road sweeper and gully waste reprocessing systems says George Anderson, Director of the Siltbuster Group.

Since it was brought into existence in 1996, “with the intention of driving councils

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Two Sodexo security experts have been elected to the council of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA).

National security manager Mark Death

National security manager Mark Death and Centre of Excellence development manager Jane Farrell were both appointed to the 18-strong council.

Formed over 50 years ago, IPSA is a membership body for individuals and companies working in security and associated roles.

Centre of Excellence development manager Jane Farrell

The

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Sustainability for the Rest of Us

Sustainability is a part of our working life. In our organisations, there are specialists who deal with legislation, sustainable purchasing, building management and also make the sustainability posters we see at work. As for the rest of us? Well, we tend to get told what to do by these specialists.

Being told what to do

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How Bull supported Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to Revolutionise its Approach to IT

In a rapidly moving digital economy and globalised world, governments and local authorities operate in an environment characterised by rapid economic change, rising security concerns and a more demanding electorate. As a result, they face an unprecedented challenge to deliver better and more cost-effective services to both citizens and businesses, providing the public with greater levels of accountability.

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Technology Innovation is Key to the UK's PSN Success, says The Kenton Group

Network access specialist, The Kenton Group, believes innovative technology is key to the success of the PSN (Public Services Network) Services framework, acting as a catalyst for improved working and public services across the UK. This announcement comes ahead of this week’s Public Services Network Summit

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Police swamped by child sex abuse images say experts

Despite advances in IT technology and millions of pounds spent every year on fighting child sex abuse images online, some experts say police forces in the UK and worldwide are now “swamped” by the sheer scale of the problem.

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Leicester City Council improves mobile workforce productivity and customer care with GRASP

As the East Midland’s principal unitary authority, Leicester City Council is the primary residential landlord in the area, responsible for a social housing stock of over 22,000 properties. To ensure that its properties are kept in the optimum state of repair, the Council employs a large mobile workforce of skilled trades operatives (bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters and decorators etc). This workforce undertakes all of the planned and reactive maintenance and renovation work on the properties, with job allocation and scheduling organised on a daily, and potentially, real-time basis.

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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust first to implement CSC's complete next-generation pathology suite

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust will be the first to implement the full suite of CSC’s next-generation laboratory products to help meet the evolving demands and requirements of a modern pathology service.

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The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Report: A prescription for change?

Robert Francis QC’s inquiry into the appalling failures in care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust follows in the footsteps of some forty previous inquiries into the NHS in the last four decades – a point which he made in his opening address to the Inquiry. He also noted that his inquiry was investigating many of the same areas which the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry considered in detail some ten years earlier. He was clearly conscious of the danger of his inquiry not translating into real change within the healthcare system.

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The Revising of Educational Relationships

We live in a world that bastions the individual and celebrates specialism. Since the C18th we have been steadily outsourcing not only industry, health and education, but now, according to Hochschild’s ‘Commodity Frontier’ even our personal relationships. Whilst compartmentalising our lives may increase efficiency, it’s detrimental to our education system and our children. An effect we’re seeing as the UK slides down the OECD ranks in Math, English and Science, faces increasing swathes of ‘Neets’ and witnesses over 20,000, 14 year olds migrating away from formal education.

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