back to main menu

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...

Roadmap lays out public sector AI priorities

Jan 15, 2021
The AI Council, an independent expert committee set up by the UK Government, says the public sector should be a priority area for AI innovation, which could be harnessed to improve services and policy making. In its new AI Roadmap report, it urges the UK Government to give civil servants a central...

UK Government creates £1bn deal to buy direct from major software vendors

Nov 20, 2020
The UK government is creating a £1bn-plus framework to allow organisations across the public sector to buy a comprehensive range of back-office software tools direct from major vendors. The framework, which will be worth an estimated £1.2bn, is due come into effect in April 2021 and will last for...

Agility is important to take advantage of changing trends in buying behaviour

Oct 16, 2020
Oxfordshire County Council in England talked to procurement analyst firm Spend Matters about how it is getting its ad-hoc spending under control and supporting the local economy. Following his talk at Amazon Business Exchange on driving best practice in indirect spend categories for the public...

Best practices for tech transformation in government

Oct 8, 2020
As governments around the world deal with the global pandemic and economic challenges, the need for digital transformation and exceptional government customer experience (CX) has never been greater, writes Forrester. In its latest report, it discusses best practices for ‘customer-obsessed’...

Cloud adoption by the public sector – use and aspirations

Aug 6, 2020
The need for the public sector to embrace the cloud and other technologies has long been an issue. The public sector consists of vital organisations that are still hugely reliant on legacy solutions and processes, most of which are aware of the benefits digitisation can bring. In a public sector...

Are Drones in Ports and Shipping: the next big market for the industry?

Jul 30, 2020
An article in dronelife asks whether drones in ports and shipping are the next big market for the drone industry, as the UK’s Associated British Ports (ABP) moves from a drone pilot programme to drone operations. The ABP, PwC, Aerodyne Group project to use drones to bring value to asset and...

Tunga launches new e-learning platform for software developers in Africa

Jul 9, 2020
Social enterprise Tunga is creating more opportunities for African software developers. The Dutch company has launched a new e-learning platform that is freely accessible to all tech talent in Africa. The Tunga Academy offers free online courses for African tech talent and is part of the...

Market Intelligence is your superpower. You can be a superhero, too!

Jun 24, 2020
A hunt for an Indian saree on the streets of Delhi, economics and government procurement intersect to give us the insight we need to improve government procurement    I was rushing out the door, headed to catch a late evening flight to India. My wife would be holding down the fort at home...