We welcome news that the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Access Framework, one of the key routes to market for suppliers delivering new telecoms services to the health and social care sector. Delivering on schedule, this marks a key milestone in the commercial journey taken by NHS Digital to implement the next generation of connectivity services for health and social care users.
HSCN is thought to be the largest network infrastructure programme the UK will see over the next few years, potentially supporting up to 100,000 connections across the public healthcare sector.
Public Sector is facing the biggest changes in the history of information technology. From computing to networking and secure storage, technology traditionally has required fixed, inflexible hardware environments. Server virtualisation was the first step towards changing that model, offering new flexibility for using computing resources more efficiently.