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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
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DH seeks ambulance mobilisation services in £14.4m deal as ESN looms
By David Bicknell
Tender covers plans to roll out integrated control room and mobile data vehicle solution for NHS ambulance services, including potentially Wales and Scotland
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Central Government

ITSM in 2030 likely to have dropped the ‘IT’
By David Bicknell
Forthcoming AXELOS study mulls future of IT service management and role of ITIL in 2030
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GDS: by the numbers
By David Bicknell
The Government Digital Service has made its mark on Whitehall and beyond, making digital transformation part of the departmental conversation. Here are some key statistics on its evolution
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Local Government

ITSM in 2030 likely to have dropped the ‘IT’
By David Bicknell
Forthcoming AXELOS study mulls future of IT service management and role of ITIL in 2030
Public Services > Central government > News
GDS: by the words
By David Bicknell
The Government Digital Service celebrates its fifth birthday today. Its digital influence has spread beyond Whitehall into the wider public sector and even around the world. What has it achieved? And where does it go next?
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Healthcare

Public sector CFOs see digital technology adoption as top strategic priority
By David Bicknell
EY survey of finance chiefs also highlight need to drive cost efficiencies, possibly through automation or outsourcing; technologies cited include blockchain and data analytics
Public Services > Central government > News
CCS awards PEPPOL access point services contracts
By David Bicknell
£52m framework is expected to help drive down transaction costs, particularly in the NHS, which has committed to PEPPOL adoption across all trusts
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Police

Home Office details further £26m in police innovation funding
By Neil Merrett
Latest tranche of funds outlined in 2015 Spending Review will aim to support projects including data analytics lab and national function to streamline DNA results
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The Met nabs Microsoft for its UK data-centres
By David Bicknell
Metropolitan Police Service to store body-worn video content from its Evidence.com site in Microsoft’s UK data-centres on the Azure platform
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Education

Academic researchers worry about their open data knowledge
By David Bicknell
Figshare survey highlights widespread adoption of open datasets – but also raises questions from researchers over data sharing, licensing conditions and the costs of making data open
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Public sector fails to support digital transformation with cloud
By David Bicknell
Survey argues public sector execs see digital transformation as biggest challenge of the coming year - but many are failing to prioritise cloud initiatives
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National Security

UKHO sets course to find new CTO
By David Bicknell
MoD trading fund’s key technology role will carry £100,000 salary
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MoD’s plan to implement new contracting system falls back on paper processes
By David Bicknell
Delayed contracting, purchasing and finance system that should have gone live on November 18 will now be “made available” to users on December 5
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Geographical Information

Welsh Government to update digital action plan in early 2017
By Neil Merrett
Cardiff Bay looking to overhaul transformation plans currently being overseen by the country’s first ever chief digital officer, Caren Fullerton
Public Services > Devolved > News
Glasgow mulls Edinburgh’s landmark CGI deal as prime option to replace ACCESS
By David Bicknell
Outline business case planned for February 2017 as Glasgow looks set to piggyback on Edinburgh's CGI relationship
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Justice

Sopra Steria awarded transitional two year probation ICT services deal
By Neil Merrett
Ministry extends existing relationship with Sopra Steria with contract to support technology needs of probation services in England and Wales as it looks to move to common MoJ ICT infrastructure
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Deloitte chosen to support NOMS cloud managed service needs
By Neil Merrett
Contract valued at £4.2m aims to support digitisation and network aims for prison and probation service transformation, as well as the replacement of existing NICTS contract with HPES
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Transport

Milton Keynes: more evidence needed to drive smart city investment
By Neil Merrett
MK strategy director says case studies are needed to improve prospects for smart and IoT public sector initiatives; standards and regulations also vital says Jos Creese
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Highways England launches data-led severe weather planning system
By Neil Merrett
Agreement with Civica valued at £5m will combine fleet management technology and weather data to better prepare and manage against adverse conditions on UK roads
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