According to a recent policy paper published by the U.K.’s Government Digital Service, “technology innovation is vital for the public sector.” Having the latest artificial intelligence (AI) or cloud abilities can make a huge difference to the type and quality of work able to be produced by organisations such as the NHS and central government, including the potential to truly save lives. The challenge, however, is that public sector organisations rarely have the budgets that private sector businesses can allow for as most funding goes directly to the basics of keeping the services running for the public.In the SolarWinds survey, IT Pro Day 2018: A World Powered by Tech Pros, public sector IT professionals were asked which technology they would use to solve broader societal issues, if they had the time to do so. The results showed that AI/machine learning, cloud, and big data analytics were the top three choices, reflecting that, in the opinions of public sector … [Read more...] about Taking unique initiatives and making them universal: How tech innovations in the public sector can help the greater good
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A “smart” system for charging electric vehicles on the street has been launched to boost the take-up of clean cars.The new public kerbside charging technology, which includes small on-street hubs called “armadillos” as well as “geckos”, which can be attached to existing bollards or signposts, has been unveiled in Southwark, London.Connected Kerb, the company behind the system, said it includes parking sensors to let people know where a charging bay is free, contactless payment, internet connectivity, and the facility to stop or start a charge from a phone app.The technology comes as the Government has set out plans to end sales of conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040.Councils are grappling with the need to provide on-street charging for town and city residents who do not have their own driveway where they can plug in their electric cars, with options including standalone units or plugs incorporated into street lights.A freedom of … [Read more...] about ‘Smart’ public electric vehicle charging points launched
0 Have your say Some of Scotland’s leading experts provide their answers. Attend The Scotsman’s life sciences conference >>Catherine Calderwood Chief Medical Officer, Scotland Brexit. In common with other sectors, life sciences face the challenge of operating in a highly competitive global market, with cost and currency volatility. The sector also has the huge uncertainty of a largely unknown commercial, regulatory and labour market should the UK leave the European Union and the single market. This will likely exacerbate those challenges. The NHS in Scotland has a strong track record in supporting the sector, both in terms of hosting research studies and clinical trials and, increasingly, in working in collaboration with industry on innovative medicines, therapies and products. The NHS alone cannot, of course, address all the challenges facing industry, but it can contribute to the sector’s ambitions for growth and provide some local … [Read more...] about What is the biggest challenge to growing Scotland’s life sciences sector and how can it be overcome?
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Northern Ireland private sector suffers worst growth slowdown in almost two years BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Northern Ireland’s private sector grew at its slowest rate in 23 months in September with the mood among business the lowest in the UK, according to a survey today. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-private-sector-suffers-worst-growth-slowdown-in-almost-two-years-37393908.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37393900.ece/37488/AUTOCROP/h342/Richard_Ramsey.jpg Email Northern Ireland’s private sector grew at its slowest rate in 23 months in September with the mood among business the lowest in the UK, according to a survey today. Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing managers index (PMI) showed a further loss in growth momentum across the private sector. Business activity, new orders and employment all rose at weaker rates. Sentiment among businesses also hit a 19 month low. Ulster Bank chief economist … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland private sector suffers worst growth slowdown in almost two years