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The importance of reliable indoor mobile coverage post Covid19

28.05.20: Content provided by Nextivity, Editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive Colin Abrey of Nextivity explains why uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings cannot wait As Covid19 lingers on relentlessly mobile telecoms an...

Socitm supports local authorities with 'a new local normal'

21.05.20: The society for innovation, technology and modernisation (Socitm) has published a document to help local authorities continue their ‘astonishing’ response to the Covid-19 crisis. New ways of working have been an essential part o...

Council staff first to gain access to test, track and trace plan

05.05.20: Council staff on the Isle of Wight will be the first to access a new coronavirus action plan to help minimise the spread of the virus and return to normality. The Government’s ‘test, track and trace’ plan was launched on t...

Government launches new virtual cyber school for young people

01.05.20: A new virtual cyber school is offering thousands of young people the opportunity to become the next generation of cyber security experts. As schools across the country are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus, online learning is playing...

Video tech to ensure criminal justice system continues

30.04.20: HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and the Ministry of Justice have announced today that a new video platform will be brought in to ensure criminal hearings continue to be carried out during this period of travel restrictions. The ne...

Arun District Council moves to cloud GIS

23.04.20: Content provided by Cadcorp, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   Building upon its “Cloud First” ICT strategy, Arun District Council migrates to Cadcorp cloud-hosted web mapping Arun...

Barnsley Council publishes new Cyber Security strategy

16.04.20: A Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council cabinet meeting yesterday (Apr 15) saw a new Cyber Security Strategy approved. As local councils across the UK move a lot of their operations online, cyber security is more in important than ever, and...

Emergency call: 4G is a necessity inside public sector buildings

15.04.20: Content provided by Spry Fox Networks, editorially reviewed by Public Sector Executive.   Stuart Waine of Spry Fox Networks explains why 4G coverage inside public sector buildings is a necessity and not just a nice to ha...

NHSX partners with tech firms to reduce social isolation

09.04.20: A new partnership between NHSX and technology firms is helping vulnerable care home residents to connect with their loved ones during this period of isolation. The ability to communicate with friends and family can provide vital emotional s...

New look Cyber Security protection for businesses

03.04.20: A newly streamlined, Government-backed certification scheme for cyber security was launched this week (Apr 1) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The ‘new look’ Cyber Essentials Scheme will be delivered to protect orga...

Free coronavirus messaging service launched by Government

25.03.20: The Government has launched a new WhatsApp information service today (Mar 25) to inform the public on the most recent coronavirus developments. Launched by the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the free servic...

Crown Commercial Service: Top Tech Tips for The Public Sector

02.03.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 A free government whitepaper sets out nine simple steps to successful technology buying for the public sector. Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Technology Solutions document tackles the purchase of both h...

Maximising digital potential in your organisation

28.02.20: We’re living in a digital age. The global cloud computing industry has evolved exponentially with new cloud models and services continually being developed, adopted and deployed. Organisations across all industries, including the public se...

O2: How the public sector is lighting the way with digital innovation

26.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20  Matt Spencer, Head of Public Sector at O2, spoke with PSE’s Matt Roberts about how the public sector is lighting the way in digital transformation and innovation.   Where is ‘innovat...

CyBOK: A knowledge framework for the cyber security workforce

25.02.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Professor Awais Rashid - University of Bristol, UK An online resource, bringing together the latest intelligence on cyber security, providing a go-to resource for information security professionals across the p...

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Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

29/05/2020Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

North East Lincolnshire Councillors approved plans yesterday (May 28) that will see a total of £4.967m invested into two major highway proj... more >
East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

29/05/2020East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

The East Midlands region has been promised a huge economic boost with a £2.7bn multimodal transport plan published this week (May 28). ... more >
Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

29/05/2020Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

Schools in Kirklees are set to benefit from a £3.4m investment, agreed by the cabinet members yesterday (May 28). The funding will rep... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been th... more > more last word articles >
Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

29/05/2020Multi-million pound projects in Grimsby given green light

North East Lincolnshire Councillors approved plans yesterday (May 28) that will see a total of £4.967m invested into two major highway projects. Part of the plan will release £2.... more >
East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

29/05/2020East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

The East Midlands region has been promised a huge economic boost with a £2.7bn multimodal transport plan published this week (May 28). The plan has been developed and published by a nu... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service? (Or maybe we just made that up, whatever). But it’s true though, right? We w... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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