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Integrated Care and Social Care

Posted by Phil Moore | 23 Feb 2017, 10:13 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, 11:01 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, 11:44 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 | 8 Feb 2017, 11:49 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, 09:49 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, 12:00 PM

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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, 10:34 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, 11:32 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, 14:33 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, 11:47 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, 13:24 PM

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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, 12:12 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, 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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What is the price of a security breach for retailers?

Posted by Glenn Temple | 24 Oct 2016, 15:09 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, 11:18 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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Paving the way towards the 'Cloud first' digital mandate

Posted by Mark Hall | 28 Sep 2016, 11:05 AM

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It has been over three years since the government announced its 'Cloud first' digital mandate for the public sector however a recent survey shockingly revealed that two-fifths of councils across the UK still have no Cloud strategy in place. In this blog, Mark Hall looks at how public sector organisations are slowly coming around to the Cloud.

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Why it's time for insurers to invest in tech

Posted by Simon Michie | 23 Sep 2016, 09:11 AM

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Over the next two years more than three quarters of insurance firms are planning on investing in new technology with half planning on investment in 2017. Simon Michie looks at the some of the drivers behind this investment, including security and agility, as insurance firms across the sector look to maximise their customer value and create a competitive edge.

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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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Brexit, Privacy Shield, GDPR and beyond: Where do we go from here?

Posted by Mark Hall | 25 Aug 2016, 09:05 AM

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Following a momentous decision in the UK Brexit vote, it is unsurprising that the last few months have been filled with Brexit stories and questions. With many organisations already heavily into data handling changes to ensure they are GDPR-ready for new data protection laws, those same organisations are now wondering how the vote outcome will affect them. In this blog, Mark Hall cuts through the uncertainty surrounding the effects of the Brexit vote to discuss possible changes to key areas such as data handling and protection.

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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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