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social value, public services

Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
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Is the future paperless for local government offices?

Is the future paperless for local government offices? No – and we shouldn’t force them to be, says Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company.
public sector transformation, government transformation strategy

Small changes: The secret behind public sector transformation

Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business argues that small changes are the secret behind public sector transformation.
new digital world

Connected growth: Catching up with the new digital world

In June, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) published its key policy position on how to deliver digital connectivity across the country post Brexit. Nicola McCoy-Brown discusses the topic here.
bench contracts, g cloud

Procurement: Making bench contracts work

David Mann, Managing Director, dxw digital shares his expert thoughts on making bench contracts work, including the UK Government’s G-Cloud and Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) frameworks.
GDS minister, simon hart

Simon Hart brought in as GDS Minister

Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, has been appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Implementation or the 'GDS Minister'.
data centre and cloud framework, cloud hosting

YPO launches data centre and cloud framework

YPO has announced the launch of its Data Centres, Maintenance Cloud Hosting and Security framework for the public sector.
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NHS launches accredited suppliers for electronic patient records

NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, to give purchasers more confidence in their route to digital transformation.
alison pritchard, government digital service

Alison Pritchard becomes interim Director General of GDS

Defra's Alison Pritchard joins GDS as Director General, beginning her first week as the department’s interim chief.
public sector connectivity

What does public sector connectivity mean today?

Paul Doe, Regional Director, MLL Telecom discusses how public sector connectivity means so much more to local councils than increased bandwidth, looking at how local government can tailor the procurement process to make the most of connectivity contracts to benefit local citizens.
fixing the plumbing

Local government should rethink the ‘fixing the plumbing’ principle

The Local Digital Declaration announced last year has laid the foundations for digital transformation across councils. One of the principles, ‘fixing the plumbing’, has now become a common catchphrase which is often used out of context.
customer-centric

The evolution of local authorities: Transforming to become more customer-centric

Propelled by new technologies and changing consumer attitudes, local government as with many other public sector services is looking at ways to become more customer-centric. Yet what does this mean in practice and how exactly can it be achieved?.
risk of data breaches, local authorities

How can local authorities minimise the risk of data breaches?

In this article, Paul Mercina explores how the ongoing risk of data breaches can be navigated and dealt with by local authorities in the UK.
face of local government

Changing the face of local government with digital transformation

Jonathan Sharp, Director, Britannic Technologies highlights how digital transformation has the power to change the face of local government.
local councils, 5G

Smart thinking: How local councils can embrace 5G 

Local councils could become a key player in the use of these emerging technologies for the benefit of the public, but how can they make this digital shift part of their long-term forecasting, and ensure that 5G projects are a success?
Procurement conundrum, G-Cloud

Solving the procurement conundrum

In recent years, it’s fair to say that the UK Government has been working harder to do more business with SMEs to level the playing field in the procurement conundrum.
pension protection, local government workers, public sector workers

Local government workers to receive increased pension protection

Public sector workers will receive increased pension protection in the event their job is outsourced, in new proposals.
Fujitsu PFU

Shaping tomorrow with you: How local government can benefit from document management technology

Andrew Cowling at Fujitsu Scanners explains how local government can benefit from document management technology, as well as his thoughts on GDPR-compliance.
local government

Increase in local government procurement in the North

The value of contracts by local government buyers in the North has increased dramatically since 2016, with £3.6bn-worth of contracts being awarded this year*, The Public Sector Solutions Expo has discovered
local government

Digital transformation and local government: Asking the right questions

Callum Sherwood, Public Sector Specialist at Freshworks provides insight into the world of digital transformation and local government and ponders if we are asking the right questions in this vein

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