Innopsis to champion “safer” information sharing in the public sector


The rebranded and relaunched PSNGB group, a trade association for those using the Public Services Network, is diversifying its digital approach – as well as supporting the PSN it will also focus on ‘driving innovative information sharing’ in the public sector.

Innopsis said that there is a growing need in the public sector for more effective and safer information sharing, which it will champion.

The group expects increased, secure information sharing to transform the public sector and represents a “huge, largely untapped opportunity” for the UK’s public sector.

It plans to collaborate with suppliers and bodies in the public sector so that existing commercial services can facilitate safe information sharing, which Innopsis believes will create a more efficient public service.

It views the PSN as the ideal ‘common trusted network’ for the sector to implement information sharing programmes and drive the need for greater efficiency and cost reductions in the public sector.

Information sharing will be facilitated through greater understanding of and use of the internet and mobile technologies with suppliers and the wider public sector.

Phil Gibson, chairman of Innopsis said, the rebranded organisation “will build upon the progress PSNGB has made in driving forward adoption of PSN throughout central and local government.

PSN provides a common set of technical and commercial standards together with a Service Management structure to deliver end-to-end service assurance in a multi-customer, multi-supplier environment.

PSN services will continue to be delivered using the new Network Services framework. This new framework, developed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in consultation with Innopsis, offers more flexibility and greater choice of both services and suppliers to the public sector marketplace.”

In addition to its goals regarding the PSN and information sharing, Innopsis is aiming to be the voice for “large and small suppliers alike” to shape future frameworks and future public sector procurement.

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