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Why ‘Year Zero’ isnt going anywhere

Posted by Glenn Temple | 28 Mar 2017, 14:36 PM

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With WikiLeaks publishing the first of a series of leaks, called ‘Year Zero’, on the CIA we take a look at cyber security, the importance of it between a government and its citizens and the impact of the growing value of Bitcoins on cyber-attacks.

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Infrastructure Transformation across the NHS

Posted by Phil Moore | 23 Mar 2017, 10:56 AM

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Technology underpins every part of the NHS’ transformation. From enabling better patient-provider relationships through to streamlining operations, from sector-specific applications to industry standard components, technology plays the central role in the NHS’ digital transformation. And that’s part of the issue.

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Internet of Things to revolutionise retail

Posted by Simon Michie | 20 Mar 2017, 15:51 PM

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One of the key goals for retailers has always been to create a seamless customer experience. In this blog, Simon Michie looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the forefront of retail innovation and how this will result in an improved customer experience.

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Why HSCN is better than N3

Posted by Mark Hall | 16 Mar 2017, 09:37 AM

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In this blog, Mark Hall explains how HSCN is designed to enable regional collaboration, provide flexibility and increase reliability for health and social care organisations. He also explains how HSCN is better than N3 to increase the efficiency of health and care organisations.

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Businesses beware of G-Cloud rogue traders

Posted by Peter Nailer | 8 Mar 2017, 10:15 AM

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In this blog, Peter Nailer explains how government set up the G-Cloud Framework to ease the strain of IT procurement for public sector organisations. He also explains how consultancy firms seem to be acting like rogue traders who left businesses without any type of support or guidance when G-Cloud contracts get expired.

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Integrated Care and Social Care

Posted by Phil Moore | 23 Feb 2017, 09:56 AM

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With changes in the way NHS care is being delivered, Phil Moore discusses how the NHS are moving towards an Integrated Care and Social Care approach. He looks at how sharing data ultimately leads to sharing insights to drive a more cohesive service and increased care to patients.

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Waving goodbye to cash?

Posted by Simon Michie | 15 Feb 2017, 10:40 AM

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In today’s rising online payments and increasing numbers of way to pay without using money we look at how technology is impacting retailers and society as cash is used less.

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Improving Patient Engagement in the NHS

Posted by Phil Moore | 9 Feb 2017, 11:34 AM

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The NHS is moving to a self-service model for patients - to streamline services and also improve the overall patient experience. Technology has the power to change the experience for patients at each step of their health journey. This blog looks at improving patient engagement in the NHS.

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Law & Order: Whats next for legal firms in 2017?

Posted by Simon Michie | 7 Feb 2017, 11:34 AM

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Most business cite developing new revenue streams and increasing productivity as major challenges they are trying to overcome in 2017 however this is not the case within the legal sector. Our research into the IT use of 150 law professionals showed that most see an improved client experience as the key challenge they are aiming to overcome in the year ahead. This blog discusses the findings of this research in more detail.

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Digitising the NHS and connecting to AWS

Posted by Anton Murphy | 31 Jan 2017, 09:29 AM

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As hybrid and public cloud demand rises Redcentric will be continuing to help healthcare organisations to leverage AWS Cloud. Redcentric will be helping AWS customers that require N3 connectivity when consuming public cloud services.

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Why cybersecurity for the NHS is critical

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Jan 2017, 11:52 AM

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The NHS is currently facing the second highest number of cyber security related incidents on record. As patient data is becoming increasingly more valuable to criminals and the rate at which attacks take place continues to grow, cyber security is now as critical as ever.

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Why the insurance industry will be investing in their customers in 2017

Posted by Simon Michie | 17 Jan 2017, 10:08 AM

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Following a survey done across the insurance industry an overwhelming number cited that they will be focusing on improving customer experience, a key factor for any insurers profitability and growth plans. Simon Michie discusses how insurers can meet these business challenges and stay ahead of their competition.

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HSCN: Hear all about it

Posted by Phil Moore | 13 Jan 2017, 11:15 AM

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Later this year many organisations will be starting the transition from the NHS's N3 network to HSCN. In advance of the move to the new network Phil Moore, Redcentric's NHS Account Director, looks at the drivers for the move.

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What should businesses be investing in during 2017?

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 21 Dec 2016, 14:05 PM

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Whether you are a business owner, an IT professional or a consumer, it is difficult not to be excited by developments across the tech industry in the year ahead after 2016 saw major developments from driverless cars to artificial intelligence. In this blog Redcentric's Jonathan Birch outlines the areas of technology businesses should be looking to invest in over the coming year.

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How a disaster recovery plan could save retailers

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 29 Nov 2016, 11:16 AM

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In an age when technology is at the forefront of the retail customer experience, once a retailer suffers an IT failure, reputation can be damaged to the point of no return. Jonathan Birch explains why it is vital for retailers to not only review and update their IT infrastructure on a regular basis, but to have a solid Disaster Recovery plan in place to futureproof its IT infrastructure and, more importantly, it's reputation, against all unexpected incidents.

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The battle for the DevOps space

Posted by Martin Fisher | 18 Nov 2016, 11:39 AM

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When it comes to software, operating systems and applications, both the DevOps and Open Source movements offer flexibility and real choice to those business who take a more creative approach to their IT projects. In this blog, Martin Fisher explains why vendors would be wise to remember this rather than forcing customers down more restrictive routes.

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Microsoft: a power-house in Data and Analytics

Posted by Vaughan Andrews | 4 Nov 2016, 12:02 PM

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With changes in the data and analytics market our Head of Service Delivery, Vaughan Andrews, looks at the evolution of Microsoft within this sector over the last year and where they’re heading to meet rapidly changing demands such as business and machine intelligence.

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What next following the expiration of GCF contracts?

Posted by Peter Nailer | 2 Nov 2016, 12:42 PM

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Following the Government Secure Intranet Convergence Framework (GCF) closing and GCF contracts coming to an end we look at the issues, contractual obligations and support problems that arise when the contracts meet their termination date as well as suggested remedy advice for public sector organisations who find themselves in this situation.

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What is the price of a security breach for retailers?

Posted by Glenn Temple | 24 Oct 2016, 14:58 PM

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The retail industry’s infrastructure faces constant security threats, which are far more costly than loss of profit during an IT outage. Glenn Temple looks at the immediate and on-going impact of a security breach on retailers and how they can reduce the threat of a breach.

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Bespoke IT solutions for the Public Sector

Posted by Peter Nailer | 13 Oct 2016, 11:12 AM

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With the growing uptake of procurement through G-Cloud being used to drive business efficiencies and cost savings, some skill gaps can lead to investment where a ‘one size fits all’ solution may not be fit for purpose. Peter Nailer discusses how bespoke IT solutions and a hybrid approach can provide the flexible scalability and low implementation costs required by public sector as they transition to the Cloud.

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