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What next following the expiration of GCF contracts?

Posted by Peter Nailer | 2 Nov 2016, 14:08 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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Bespoke IT solutions for the Public Sector

Posted by Peter Nailer | 13 Oct 2016, 11:18 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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Will public perception over data sharing ever change?

Posted by Peter Nailer | 31 Aug 2016, 09:44 AM

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Following an earlier report on Ofgem’s plans to set up a database service to ensure a competitive marketplace for household’s energy tariffs, Peter Nailer looks at the perception of data sharing and examples of how data has been used in innovative ways that has been embraced by the public.

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Living the G-Cloud dream

Posted by Peter Nailer | 22 Aug 2016, 11:58 AM

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Redcentric's G-Cloud dream is very much alive and well and continuing to open doors to the UK public sector for SMEs across the country. In this blog, Peter Nailer looks at how Redcentric have tailored their G-Cloud offering to mirror the development of the solution. By constantly reviewing and refining our offerings dependant on the client requirements, Peter explains how, with continued support and development, G-Cloud has the potential to offer SMEs so much more.

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Healthcare innovation, not data theft

Posted by Peter Nailer | 17 May 2016, 09:38 AM

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Technology giant Google recently announced it will be launching an app in conjunction with the NHS to monitor for symptoms of kidney failure. However, despite the obvious positives to this technology, this potentially lifesaving project is facing a backlash due to the implications of Google having full access to the medical records of more than 1.6 million patients in the UK without prior patient consultation.

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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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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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Don't resent the effort, embrace the opportunity

Posted by Peter Nailer | 26 Nov 2015, 10:01 AM

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Some see the biannual task of going through their application process for the Government's G-Cloud framework as nothing more than a box-ticking burden. However, Peter Nailer, someone who is extremely familiar with the time-consuming process, explains why the immense commercial opportunities offered by G-Cloud are worth the effort twice a year.

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What does the majority Conservative Government need to learn from the minority one about procuring IT?

Posted by Peter Nailer | 13 May 2015, 14:52 PM

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Peter Nailer takes a look at the changes made to government IT procurement during the coalition Government from Dynamic Purchasing System frameworks including G-Cloud and the impact it’s made to provide government organisations with competitive pricing and economies of scale.

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Mixed messages: 5 ways for public sector organisations to cut through the confusion

Posted by Peter Nailer | 8 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

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While the Government Digital Service provides support, Public Sector IT buyers still need to ensure that they are in control of determining their requirements – both from a business and technology perspective. Peter Nailer, Senior Bid Manager at Redcentric offers his top five tips on how to cut through the confusion.

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Firecontrol procurement failure: lessons for the public sector

Posted by Peter Nailer | 9 Aug 2013, 13:42 PM

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Peter Nailer, Bid Manager at Redcentric, discusses the highly-publicised shortcomings of the Fire Service’s attempts to unify its infrastructure. With many citing the cause of the problem as insufficient procurement knowledge, Peter offers insight into public sector procurement best practice, also identifying lessons to be learned from the project’s failings.

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10 reasons the government should use a managed service provider

Posted by Peter Nailer | 2 Aug 2011, 13:26 PM

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A new report by the government’s public administration committee has found that an “obscene amount of public money” is being wasted on IT. The report, “Government and IT – A Recipe For Rip-Offs: Time For A New Approach” warns that the government will be “doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past” if it does not learn to be more “intelligent” in its dealings with IT suppliers.

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