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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...

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...

Introducing the My GovShop Dashboard

Feb 24, 2021
The free My GovShop Dashboard was launched January 2021 and is the newest product feature from GovShop.com. Designed to help further reduce the barriers to entry into the government sector by helping businesses discover, follow, and monitor government opportunities across federal, state, and local...

NHS Wales to join the drive for adoption of GS1 standards

Jan 15, 2021
GS1 UK is a community of more than 42,000 members working in areas such as retail, foodservice and healthcare. It is one of 115 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. It helps everyone involved in making, moving and trading goods to automate and...

AI4Cities has launched Request for Tenders

Dec 11, 2020
Six European cities and regions — Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Île-de-France, Paris Region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) — have developed ambitious strategies and policy plans to become carbon neutral by at latest 2050. AI4Cities, an...

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge turns one

Nov 20, 2020
The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) is now a year old — it began as a community of like-minded procurement people from industry, academia and third sector who are committed to embedding sustainability into their procurement practices — and its ranks are growing. More than 2000 procurement...

One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement Programme

Oct 16, 2020
The One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) programme is a voluntary global multi-stakeholder partnership in which various parties – governmental, non-governmental, public and private, agree to work together in a systematic way with the aim to promote and accelerate the...

Defence: UK up 44% in number of cybersecurity firms

Oct 8, 2020
Forces.net explains that new data shows the UK has averaged second place in the global defence exporter rankings on a rolling 10-year basis (2010-2019). That makes it the biggest in the world after the US. The data has been released by UK Defence and Security Exports and compiled in conjunction...