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August 19, 2013

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A new platform based on Android 4.1 with enhanced security features is being developed for tech company Getac’s tablets by cyber security firm Becrypt and will soon be available for the public sector, including the military and defence.

Secure platform will allow Android tablets to be used by public sector
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Arcus Global has created software which it claims will change the the way council contracts are stored and managed, saving taxpayers at least £15 million a year.

Buckinghamshire Council hopes to save taxpayers £15m a year with new contracts system
New Services

In hopes of improving health literacy in the country, NHS England wants to train 100,000 people in basic online skills and has issued a tender for this worth between £200,000 and £2m.

NHS to train 100,000 people in online skills to improve health literacy

In Leeds, Citizens Online are partnering with BT and Leeds City Council to run the Get IT Together Programme, a community development approach to digital inclusion.

Get IT Together digital inclusion programme launched in Leeds

According to a survey of European public sector leaders commissioned by imaging and document management firm, Ricoh Europe, in the future successful public sector chief information officers (CIOs) will need a background in marketing as well as a solid understanding of technology.

Survey finds CIOs must learn to drive business change
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Shareholders in South Yorkshire’s pioneering Digital Region project have agreed to halt their search for a private sector partner following increased uncertainty and risk around compatibility of future funding with EU state aid rules.

Broadband company owned by four local authorities in South Yorkshire to close
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