Did you know: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust is set to deploy 1,800 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones across the organisation. The Z10 uses new mobile operating system Blackberry 10 which is being trialled by more than 100 UK public and private sector organisations.
March 25th, 2013

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The technology industry feels the government has failed to identify IT as a key driver of economic growth.

Budget 2013: What the chancellor said (or didn't say) regarding IT
New Services

Brighton & Hove councillors are working towards ensuring that 96% of premises have access to ultrafast broadband, with minimum speeds of 80 Mbps.

Brighton & Hove works towards ultrafast broadband, enhanced fibre optic connections

Thanks to Blue Book Online, patients can now get information about actual and expected outcomes of surgeries as well as about the risks involved

New online tool allows patients to get data on surgery outcomes

The NHS Commissioning Board will be developing existing UK Online Centres in order to get 100,000 more people to use the internet.

NHS wants more people to use the internet to manage their health

The tablet computers will be used by the children to track their progress during therapy sessions.

Govt to roll out tablet computers for children with mental health problems
New Product / Technology

20 iPads and 5 iPad minis will be trialled for six months by the Operations Wing of RAF Brize Norton. Apps being tried out include Skype and aircraft technical e-publications.

RAF Brize Norton trial iPads to reduce paper, improve communication

The Home Office wants to procure both a facial recognition engine and a facial recognition workflow capability.

Home Office plans £15m facial recognition system to detect passport fraud

An Early Day Motion has been tabled by Labour’s Glasgow North West MP John Robertson which criticises the government’s digital by default agenda.

MPs want to hold parliamentary debate on ‘digital by default’ agenda

Ofcom has reported that the average UK speed has increased to 12 Mbps but expert says rural dwellers are stuck in ‘digital ghettos’.

Ofcom reports increase in broadband speeds but expert wary of progress
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A recent poll has revealed that as many as 1.5 million adults may have come across child sexual abuse online but as many as 12% do not report it, and many more do not know how to.

Reporting online child sex abuse is simple but many ignore it, reveals poll
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