Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care wins award for most innovative use of 5G technology

Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care has won a national award for the most innovative ‘real world’ use of 5G technology at the recent 5G Realised Conference in London.

The two day 5G Realised Conference celebrated 5G technology and its potential benefits to a diverse range of sectors including health and social care, agriculture, transport and tourism.

Liverpool 5G consortium won the award for a use case at Royal Liverpool and Broadreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RLBUHT), where 5G technology is being used to support virtual reality (VR) headsets at a palliative care ward.

Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Project Director, said: “We are very proud to have won this award as it recognises the care and effort our members have put into creating innovative use cases that improve people’s lives.”

Reframing the Digital Transformation conversation in 5 steps

Enterprise Regulars

I’ve spent 2 days at Cloud Expo Europe, the premier London based event covering cloud platforms, hybrid and multicloud approaches, cybersecurity, AI, blockchain and more, as well as well as all of the ingredients of the data centres that support those technologies.  A wide set of tech topics, but within them everyone’s talking digital transformation and it’s dangerous.  Dangerous because, like talking cloud 10 years ago, it means different things to different people, becoming a catch all with too much emphasis on the technology itself, rather than the business outcomes it supports.  It’s the classic mistake we technology marketers have been making with our “widgets” for decades.  We need to reframe the digital transformation conversation!

First, how do we define it?  On the first day I was chairing the Techerati Keynote theatre.  During the stand out session of the morning an audience member asked the speaker that very question.  The speaker was Ian Johns, Chief Architect at Kings College London, who was talking about how you should ride the wave of digital disruption, rather than being swamped by it.

The Three Pillars of Mobile Digital Transformation

CIO

According to IDC, Android is a strategic platform that addresses each one

Overall security, solution breadth, and user-friendly management capabilities are the three pillars of digital transformation, according to Phil Hochmuth, Program Director for Enterprise Mobility at IDC.

In a series of whitepapers sponsored by Google, Hochmuth details how Android is a strategic platform for enterprises to digitally transform their corporate workforces, key operational functions and tasks, and core business models with pervasive mobile technology.

“IDC believes that business decision makers should evaluate mobility technologies based on these three pillars of enterprise requirements — security, flexibility and availability, and IT user experience,” he said.

How New Technologies Will Change GovTech

Governing

An overview of the current state of technology in the public sector, new technologies finally making their way into the space and the numerous benefits that the sector will realize.

Recently the outdated technology that many of our governments run on has been grabbing headlines on Bloomberg and NPR. The GovTech Space is marked by legacy technology, on-premise servers, failed deployments, and enormous consulting contracts that hamper the efficiency of our government professionals throughout their respective government.

Luckily, necessary technological modernization is on its way. A transformation for GovTech is here as technologies designed specifically for the public sector that allow applications to update continuously, scale, integrate, react at lightning speed, have exceptional user interfaces, and are able to handle modifications, updates, and upgrades have arrived.

Zero trust is about more than products

Computer Weekly

The zero trust security model is more than just products and network segmentation, it’s an architectural design principle with identity at its core that needs to be applied enterprise-wide, says analyst KuppingerCole..

Identity, and not the network, is at the centre of the zero-trust security model, according to John Tolbert, lead analyst at KuppingerCole.

“Many people associate this approach with the network, but zero trust is really an architectural design principle,” he told Computer Weekly.

“While a zero-trust security model is definitely applicable at the network level, it is about applying a notion of identity – specifically authentication and authorisation.”

How GDS cut PSN connection costs by using a VPN

Gov.Uk

This case study is part of guidance on moving away from legacy networks.

Objective

The Government Digital Service (GDS) needed to provide staff with a way to access services that still use the PSN.

GDS used its office move as the opportunity to start its migration away from the PSN. The IT team did not want to install any physical connections to the PSN at the new building because they knew it would:

  • be expensive

  • need building permission

  • not be ready in time

  • provide no long term benefits as most staff members were not using the PSN

Managing IT and Telecom Costs in the UK Public Sector

GovTech Leaders

Technology expense management helps government organisations reduce costs, drive efficiency and increase control across the entire IT and communications lifecycle, says Andrew Wyse, Managing Director, EMEA, Calero

When it comes to IT and telecom, public sector organisations face a unique challenge. Leading the way in modern IT and communications to drive digital innovation is an important goal, but with it comes intense pressure on costs and unwavering media scrutiny. Those working within the public sector must achieve this whilst maintaining a tight budget and demonstrating full transparency and accountability.

Public Wi-Fi Kiosks in the UK Are Turning Into Public Censorship Machines

Gizmodo

A telecommunications company, free Wi-Fi service, police departments, and local councils in the UK have developed and deployed a new system that aims to identify suspicious behavior on free Wi-Fi kiosks in the nation and then automatically block related calls.

According to a press release published on Friday by BT—the largest mobile network operator and broadband services provider in the UK—a “new automatic call blocking feature” has rolled out across all InLinkUK kiosks “in a drive to prevent misuse of the free calls service provided to the public.”

How IoT is being used in the public sector

ComputerWorld

Smart lighting, parking and beds – some of the ways IoT is being used in the public sector

Insufficient funding means the public sector is renowned for being slow-moving in adopting and experimenting with new technologies. However, the internet of things is very enticing for public services by providing comprehensive data flows.

The NHS, and a number of local councils in Britain are harnessing the power of connected things to provide insights into how to shape services and make them more streamlined, efficient and cost-effective.