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Category Archives: Government

Health and social care – making the digital connections

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HSCI P2 Virtual dynamic care record

This year the government announced that £4.2 billion will be spent on bringing the NHS into the digital age – paper free, kite-marked apps, digital records, click and collect prescriptions, free Wi-Fi in hospitals and citizen access to personal records which we can control and edit. The reality is far removed from this ambition, and […]

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Infographic: Our report on local government cloud adoption

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Our recent report on local government cloud adoption paints a picture of the maturity of councils’ information management, their readiness to adopt digital methods and how far they have moved away from a dependence on traditional insourced IT.   More on local government cloud adoption Up in the Air: The state of cloud adoption in […]

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Talk Talk fine should prompt fresh focus on data protection for councils

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Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office issued telecoms company Talk Talk with a record £400,000 fine for the security failings which led to the access by cyber-attack of nearly 160,000 customer files last year. In a statement announcing the fine, the Information Commissioner criticised Talk Talk for failing in the “basic principles” of cyber-security. The case is a […]

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Harnessing the power of digital: Cloud readiness of the leading UK councils

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This article was originally published in the MJ There is no doubt that some councils are in the vanguard of organisations exploiting digital in any sector. Arguably they need to be, given the enormous pressures in the public sector to protect critical services in the face of unprecedented cuts. Recent reports suggest that some of […]

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