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Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

medical professionals

How can AI ease the strain on medical professionals in the NHS?

Mark Frankish, Data Scientist, SAS UK, discusses how AI and analytics can help to streamline the workload of doctors and medical professionals in the NHS and what needs to be done to implement this technology successfully.
Emergency response

Turning an emergency response into a strategic benefit using pseudonymisation

Here, Rob Fotheringham, Director of Fotheringham Associates, explains how pseudonymisation can allow organisations to utilise invaluable data received through the emergency response to COVID-19, to benefit future research and analysis.
negotiating with bidders

Authorities negotiating with bidders during COVID-19 must be transparent and fair

Sanny Yau, public services expert at PA Consulting, discusses why authorities negotiating with bidders during COVID-19 must ensure that technology is used correctly and supports equal treatment and transparency in procurements.
coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic offers the public sector a chance to ‘reset’ its cybersecurity

Alyn Hockey, VP of Product Management at Clearswift, explores how the coronavirus pandemic means public sector organisations can press a ‘reset’ button on their cybersecurity practices, and allow them to be more secure in the future.
service procurement

How much have frameworks opened up IT service procurement to SMEs?

Richard Blanford, Chief Executive of Fordway, discusses how technology procurement frameworks help organisations speed up purchasing and obtain better value services.
industry 4.0

Call for action: Better Industry 4.0 integration of SMEs

Prof. Dr. Julian M. Müller from Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, walks us through how small and medium-sized enterprises can profit from the opportunities brought about by Industry 4.0.
working from home

Let’s talk about resiliency, cybersecurity and working from home

In this insightful interview with Theresa Lanowitz, head of evangelism for AT&T Cybersecurity, we discuss the long term outlook of working from home and the need for tougher cybersecurity measures.
proactive security

10 steps to proactive security for the public sector: Part 1

In the first article of a two-part series, Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds, shares 5 proactive security methods that public sector organisations should adopt in order to protect themselves against cybercriminals.
Fax machines

Fax machines must be eradicated across the public sector

Scott Wilson, director of service at eFax, explains why fax machines are still being widely used, the problems it causes and how they can be eradicated from both public and private sector organisations.
digital transformation in the public sector

COVID-19 spearheads digital transformation in the public sector

Dnyanesh Kale, Advisory Director at 6point6, explores the possibility that COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of digital transformation in the public sector.
relationship with AI, pegasystems

Are we facing an ‘AI Winter’ or is our relationship with AI evolving?

Peter van der Putten, assistant professor in AI, Leiden University, Director of decisioning at Pegasystems, explores the 'AI Winter' and our relationship with AI.
network connectivity

5G and the next era of network connectivity

Sarah Mills, Network Operator Sector Director, SSE Enterprise Telecoms, discusses the societal and technical benefits of 5G, rural innovation, and the capabilities this new era of network connectivity will bring to businesses.
analytical datasets

A safer approach to creating analytical datasets

Pseudonymisation is a safer approach to prepare your data for analytics, argues Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director from Fotheringham Associates.
web accessibility statement

How to write a top web accessibility statement

Ross Linnett, Founder and CEO of Recite Me, explains how public sector bodies can write a top web accessibility statement to comply with the looming deadline imposed by the UK’s new web accessibility laws.
strengthening password security

World Password Day: Strengthening password security

In recognition of this year's World Password Day, five cybersecurity experts have shared their advice for strengthening password security.
drones

Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the public sector

Here, the 100% publicly owned YPO tells us what we need to know about the intriguing new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service and the wider public sector.

Innovative technology for natural disasters and other crises

Mayank Kejriwal from the University of Southern California, discusses the role innovative technology can play when it comes to natural disasters and other crises.
strain on the NHS

Intelligent automation technology can relieve strain on the NHS

James Loft, COO of Rainbird, discusses how intelligent automation technology can be used to relieve pressure and strain on the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.
casualty of COVID-19, data protection

Has data protection become another casualty of COVID-19?

Julian Hayes and Andrew Watson of the Data Protection team at BCL Solicitors consider if data protection has become another casualty of COVID-19.
cybersecurity management

Gearing up the public sector’s cybersecurity management

John Hurst, Public Sector Sales Director, CyberArk, discusses why the public sector is in dire need to gear up its cybersecurity management.

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