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The SABER Project has called upon the members of the EU and their regional governments to implement co-ordinated Regional Voucher Schemes to encourage awareness and take-up of satellite broadband solutions to cut the Digital Divide across Europe’s most rural regions.
Underpinned by Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, SteriaSTORM overlays real-time information about the location of emergency services resources onto detailed electronic area maps.
Socitm is to deliver nine one day workshops across the UK to disseminate learning about the information and technology implications of health and social care reforms that will come into effect from April next year.
The Government Digital Service has improved the GOV.UK search so that CMA’s cases are easier to find while the new links in the top section allow users to navigate through content by specialist area.
From October 1, all suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services.
The National Archives is making 171 First World War diaries of the Indian Infantry units deployed to the Western Front available online to download via its First World War 100 portal and tag on Operation War Diary, the online crowdsourcing project.
Vodafone UK has teamed up with the National Association of Local Councils and the Countryside Alliance to encourage more communities to apply to its Rural Open Sure Signal programme which will give 100 rural communities across the UK the opportunity to have 3G mobile coverage for the first time.
The Department for Transport has decided to close Transport Direct because it found that equivalent travel information services are now widely available online from several other sources.
Businesses supplying digital services across the European Union will be able to register for a new online VAT service from October 20. This will mean that they do not have to register VAT separately in each country where they do business.
Public organisations of all sizes depend on their site being up in order to meet their goals and deliver citizens the consistent, high quality services they expect, whenever they need it most. But how can you guarantee high availability for critical systems that cannot afford downtime?
Digital presentation technology is starting to be installed for providers to use in magistrates’ courts. Those who need to present in court will be given access to ‘ClickShare’ technology, which allows the sharing of high quality digital material held on the presenters’ own devices through a wireless link to in-court TV screens.
The Rural Payments Agency has announced a package of measures to help farmers get online for the new Basic Payment Scheme, including the launch of regional digital support centres.
MyNHS will bring together data from across the health and care system to improve transparency and will link to existing data that has already been published on topics like patient safety and public health.
Cllr Ann Schofield, Newcastle City Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Age Friendly City and Digital Inclusion said: “wwWomen will deliver a programme of masterclasses and workshops, and build a network of female-owned businesses. We are helping women to harness the digital skills they need to set up and grow their business.”
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has implemented cloud invoicing, a cloud management solution from Advanced Business Solutions as part of a service improvement and efficiency drive.