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Using open source software can boost GDP

Sep 24, 2021
Open source software boosted the European Union’s GDP by between €65bn and €95bn in 2018, a new report published by the European Commission on Monday (6 September 2021) has shown, but warned that the EU should do more to actively promote open technologies. “Open source offers a greenfield...

New strategy points to public sector role in boosting AI in UK

Sep 24, 2021
The public sector will have key roles to play as a buyer and exemplar in developing the UK’s capacity in artificial intelligence, according to the new National AI Strategy, writes UKAuthority. A new strategy has been submitted to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media...

“Getting the Job Done in Public Procurement During Covid-19”

Aug 20, 2021
The Institute for Public Procurement is a member forum that supports public procurement practitioners to make a positive difference at work, in their communities and in the world. It has just released “Getting the Job Done in Public Procurement During Covid-19” — the results of several...

Public sector technology procurement UK

Aug 20, 2021
As the UK public sector attempts to build back better post-pandemic, new Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), negotiated by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) throughout 2021/22 are helping customers get the best possible technology deals to help with their digital transformations, writes Open Access...

Council is first to tackle cybercrime head on

Aug 13, 2021
A county council in Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, is the country’s first local authority to make cyber resilience a must-have for all businesses it tenders with. Partnering with the Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales (WCRC), it is now asking organizations that tender for goods, services or works to, or...

Governments invest in new digital procurement tech

Jul 22, 2021
Tech providers are reporting recent growth for digital procurement services at state and local levels. e-bidding procurement platform for state and local governments DemandStar, for example, recently said it had gained 200 new clients in the first half of this year, which already equals the number...

Public sector next to adopt open innovation

Jul 22, 2021
Open innovation, which focuses on posing a question or a problem and inviting companies to solve it, is a growing trend, mainly embraced so far by large companies but increasingly by smaller ones too. But progress of its use has been slow by the public sector, especially by the military or the...

SMEs to spend $90 billion on cyber-security in 2025

Jul 22, 2021
A new report has found that spending on cyber-security among the world’s small and mid-sized enterprises will grow by more than €25 billion ($30bn) in the next four years. The worldwide figure by 2025 will stand at €76 billion ($90bn), with managed security services making up one-third of...