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Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook
Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store . The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook...
28 Mar 2013
Public Sector case studies for Budget day
Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor's speech, We've compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving... How to save money and... ...reduce carbon footprint...
20 Mar 2013
Primary care providers at the table in Health IT decision making
Today we thought we'd share this great post with you from our Senior Director of Worldwide Health , Bill Crounse (based in the US - hence the thanksgiving reference!). Not only does it bring us news from healthcare IT in the states, it's particularly relevant as it mentions how NHS Trusts are to control...
19 Mar 2013
Set free your health teams with the revolutionary Office 365
Flexible working (aka Anywhere Working) is a huge theme in UK healthcare. This covers a broad spectrum of topics including cloud, BYOD (bring your own device), platforms, IT infrastructures - all the way through to telehealth/telemedicine. The vision of healthcare professionals roaming hospital wards...
27 Feb 2013
Council revolutionises collaboration with services using new business management software
Plymouth City Council is facing a big social challenge - a 16-year life expectancy gap between the east and west of the city. Addressing this issue requires all services - including social and health care, policing, and housing - to work closely together. To achieve this, the council needs to update...
15 Nov 2012
What's cloud computing all about? We have the perfect guide...
In the middle of the 1990s the Web emerged and a whole generation of Internet-facing Web applications, both Internet and Intranet, were built using HTML and Web servers. Web technologies remain a core model in developing applications today. In the early 2000s Web services and SOA (Service-Oriented...
21 Sep 2012
EMAS uses Lync teleconferencing to accelerate service transformation
For anyone who still thinks teleconferencing is a feelgood application with little underlying value, here’s a salutary lesson from the East Midlands, where the technology is helping to create a consultative environment in which seismic change can still power forward. Plus, thanks to Office 365...
10 Aug 2012
The hype about Skype in healthcare
As television programmes go, we are faced with a wealth of choices these days. It's almost information overload! One of the few, really informative programmes which I like watching though is Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. Perhaps 'informative' is not quite the right word to use as maybe it suggests...
12 Jul 2012
DocCom seminar event review - 9th July 2012
It was a very interesting morning in the DocCom seminar at our Cardinal Place office, London. A room full of clinicians and other healthcare workers had gathered to discuss the new DocCom social network platform and current key IT-related issues affecting healthcare professionals. It was a great mix...
9 Jul 2012
MyHealthBox – a first for mental health care
Guest blog: Mike Denis, Director of Information Strategy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Today, Tuesday 15th May, Health Minister Lord Howe officially launches MyHealthBox , the world’s first patient-held electronic health record in the field of mental health. It’s...
15 May 2012
Cloud computing - Infrastructure v platform (as a service)
In this post we will compare and contrast 'infrastructure and platform as a service' delivered from public cloud. Infrastructure as a service delivers raw compute power in the form of virtual machines. Organisations can go to an IaaS provider and request a number of virtual machines, say a hundred...
19 Mar 2012
Cloud computing - software as a service
In the previous post we looked at Infrastructure (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), in this post we will look at Software As A Service or SaaS. The service provider manages everything up to and including the application itself. As a customer you get to configure the application for your use. A...
9 Mar 2012
Unlock the business value of information – Free webinar with the Register
OK, this isn't technically aimed at just a health-related audience but those of you working in healthcare might find this free webinar appealing (we hope you do)... ---------------------------------------------- Information is one of the most important assets of public sector organisations. Unlocking...
29 Feb 2012
Cloud Computing - Why Cloud?
Over the coming weeks, we have invited our colleague and cloud expert Nick Umney from Microsoft's UK National Technology Office, to post a series of blogs on all things cloud. These weekly blog posts will also touch upon the following topics as the series continues: delivering IT as a service ...
24 Feb 2012
xpoint®: making the search for NHS efficiency… more efficient
The NHS is not just the UK’s largest employer; it’s also one of the most dispersed. In the hunt for savings and efficiencies, then, how can lessons learned in one corner of the NHS labyrinth be shared in a timely fashion with other colleagues? Sally Whittle finds a new solution already gaining...
9 Feb 2012
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