Keep Calm and Corona On

Keep Calm and Corona On

On the 3rd March 2020, the UK government released its coronavirus action plan. The high-level synopsis describes 4 phases of dealing with the coronavirus: contain, delay, research and mitigate. Whilst the UK is currently within the contain phase, PM Johnson has expressed that this may not be enough and the UK may be forced to enter the delay phase at some point in the near future. Despite the UK government assuring the general public that it is well prepared for an unforeseen event such as this, global fear continues to grow, as seen by the extreme cases of panic buying. In these situations, it is worthwhile to remain calm, assess the situation, learn from our mistakes and prepare for the future.

In this blog post, I would like to cover a handful of potential ICT market shifts that could result from the COVID-19 outbreak, with a particular focus on UK health and social care.

GDS works on joining up government services

GDS works on joining up government services

The GDS is assembling a business case as information about the impact of disjointed government offerings is gathered

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has allocated a team to put together a business case together for joined-up government services.

Skype vs. Zoom: Which video chat app is best for working from home?

Skype vs. Zoom: Which video chat app is best for working from home?

If the coronavirus has your office working remotely, here’s how to keep in touch.

Many more offices might soon be issuing a work-from-home policy as cases of the coronavirus increase around the world. To date, there are over 100,000 cases globally. Tech giants including Apple have mandated their employees work remotely and instituted aid for hourly workers.

The biggest govtech deals of the week (09/03/20)

The biggest govtech deals of the week (09/03/20)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

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O2 Seeking to Become UK’s First Net Zero Mobile Network

O2 Seeking to Become UK’s First Net Zero Mobile Network

Mobile operator O2 has today announced that it aims to become the UK’s “first net zero mobile network.” As part of that they’ve pledged to remove carbon emissions from their entire business and network by the end of 2025, whilst also working with supply chain partners to cut emissions by 30%