The Innopsis Podcasts


Local Full Fibre Network – What’s in it for us?

In this episode, Lynne Magennis talks to Martin Kemp from Cityfibre about the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Full Local Fibre Initiative.

The government announced in 2018, that the entire UK should have access to full fibre internet by 2033.

The announcement is just part of a technological revolution that’s being planned by the government to bring the UK back up to speed with the rest of the world.

Episode 15- Why have a WAN?

On 20th January 2017, GDS issued a blog which had an impact on the telecoms world. The title of the blog; The Internet is Ok, reported that the Government’s Technology Leaders Network had decided that all Government data should traverse the Internet rather than the secure Public Services Network (PSN) designed by the Cabinet Office 7 years previously.

Fourteen months later, GDS announced that they have a budget of over a third of a million pounds to hire consultants to discover the User Need. We will see if this changes from the ones quoted by Keith last year from the start of the PSN project. The consultants work is targeted to start in the Summer and last until the end of 2018. Following this, it is suggested that an automated mechanism is created to implement common standards, architectural patterns, guidance and service process to test and deploy effectively a replacement for PSN. 

In ths episode, Mike Thomas introduces Keith Smith of Virgin Media who talks about Why have a WAN (Wide Area Network)?

Episode 11 – Encouraging Resellers to the Public Sector market

In this podcast, Kelvin Prescott talks to Nigel Sergent, the Managing Editor of Comms Dealer about the Reseller Channel.

Kelvin asks Nigel about the opportunities offered to Resellers by selling to the Public Sector. With the encouragement of SME’s over the last 10 years by the Government to supply them, what is stopping Resellers from seizing that opportunity?

Episode 14 – Network Services 2 – Supplier Briefing

During May 2018, Innopsis hosted a series of meetings in London, Leeds and Norwich pus two webinars for the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to discuss the plans for Network Services 2 Framework (RM3808)

Richard Barnes talks to Mike Thomas, the person representing Innopsis at each of the event about some of the concerns raised and to discuss some of the activity that is to be undertaken over the course of the next few weeks as we prepare for the release of the Framework Section Process.

Episode 9 – Using the Mystery Shopper

Ian Fishwick asks Tim Colman, FSB, about –

Who are the Federation of Small Businesses and what do they do?
What the FSB are doing to help sub-contractors getting paid faster?
What is the Prompt Payment Code?
Where the Mystery Shopper service can help
How Aggregated Procurements disadvantage SME’s

Where’s the Snake Oil in Information Governance and GDPR?

GDS have brought sweeping changes to the way the world of Government and Public Sector connects and uses IT systems. The new way of working relies on the user, or the organisation, taking responsibility for understanding their own risks and how they control their data. This reflects more the SME approach to data in the commercial world. However, whilst in the Enterprise space the end user can decide if they trust the organisation they are providing data to, there is no choice in the Public Sector. Failure to provide personal data is a criminal offence. Given this, how is Government coping with the fast approaching 25th May 2018 GDPR? How is it getting it’s house into order to comply with the legislation that it is creating? Is GDPR hyped up? Are there more pressing issues?

What do NHS-Digital think is the reason for HSCN’s success?

This episode features a conversation between Patrick Clark, Head of Implementation and Communication at NHS-Digital regarding the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and Michael Bowyer, Chairman of Innopsis.

Listen to the elements of HSCN that Patrick is pleased with, the concerns he has about implementation and the role that Innopsis has played.