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In the second article of our series on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Neil Adams, Compliance Officer here at Eduserv, explains the first five steps to compliance that organisations should be prioritising now. Right now, you’ll be hearing from a variety of sources about the many things that you need to do to prepare for GDPR. In fact, so much so that it can ...

Delivering services better, faster, and cheaper – means the public and third sectors must find ways to reduce risk and cost of failure. This can in part be achieved by increasing staff awareness and understanding of cloud technologies, as well as planning and executing cloud transformation with the full backing of their senior leadership teams. Take our short quiz and find out ...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replace the previous Data Protection Act and considerably tightens up the rules on privacy and consent. In the first of a series of articles on GDPR, Martyn Jansen, Contracts and Legal Compliance Manager for Eduserv, explains why compliance with GDPR – although not fully required until 2018 – should be very much on the CIOs agenda ...

Supported by Eduserv, our Data Platform specialist, Victoria Holt has been conducting post-graduate research into database management. When I discovered she'd won a national award for her work, I caught up with her to find out more... You’ve recently won an award from the Open University. What was it for? The award is the 2016 AOUG Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledg ...

At this year’s annual PSE ICT conference, delegates gained valuable insight from a panel of experts on “how local authorities are approaching digital change”. Speakers included Simon Hughes of Mid Sussex District Council and Maryvonne Hassell of Aylesbury Vale District Council, who each shared their experiences of how their own organisations achieved success via two very differ ...

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 the track record is littered with failed nati ...

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.   ...

You’re probably immersed in your own processes to ensure that your company complies with GDPR but have you considered the impact on your interactions with third parties? To maximise effectiveness, get the dialogue with them started as soon as possible. Here are eight ways your service provider relationship may be impacted: Reduced data storage GDPR encourages you to reduc ...

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 p ...

I am feeling optimistic. I am new to working with Local Government - having spent the last few years running tech events, where I worked with developers, start-ups, incubation labs - anyone innovating and using tech to transform the way we do business and live our lives. I anticipated that working with local government would be a lot slower and I didn’t expect to see as much in ...

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