THE PUBLIC SECTOR AND THE LOOMING PROBLEM OF ‘INFORMATION CHAOS’

Features: November 26th, 2018

Information management expert David Jones
discusses why digital transformation may be being held back

For some it’s an overused phrase, but every
organisation really is on some kind of a Digital Transformation journey. The
heart of such a journey: understanding, anticipating, and redefining internal
and external customer experiences.

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FINANCING THE LOW CARBON ECONOMY: HEAT NETWORKS

Features: October 26th, 2018

Last week the Government launched its annual Green GB Week
to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers the UK and raise
understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate
change.  A key theme of the week was
financing the low carbon economy and clean growth.  Heat networks are expected to be at the
forefront of this growth.

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BL.UE-SKY THINKING

Features: August 21st, 2018

Cloud technology is becoming popular in the public sector, but there are downsides. Martin Lipka, Head of Connectivity Architecture at Pulsant, offers advice about taking a migration decision and offers suggestions for minimising the problems that can arise and for getting the full benefits.

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NAVIGATE AROUND OUR FUTURE TOWNS AND CITIES

Features: May 11th, 2018

João Fernandes looks at the way navigation software has the potential to bring a whole range of improvements to everyday life.

Outdoor navigation technology matured many years ago; we now walk around with a detailed map of the world in our pockets. But what happens when you enter a building? The navigation drops out. That’s because map technology is enabled via GPS (satellite technology) is rubbish at picking up phone frequencies from within buildings.

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THE KNOWLEDGE HUB SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN ESSEX

Features: January 19th, 2018

Emma Toublic, head of education information and business systems at Essex County Council, talks about the local authority’s quest to create a single record of a child from birth to adulthood, and the positive impact this is having on the lives of children and families.

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PRESENTING EXPERIENCE TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

Features: January 4th, 2018

Students find difficulty in presenting their limited experience to a potential employer. Edd Williams offers advice on how to approach the challenge.

For 14 years, Edd Williams has helped people get jobs. He’s worked with global corporations and tiny SMEs, he has spoken to CEOs and graduate trainees. He has found engineers in South Korea and nuclear scientists who speak French to work in Norway on contracts. He’s spoken to literally thousands of people to understand what they are looking for in a job or what they are looking for in an employee. He’s coached them through interviews, to actively listen, to mirror body language, to ask the right questions, to be confident but not arrogant, the right way to shake hands, how to close the deal.

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CAREERS FOR RETIRED PERFORMERS

Features: January 3rd, 2018

The career path of a performer can be quite rocky. With little stability and a huge amount of competition for each job, trying to find financial stability can be very challenging.

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HOW THE ANTI-LITTERING STRATEGY COULD AFFECT COUNCILS

Features: December 21st, 2017

The government launched its first ever anti-littering strategy for England in April. Patience Atkinson-Gregory of litter bin manufacturers Amberol (www.amberol.co.uk) explains how the new strategy could affect councils around the country and offers advice on reducing levels of litter.

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HOW CAN COUNCILS KEEP YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FALLING?

Features: November 15th, 2017

Graham Kavanagh, chief product officer at Capita One, discusses the challenges around tackling youth unemployment and looks at some of the ways local authorities are keeping the numbers moving in the right direction.

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THE FUTURE OF CITIES: HUMAN, SMART, SUSTAINABLE

Features: October 26th, 2017

In this feature Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington present their view of the city of the future.

The city of the future will be human, smart and sustainable – in the coming decades, the planet’s most heavily concentrated populations will occupy city environments where a digital blanket of sensors, devices and cloud connected data are being brought together to enhance the city living experience for all. Smart concepts encompass all of the key elements that enable city ecosystems to function effectively – from traffic control and environmental protection to the management of energy, sanitation, healthcare, security, and buildings.

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