Category: Public Sector

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…

How should Infor spend the Koch $2 billion

Infor has announced the completion of the $2 billion investment from Koch Equity Development LLC . In a short press release the company said the finance would help to “accelerate innovation, expand distribution, and continue disrupting the enterprise applications industry.” The question is what will Infor do now? The press release focus on the past, indicating that…

University launches Innovation for Health

Surrey University has launched its Innovation for Health programme. It is aimed at the training graduates to work in both the health and engineering sciences. The goal is to deliver engineers who can build the next generation of healthcare devices. According to Professor Max Lu, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey: “The Innovation…

Telstra improves healthcare for Epworth

Telstra has announced that Epworth HealthCare will implement Telstra’s Patient Flow Manager (PFM). Once implemented, the solution will draw together data from across its seven hospitals and two specialist centres around Melbourne, Australia. The challenge Epworth has a fundamental goal to improve patient’s lives. Part of that is to ensure that they are able to…

Salesforce powers “Bridges to Opportunity”

Salesforce has announced the US Farm Service Agency (FSA) is to implement Service Cloud in a new program known as “Bridges to Opportunity“. FSA is part of the US Department of Agriculture which has used Salesforce for several years. Bridges to Opportunity Powered by Salesforce the new program allows FSA employees to advise farmers and…

Western Australia Government selects NEC to drive digitalisation

NEC, ATOS and Datacom have been appointed by the Western Australian Government to digitally transform their IT Services. The agreement is a major step on the digital transformation program, GovNext-ICT. It sees a centralisation of contracts for key infrastructure and is intended to end the wastage in government IT spending. In 2015, Giles Nunis was appointed…

Freedom loses freedom to GCI

GCI has announced the acquisition of Freedom Communications. It is adding the unified communications specialist to a list of five acquisitions over the last twelve months. That list includes the cloud company Outsourcery who it bought only 6 months ago. Acquiring in order to grow the business in the managed services space is not unique. Both Daisy and…