Category: Public Sector

Sluggish online growth raises questions for GPs servicing NHS England

The results of the NHS England’s latest GP Patient Survey are just out. Jointly published with Ipsos MORI the survey, conducted between January 2017 to March 2017, “provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services”. Given the focus on digital transformation we have witnessed in other…

Liberty to challenge Snoopers’ Charter in the High Court

The High Court has granted Liberty, the privacy advocate, leave to challenge the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA). The Act, colloquially known as the Snoopers’ Charter allows the UK government to conduct mass surveillance on communications and internet data. Liberty has built its case based on a successful challenge at the European Court of Justice to…

Infor teaches to success in France

Infor has announced that it has partnered the University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD). The announcement is part of the wider Infor Education Alliance Program (EAP). This program now has initiatives across the ASEAN region in China, India, Korea and recently in Thailand. Infor also recently announced Manchester Business School in the UK had signed…

EU aims Blockchain4eu at non-fintech and SMEs

  The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs (DG GROW) have launched a project under unlovely and gimmicky title of: “#Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations” (Blockchain4eu). This will run until February 2018. The project is intended to be forward-looking. According to the European Commission it will explore…

Blockchain Research Institute snags governments

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has extended its public sector support. The syndicated research program, of over 40 projects on the strategic implications of blockchain, has snagged the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto to be members Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Government of Canada…

SAP transforms police force

SAP has announced it has completed the implementation of SAP Investigation Management for Public Sector to transform the Slovak National Police Force. The solution was implemented for the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo vnutra SR). What is the Investigation Management platform The Investigation Management platform has four key deliverables for customers:…

BlackLine for UK Government

BlackLine has announced the availability of its software on G-Cloud 9. The successful application will mean that over 36,000 public sector organisations are able to purchase the financial automation software from the Digital Marketplace. The minimum term for any agreement is 36 months. BlackLine deliver four solution sets that public sector organisations can purchase. These…

“Loneliness in older adults has been described as ‘your world dying before you do'”

The IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) has published a fascinating report:: “Loneliness and the aging population – how businesses and governments can address a looming crisis“. It is recommended reading, irrespective of the conclusions, for its ability to eye open. Its publication follows on from the United Nations’ expectation that, by 2050: Japan and Germany…

Blockchain continues to earn Fed and BoE interest

The significance of blockchains is gaining greater central bank attention. Consider the following recent quotations from Mark Carney (Governor of the Bank of England), Janet Yellen (Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) and Neel Kashkari (President of the Minneapolis Fed.). “New technologies could transform wholesale payments, clearing and settlement. In…

New dawn for Salesforce with IL4 for DoD

The US Defence Information Systems Agency and DoD have granted Salesforce Government Cloud a provisional authorisation at Impact Level 4 (IL4). This means that Salesforce can be used for controlled unclassified information (CUI). It will allow Salesforce to work with US Government organisations and hold information including personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information…