Recap & Recording: Understanding the AR/VR Market and Suppliers

27 Jun 2019
Given the pace of technological and social change, we are in the midst of a transformation in the way we interact with computing machines. Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are enabling engagement with data in three dimensions and changing the way that learning and training...

Recap & Recording: How to Find Cyber Security Service Providers

4 Jun 2019
[VIDEO_0] Protecting critical infrastructure, sensitive data, and political propaganda are all driving cyber security to the top of the government priority list. As governments seek proven and innovative solutions to address the changing cyber landscape, they are looking at every potential partner...

Recap & Recording: How to Buy Agile Development & Agile Consulting Services

9 May 2019
Agile development is a hot topic today, given the pace of technological and social change. Ever since the infamous launch and crash of Healthcare.gov, public organizations have recognized its value as a replacement for traditional software development models like waterfall. But while the...

Recap & Recording: The Metrics of Public Procurement (Part 1)

28 Mar 2019
Governments around the world purchase approximately $10 trillion in goods and services to accomplish their missions, serve their citizens, and achieve public policy goals. But how do government leaders and managers, policy makers, and citizens know the money is being spent effectively and...

Implementing robotics and RPA in the public sector

12 Dec 2019
Experts from Convedo tell Consultancy.uk how RPA can benefit the public sector. Because government departmental work requires a high level of non-strategic tasks like data entry, data collection, validation, and repetitive consolidation-type processes, automation, in the shape RPA, could rectify...

Digitalisation of the NHS – Cyber security in the healthcare supply chain

5 Dec 2019
Orpheus – the UK government-accredited cyber threat intelligence company – has produced a paper on cyber security risk in the supply chain of the National Health Service (NHS). It looks at key findings on leaked credentials, suppliers at risk, gives average vulnerability scores of companies it...

The first principle of procurement – get your specification right!

5 Dec 2019
A fast-track inquiry is being held into a spending controversy surrounding the purchase of a printer, to be reported to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee in Ireland. Legislature of Ireland officials spent €808,000 on a state-of-the-art Komori printer. But upon arrival its dimensions proved...

Evolving the network platform: why closure of CAS(T) matters

20 Nov 2019
We welcome this guest post by Des Ward, director at Innopsis, the trade association for suppliers of digital infrastructure and services to the UK public sector? The recent announcement from the National Cyber Security Centre regarding the closure of the security assurance standard CESG Assured...

Seven European cities pilot solutions to be more circular

14 Nov 2019
CityLoops is a new EU-funded project focusing on organic, and construction and demolition waste. The project will develop a series of innovative procedures, approaches and open access and open source tools to embed circularity within planning and decision-making processes for construction and...

Social value is the latest frontier for public procurement and value for money

7 Nov 2019
Civil Service World has published an article on what social value means for the public sector. It explains how it interacts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to compel commissioners and suppliers to widen their positive impacts through investment, transformation and regeneration, and that...

E-procurement Enabling Procurement Transformation

4 Nov 2019
New York City and Arizona are part of a growing e-procurement trend that cuts across the public sector and commercial industry. In a case study presented by the Governing Institute and Ivalua, we take a look at how these organizations are modernizing their procurement processes for more effective...