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Datrix Reinforces Commitment to UK Public Sector with RM3808 Network Services 2 Award

Datrix, a leading supplier of smart and secure networking and communications solutions, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM3808 Network Services 2 framework.

Topics: LAN Procurement Networking Wireless Government Procurement Public Sector Network Services 2 RM3808

Why Should Local Governments Invest in Cloud?


What does it mean to be in the Cloud?

The market for cloud computing and applications has been maturing rapidly over the past five years. As it continues to evolve, more and more local authorities are migrating to the cloud to take advantage of greater agility, scalability and cost-savings.

There have been barriers that have kept local government CIOs from a broader adoption of cloud technology, including budget and contractual considerations. Perhaps one of the most enduring obstacles has been a lingering concern around how secure the cloud truly is?

What's Included:

  • Welcome to the Era of the Anywhere Worker
  • From ISDN to SIP
  • Case Studies; Horsham District Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
Topics: Wireless Unified Communications Enterprise Cloud Solutions Cloud Backup Public Sector Flexible Working Cloud Wireless

The Only Way is Digital for Our Government

Innovative technology is gaining momentum and driving a transformation of the public sector; slashing costs and upgrading services.

The Technology sector has joined forces with the UK Government to pledge an investment of nearly £1 billion, to develop new AI (artificial intelligence) technologies here in the UK. 

The AI Sector Deal, which has over 50 private sector participating businesses, will contribute £300 million, with another £300 million provided by the government. The remaining £400+ million will come from existing government grants.[1]

In 2017, Notting Hill Carnival saw the Metropolitan Police use AI to drive their facial recognition process and cross reference with other crime data to identify likely offenders. This is one example of an explosion in new technology across the public sphere with the next phase utilising technology to rethink, reshape and reinvent how the government works. The new model will include use of blockchain, machine-learning, drones, robotics and IoT, thus providing vital data in real-time.

Topics: Business Continuity Networking Government Procurement Public Sector

5 Digital Dilemmas in Healthcare Today



The digital era has created new opportunities for healthcare organisations to invest in strategic technologies and compete with the value and convenience offered by their private counterparts. These changes include better access to information, network intelligence, communication mobility and workforce flexibility.

Topics: Analytics Healthcare Public Sector Flexible Working Digital Agenda Security Network Security Cloud Wireless

How Do We Support Hospital's Digital Connectivity?


There are few more complex Technology environments in the UK today than in our NHS. Networking in hospitals represents the pinnacle of network criticality, supporting life-critical services and demanding 100% availability around the clock, 365 days a year.

Wireless networking technology is proving particularly transformative in this arena. From improving the quality of care and patient experience to streamlining back office tasks and logistics, WiFi is helping to eliminate some of the NHS’ greatest challenges.

Topics: Wireless Healthcare Public Sector Cloud Wireless

How will the Networking and Communications Sector incorporate Drones?

Drone technology has the potential to increase UK GDP by £42 billion by 2030, according to new research from PwC.

The research estimates there will be more than 76,000 drones in use across UK skies by 2030. More than a third of these could be utilised by the public sector (including in areas such as defence, health and education).

There are significant opportunities for economic gains across all sectors, but the GDP uplift generated by drones is forecast to have a considerable impact on the public sector with an increase of 2.3%, amounting to around £11.4bn. 

Topics: Collaboration Network Analytics Analytics Business Continuity Critical Network Services Networking Wireless New Way to Work Healthcare Enterprise Cloud Solutions Latest News Public Sector Flexible Working Security Network Security

How can SME suppliers get a look in to Public Sector Procurement?

Over recent years, various Government pledges have proposed – even mandated – that the public sector makes better procurement choices. Targets include choosing cloud solutions first and buying more products and services from small/medium businesses (SMEs).

These strategies have solid enough foundations – having been designed to introduce greater agility, speed of delivery and cost efficiency to purchasing. They are also intended to boost the British economy, by supporting entrepreneurs, smaller specialists and local suppliers – the sorts of businesses that drive innovation and underpin the country’s prosperity.

Topics: Procurement Frameworks Public Sector RM1045

Bridging the Digital Skills Gap in the UK Public Sector

Back in 2013, Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital inclusion champion, believed that over 16 million people in the UK lacked the basic digital skills to fully benefit from the Internet.

The good news is that in the two years since, the UK has started to bridge the gap of the digital divide – but more than 12 million still fall short. The message is clear, the UK economy will begin to suffer as a whole if businesses, educational institutions and Government agencies don’t all work harder to close this digital skills gap.

Topics: Frameworks Government Procurement Public Sector