Category: Public Sector

HMRC stops one million visits to scam websites

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has stepped up the war against scammers. It is claiming to have: “averted over a million visits to deceptive websites, including those which promote misleading and costly helpline numbers.” This is a significant result but it still has much more to do. HMRC’s Director for Customer Services, Angela MacDonald, said: “HMRC…

Kaspersky denies US cybersecurity allegations

Anti-virus and cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has hit back at the US government ban on its products. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security told US Government departments to uninstall and stop using software from the Russian company. In an interview with the BBC, Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the company, has denied all the claims…

Unit4 and Grant Thornton bring new dawn to finances of Malta government

Unit4 has won a major deal with the Malta government in partnership with Grant Thornton. Its relationship with the global accounting firm is clearly deeper than the announcement last week that saw Grant Thornton sign up to implement its ERP solution. The overall contract is worth €11.6m and will see Grant Thornton Malta assist the…

SpringCM gets authorised on FedRAMP

SpringCM has announced that it has achieved FedRAMP authorisation after two years within the accreditation process. The announcement is significant. It will enable the company to sell their Contract Lifecyle Management (CLM) solution into government organisations. The process ensures that the SpringCM solution meets the high security standards that US government organisations require. SpringCM should…

Infor EAM now FedRAMP Ready Status

Infor has announced that the Infor Government Software as a Service including Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) has achieved FedRAMP ready status. This has taken a little longer than probably hoped. In June 2016 Infor announced that it was starting the process to achieve the approval. At that time Infor talked about the wider ERP product but…

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…