Last year, in 2018, OpenReach announced the closure of the telephone network in six years’ time at the end of 2025. Since the announcement, a series of consultations have been taking place with Industry.
The impact of the removal of the copper network, including tail circuits, telephone lines and more will be the biggest shakeup for UK telecoms since the privatisation of British Telecom in 1984. The rush to get Britain fibred is being led by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and is becoming increasingly important in the event of Brexit to ensure that the UK is ready to take on the world.
In this episode we try to bring to up to date with the progress so far.
In this episode we explore the transition and migration of Unified Communications services into the workplace. We explore what we mean by Unified Communications, the adoption of technology, the transition to the Digital Workplace and whether you need something as sophisticated as Microsoft Teams or would a mobile phone and Slack meet the requirements of the Millennials entering the workplace. Is the power to adopt in the hands of the ICT function or is it in the hands of the Users?read more
In the last episode of the Innopsis podcast, we brought you the view of a first time SME applicant, Opus Telecom, on their application for a major CCS Framework – Network Services 2.
Whilst Opus had experience of applying for G-Cloud, the experience was very different for Network Services.
In this episode we bring you the view of a more seasoned applicant, Telefonica O2. This is not the first application for Telefonica O2, nor are they an SME. So how did the application for Network Services 2 impact them? What did they think had improved? What still needs work?
In this podcast, we talk to Craig Walden of Opus Telecom, an SME and a new potential supplier to the framework, about his experience about applying for a Framework. What was good and what could have been better?read more
It’s nearly a year since the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) issued their policy “AI Sector Deal” in which they stated that they will put the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution.
Given the opportunity for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve customer service, alongside an expanding use of software to update legacy-systems and automate simple tasks. Are we seeing growing investments in infrastructure planning, legal adjudication, fraud detection and citizen response systems representing the first phase in the ongoing digitisation of government?
AI-based applications could potentially reduce backlogs and free workers from mundane tasks while, at the same time, cutting costs.
To discuss this area further, Lynne Magennis talks to Jonathan Wright of consultancy organisation Digital Assured about their activity in this arearead more
We start 2019 with a new member, Advice Cloud.
Advice Cloud are Public Procurement specialists and G-Cloud consultants, specialising in helping both Public and private organisations to buy and sell services including IT, Cloud Services, Business Process Outscourcing and Professional Services.read more
Andrew Halliwell, Product Director at Virgin Media Business tells us his outlook for 2019.
What does he see for Networking in 2019?
An Evolution? or Revolution?
Listen to find out
Being able to interrogate DNA data opens up the possibility of an exponential increase in irradicating dieseases and being able to increase food production, amongst a host of other benefits. Being able to share and process the enormous amount of data that mapping the DNA creates is one of the challenges that we face.
Connie O’Donnell of Oxford Nanopore Technologies speaks to us about what they are working on in 2019.
On the sixth day of Christmas, we bring you Alyson Edmonds from O2 Telefonica, who is their Head of Digital Innovations. Alyson has recently won a place in the Top 100 women in Technology by the WeareTechWomen organisation which celebrates and encourages more women into the Technology Industry. We hope to feature Alyson and the work she is involved in with Telefonica in a podcast in the new year.read more
The present administration in Government have made it a manifesto commitment that more public sector spend will be given to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, that is organisations less than 250 employees with a revenue of less than £5m a year and a less than £43m in assets. The target is for SME’s to receive one in every three pounds that the public sector spends by 2022.read more
At the end of 2018, we bring you Des Ward from the Common Framework who provides his view of Data Governance direction on 2019 and reflects on the impacts of GDPR.read more
As we close out the year, Michael Bowyer reflects on 2018. What were the issues faced by Industry by the Public Sector? What impact did Brexit make to the marketplace?
Looking forward to 2019, does the next year look to be better or worse for Suppliers of the Public Sector? Are there any more Carillon’s on the horizon?
Listen to Michael as he provides his view.read more
Jonathan Wright has been working during 2018 in Silicon Valley with Apple and Paypal together with advising the UK Government on the implementation of Cognitive Technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
In this podcast, Jonathon tells us the top 10 technologies to look out for in 2019.
Jonathan will feature in an Innopsis podcast in 2019read more
Matthew Riley, the Chairman of Daisy Group speaks tells us what he thinks will change in 2019.
Topics covered include understanding customer’s requirements, the Carillon impact and movement away from System Integrators in Government.read more
This episode of the Innopsis podcast looks at the recent experience with an SME provider based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire regarding their experience of migrating 500 health customers from the old NHS N3 network to the new HSCN model. Lynne Magennis talks to Ben Mutch and Zoe Oxley from Nynet about their experienceread more
At the of each year Innopsis renews its Directors. Three Directors step down and elections are held. This year, Kelvin Prescott has decided to leave his Innopsis post, as his work commitments at Telefonica are taking him away from the Government marketplace.
In this episode, Richard Barnes talks to Kelvin about his time at Innopsis; what he gained from the experience and what he has seen change during his time within the Public Sector. Kelvin also shares with us, his thoughts of the future.read more
In this episode, Des Ward is joined by Mike Barlow and Phil Siveter from Nokia. The conversation covers :-
SDN, is it hype or better,
Smart Cities: how Smart do they need to be or is it just in understanding the needs?
Two and a half years ago, the government digital service put on their blog that the “Internet is Ok”. What does that do to the Public Services Network? What security model, and WAN model are we going to see in the near future?
None of us actually know the answers to those questions yet, including GDS, but they’ve already started work to define what the future Public Services Network will look like, through their initiative called The Future Network for Governments (FN4G).read more
In this podcast, Lynne Magennis speaks to Ian Fishwick, CEO of Adept Telecom about why he has decided to invest in sponsorship of Digitech18.read more
Digitech18 is set to be the biggest technology event for the UK Public Sector in 2018.
In this Podcast Lynne Magennis talks to Ieuan Trigger from the Crown Commercial Service about their involvementread more
On 31st October 2018, the eyes of the Public Sector technology customers and suppliers will be focused on the First Direct Arena in Leeds.read more
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.read more
In this episode, Kevin Prescott talks to Lynne Magennis about how to win business on Government procurement frameworks.read more
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)?read more
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?read more
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.read more
Network Services 2, is the replacement for the existing network framework, RM1045 and has been the topic of many discussions for the last few months as Crown Commercial Service have been putting the finishing touches onto their replacement strategy.read more
In this podcast, Kelvin Prescott and Richard Barnes discuss the Internet of Thingsread more
In this weeks podcast, Kelvin Prescott talks to Lynne Magennis about the new Innopsis Framework Map.read more
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
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?read more
The project to replace the N3 network is the largest network project in Europe, if not the world. To faciliate the mutiple procurements needed, the Crown Commercial Service have implemented the new Dynamic Procurement System (DPS), HSCN Access (RM3825)read more
In this episode, Kelvin Prescott talks to Ian Fishwick about the work of the Cabinet Office’s SME Panel and, in particular, the new Core Terms that CCS are starting to use for future frameworks and CDP procurements.read more
This episode features Kelvin Prescott and Richard Barnes talking about the three recent NHS events, Carillion and the start of the next major Network procurement routes.read more
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.read more
An Interview with Phil Gibson, the first Chairman of Innopsisread more
The 2017 Autumn Budget with Kelvin and Richardread more