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CIPFA: commercial focus vital to council service innovation A new report details opportunities to improve authority incomes by profiting from functions including back office expertise sharing; skill base and public perceptions among key challenges Services > BPO > News
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ONS mulls commercial data partnership to expand 3rd party sources
By Neil Merrett
Prior information notice looks to expand data and information that can be collected from third parties as the body looks to reform the scope of the UK Census
Public Services > Central government > News
Care integration and shared services among Socitm 2017 focuses
By Neil Merrett
Organisation sets out core areas for its research over next 12 months to build on member concerns around security and open systems implementation
Public Services > Central government > News

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Procurement

Environment Agency picks CGI to deliver new English flood forecasting system
By David Bicknell
New system under three year, £5m deal expected to help agency improve its flood forecasting capability more simply and effectively
Public Services > Central government > News
Defra announces £10m pre-tender for livestock tracking system
By Neil Merrett
Common off-the-shelf technology being considered as part of potential procurement of new system to track livestock movement digitally in time for new legislation
Public Services > Central government > News

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Efficiency

GCHQ cyber security accelerator programme launches
By Neil Merrett
Seven start-ups become first organisations to be part of government-funded programme to work closely with intelligence personnel on devising new technologies
Applications > Business Applications > News
Parole Board: digital case management switch plans on track
By Neil Merrett
Independent body aims for 90% of its members to access case information by April as part of 2017 paperless push
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Transformation

GCHQ cyber security accelerator programme launches
By Neil Merrett
Seven start-ups become first organisations to be part of government-funded programme to work closely with intelligence personnel on devising new technologies
Applications > Business Applications > News
Parole Board: digital case management switch plans on track
By Neil Merrett
Independent body aims for 90% of its members to access case information by April as part of 2017 paperless push
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Flexible Working

Motorola acquires Cyfas cloud technology for ESN preparations
By Neil Merrett
Company to provide communication system as a service in order to curb hardware infrastructure needs of UK emergency service providers
Public Services > Blue light > News
CQC backs integration approach to address care standards fears
By Neil Merrett
New report praises adult social care providers for coping with demand pressures, but plays up need for better service integration through technology
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