Mike has been involved with PSN since its inception, chairing the workstream that developed the Service Management Framework and associated documents. Mike also directed the development of the Statement of Fairness, the PSN philosophy that all suppliers and customers should be treated fairly and equally and should be welcomed to join into the PSN marketplace. In addition Mike helped define the ‘Codes’ and helped establish the principle that all verification and certification should be re-used as appropriate to reduce the costs to both Industry and Government.
Mike has extensive Sales and Marketing experience in the Telecommunications and Software industries within both SME and Corporate companies in the Reseller, Fixed Line, Mobile Operators and Security Organisations. Currently, Mike is employed in Commercial Management at Centurylink Limited.
Mike lives on the Berkshire/Hampshire borders with his wife and four children, but spent his formative years in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
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News for w/c 5th November 2018
Below are three significant benefits you will enjoy if you move your business to the cloud.
Early in 2018 the team will stop daily emails that say ‘there are no opportunities for your search criteria’. Users don’t like this cluttering their email inbox and it also disguises how many emails are being issued with actual opportunities on. We the expect to be able to report on weekly email volumes soon
Last month, I was honoured to be invited to judge submissions for several award categories for the Comms Week National Awards. The awards are a highlight of the Comms Reseller Channel allowing resellers of all sizes and experience to share in the collaboration of the channel, to celebrate good practice.
So how did the nominees get their business?
Innopsis has been working hard on behalf of its members this year. I’m writing to update you on the highlights for the year so far, and the plans that we have in place for the remainder of 2017.
New contract for services on Health and Social Care Network will have flexibility for suppliers to join during its lifetime
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.
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. Virtualisation in the data centre for workload mobility brought efficient resource utilisation and high availability and helped to drive down cost and those benefits are now being realised by Public Sector in reducing spend with and of course increased competition by service providers to maintain revenues.
Brexit offers a rare opportunity in public policy – the opportunity to critically review how government works and rethink it. Innopsis’ engagement with the public sector gives its members the ability to help shape the policy and make it easier to do business.
So, if I had a magic wand, what are the top 5 changes that I would make?
The principles of PSN were established in late 2008 to help Government and the wider Public Sector achieve direct cost savings and transform how Public Sector organisations operate and how they deliver citizen services.
The Government has now stated that “The internet is ‘ok’ ” and signalled its intent to move away from the PSN and future services should be made available on the Internet. So waht does this mean?