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The beating heart of innovation: how machine learning could drive patient health care

Posted by Francis White | 1 Apr 2016, 14:18 PM

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Francis White, NHS Innovation Fellow and VP sales & business development at AliveCor, gives his thoughts on innovation within healthcare. He discusses how innovation needs to be supported by technology to fulfill its potential and what the impact can be on the industry.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Apr 2016, 11:58 AM

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As the NHS is challenged with reducing spend and meeting increasing demand, the NHS has had to put innovation at the heart of its programmes to deliver better outcomes against the NHS Outcomes Framework. We look at the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) fellowship programme and some thoughts as guest blogs.

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From patient records to financial records: how Central Government is opening up

Posted by Martin Fisher | 30 Mar 2016, 09:07 AM

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By adopting an 'open sourced' Cloud solution in recent months, Central Government has not only shown a willingness to implement Cloud technologies but also an intention to move to words a more agile technology environment. In this blog, Martin Fisher discusses how one under-pressure organisation, the HMRC, needs to adopt these new technologies to deliver a quality service to clients expecting a 360-degree view of their financial information.

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HSCN: Prescribing a smooth network transition for health and social care

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Mar 2016, 09:11 AM

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The N3 network has provided the NHS organisations and employees with fast and secure broadband connection for the last 9 years. With the proposed replacement, the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), Mark Hall looks at what this means for the healthcare sector and how it can enable effective data sharing of patient records for greater efficiencies, as well as ensuring consistent security.

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Why we should let G-Cloud lead by example

Posted by Peter Nailer | 21 Mar 2016, 16:39 PM

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Having hit the landmark figure of £1billion in sales, the G-Cloud framework has clearly put cloud at the forefront of innovation within the public sector. This blog looks at that success of the G-Cloud framework discussing how it has not only benefitted the bigger organisations but also the smaller vendors working in the public sector.

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The best of both clouds: why we've launched a secure connection to the public cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 4 Mar 2016, 16:54 PM

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Recent research by Redcentric showed that a large number of organisations still have concerns about integrating on-premise with public cloud. This blog explains how Redcentric have created a more manageable approach to hybrid cloud simplifying the process whilst increasing control and visibility for IT departments.

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G-Clouds success goes beyond the numbers

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Feb 2016, 15:03 PM

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As the G-Cloud and Digital Services frameworks announce that they have broken the billion-pound barrier in sales our direct of public sector, Mark Hall, looks at the wider lessons that can be learnt when acquiring Government ICT.

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The EU-US data sharing agreement

Posted by Mark Hall | 16 Feb 2016, 14:00 PM

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With news that European commissioners have agreed to a new framework that ensures data security rights to EU citizens when their data is held by US organisations, Mark Hall discusses if this new framework should make the UK Government any more trusting of the public cloud.

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Government IT strategy: time for the celebrity treatment?

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Feb 2016, 09:22 AM

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As the Government closes the door on consultation from businesses and the public to drive Government digital strategy, Mark Hall offers up some of his own suggestions on how the Government could make sure they deliver the kind of changes and innovations that will both inspire and benefit the public sector.

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G-Clouds biggest problem? Its public sector customers

Posted by Peter Nailer | 27 Jan 2016, 11:59 AM

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Peter Nailer, Senior Bid Manager at Redcentric looks at the global recognition that G-Cloud has created and the biggest problem the framework has – its public sector customers. He looks at some of the reasons behind any hesitancy to adopting services procured through G-Cloud.

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CIOs target innovation but gaining their colleagues’ trust is key

Posted by Simon Michie | 22 Jan 2016, 12:24 PM

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Looking at recent research from CIO Insight and IDG that focussed on innovation plans found that CIO’s role are pivotal during 2016 and will be used to drive revenue growth. Simon Michie looks at the findings of this research and how it’s mirrored with Redcentric’s own research findings on UK businesses’ journey to the Cloud.

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Safety in numbers

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 11 Jan 2016, 17:23 PM

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At Redcentric we’re being increasingly asked about the differences between shared and dedicated IaaS solutions. In this blog Jonathan Birch looks at the two hosting services, the differences and how resources are assigned in a shared environment.

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Demystifying the value of the cloud for the public sector

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Jan 2016, 12:15 PM

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Mark Hall looks at the public sectors perception of Cloud and what could be causing hesitation for government organisations. He discusses ways that Cloud services can create innovation and improve services creating internal efficiencies as well as to the citizen.

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Rethinking NHS services - and driving cost savings

Posted by Mark Hall | 31 Dec 2015, 12:24 PM

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The task of modernising the NHS is a massive one made even more challenging by the need to cut spend. In this blog Mark Hall looks at how the health service at both national and local levels is finding effective ways in which they can manage the health demands of an ageing population while working smarter with their data and spend across the many departments of the health service.

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MS Office 364 not 365

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 22 Dec 2015, 11:09 AM

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Recent outages affecting both Microsoft Azure and it's Office suite not only highlighted the risk of relying on the public cloud for critical applications and data but also the risk and impact of having no form of failover solution. In this blog, Jonathan Birch discusses the use of public cloud by major organisations and why IT managers need to consider the wider impact in the event of an outage.

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G-Cloud – A Historical Perspective

Posted by Vaughan Andrews | 17 Dec 2015, 09:56 AM

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In this blog Vaughan Andrews, Head of Service Delivery at Redcentric, takes a step back to look at the G-Cloud framework as a whole. With the public sector coming under heavy cynicism for failed IT projects Vaughan looks at how G-Cloud will be viewed historically and some of the stats behind G-Cloud’s success.

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Whats in store for the legal and professional market in 2016?

Posted by Chris Bull | 8 Dec 2015, 14:21 PM

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Chris Bull, a leading advisor within the legal and professional services sector looks at the upcoming year and gives his predictions for impacts within the market for 2016. Chris gives his advice on how these legal firms can best leverage technology to a gain a competitive edge.

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Insuring your future with Cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 8 Dec 2015, 10:20 AM

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When Cloud and Cloud services first started to appear on the IT landscape it was heralded as the future for businesses. A few years later and, now the hysteria and hype has died down, a common question being asked is 'will you move everything to the Cloud?". With many organisations reluctant to move fully into the Cloud, this blog looks at how a hybrid solution is a more common sense approach to getting the best out of the Cloud.

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Navigating obstacles on the cloud journey

Posted by Mark Hall | 3 Dec 2015, 09:41 AM

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In our research that looked at CIO’s approaches and drivers to Cloud, only 2% of the public sector IT managers respondents said that they were ‘strongly supportive’ of cloud. Mark Hall looks at the Government’s Cloud First strategy mandate and G-Cloud framework that has topped £750 million in sales and looks at the strong scepticism of public sector IT managers over implementing cloud.

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Closing the NHS demand-supply gap: reasons for optimism

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Dec 2015, 12:17 PM

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With the NHS needing to meet growing patient demands and balance system efficiencies it seems a tough job with a £30 billion shortfall identified in its Five Year Forward Plan. Mark Hall discusses how the NHS can close the demand-supply gap and create more time to spend on patient care using ICT-driven improvements.

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