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Digital Social Care

A recent partnership between the members of Care Provider Alliance, Skills for Care and NHS Digital unveiled a new website named ‘Digital Social Care’ which launched on 27thJune 2019.  Digital Social Care, which has funds extended until March 2021, is a new innovate space run by social care providers...

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Digital Marketplace transitions to CCS control

The Crown Commercial Service has taken over responsibility for the running of the Digital Marketplace platform. As of 1 April, leadership was shifted to the procurement agency from the Government Digital Service. Some GDS employees working on the programme will be redeployed to other areas. What the shift of...

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Leaders ‘struggling’ with digital transformation ambition

Public sector leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated with the slow progress made towards a fully digital government, according to a report. Deloitte’s latest annual The State of the State study, recently, assesses public services across UK and looks at the trends that will affect the future of government, including...

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Cloud Computing Spending Continues to Rise

Digital First thinks that we are still only on the cusp of seeing a dramatic shift from traditional on-premise data centres to cloud infrastructure, accessible anywhere, anytime and more securely.  The trend continues with over £250bn will be spent on public cloud services in 2016, marking a notable 17.2...

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Microsoft opens UK Azure and Office 365 data centres

Microsoft has announced the opening of new data centres in the UK to allow customers to use the firm’s cloud services knowing that the data remains in the country. The new facilities in Cardiff, Durham and London will host the Azure cloud platform and Office 365 productivity suite. Dynamics...

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Digital First now on G-Cloud 8

Digital First is now officially confirmed as a G-Cloud 8 Digital Marketplace supplier providing services for Digital Design, Commercial Support and Care Marketplace solutions. We are still on the the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 7 framework This is the quickest and easiest way to engage Digital First Do...

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5 reasons why local government needs open source

Aingaran Pillai, CTO and founder at Zaizi, urges local government to unleash the potential of open source. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that local government is a sector under serious strain. In his latest budget statement Osborne outlined that his proposals would cost £34bn – £17bn...

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Digital for the age of austerity

Digital transformation provides the ‘most plausible response’ to austerity, as local and central government faces further significant funding cuts, according to a report by Socitm. The ‘Living with austerity: making hard choices for ICT investment’ says that although digital should play a key role in creating sustainability in public...

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NHS pushing for digital

The NHS will promise by 2018, everyone will be able to view their health history with hospitals and social care, community and mental health services. “At the click of a button”, every visit, every prescription, test results, adverse reactions and allergies to drugs will be available online, the organisation...

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Unlocking organisations in the new normal
6th, May 2020

The shock and awe of Covid-19 The social and economic impact of Covid-19 cannot be understated. The seismic shock on the national economy is super-massive and will be a huge trench from which to...

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Deploying 5G in the digital place
12th, March 2020

The evolution of 5G At the end of 2027, the expectation is that 5G will become real and ubiquitous with mobile providers already marketing those fancy handsets to the early adopters. Alongside commercial investment...

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Supporting 5G and full fibre digital infrastructure
8th, March 2020

The government has set ambitious targets to roll out 1Gbps ‘full’ fibre across the UK by 2033 and to enable 5G by 2027. For this reason Digital First has been supporting local authorities, city...

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