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Matt Hancock: Email must replace paper in the NHS

The NHS must stop relying on pen and paper and should use modern, secure forms of communication instead, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Email is as secure and cheaper than communicating through paper and fax machines, the Health and Social Care Secretary said in a speech at an NHS England conference. […]


Direct commerce platform enables eInvoicing with Italian Government

Direct Commerce (DCI) has announced its successful P2P Platform connection with the Italian Government’s Sistema di Interscambio (SDI) for electronic invoicing. Direct Commerce clients can now access a compliant platform from which domestic Italian businesses can accurately receive invoices from the SDI in accordance with the government’s requirements. In addition to this functionality, the Direct Commerce […]


Nexans completes project to connect wind farm to Scotland’s power grid

The Scottish Government has set an ambitious target for renewable energy resources to meet 100% of the country’s gross annual electricity consumption by 2020. Large onshore wind farms will play a key role in meeting this target, such as the 88 MW Kype Muir wind farm, where Nexans has just completed a project to provide […]


Department for Transport and Civica roll out transformed system

Civica Digital, a division within the Civica Group that provides end-to-end digital solutions, has partnered with the Department for Transport (DfT) to enhance its cloud-based Collision Reporting and Sharing system (CRaSH). CRaSH enables police officers to capture and upload collision data from the roadside in real time. This delivers dramatic time savings for police officers […]


BT becomes first global telco to receive domestic licenses in China

BT has announced that it has become the first international telecommunications company to receive nationwide licences from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The two ‘value added licences’; China nationwide Domestic IP-VPN licence and China nationwide Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence, enable BT China Communications Limited to contract directly with its customers in […]


New funding to help drive diversity in cybersecurity in England

Four new projects across England aiming to encourage more women, BAME and neurodiverse candidates into a career in cybersecurity have been announced by Digital Minister Margot James. They will each jointly benefit from a total investment of at least £500,000 as part of the next round of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF). The […]


Critical steps in data protection to drive business success

Monday 28th January marks the 13th annual Data Protection Day, a day aimed at raising awareness and promoting good data privacy practices around the world. We hear from a number of experts who explain the steps to complying with data protection legalities. Spencer Young, RVP EMEA at Imperva: The past year saw vast changes impacting […]


SuperCom launches major electronic monitoring project in Sweden

SuperCom, a global provider of secure identity, IoT, connectivity and cybersecurity solutions for the global public and private sectors, has announced that the company has secured a contract for a US$7 million project with the national government of Sweden to deploy its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring (EM) Suite. This project was formally awarded in April 2018 […]


French data protection regulator issues Google with €50 million fine

Rules for protecting data stepped up a gear when the EU implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last May. It was introduced to improve the way organisations handled personal data and they were expected to comply with these new rules or risk facing heavy fines. Here, we look at how a French regulator is […]


Siemens Portugal invests 20 million euros in digitisation by 2020

Siemens Portugal will invest another €20 million in digitisation over the next two years. The announcement was made by Pedro Pires de Miranda, CEO of Siemens Portugal, in the presence of Prime Minister, António Costa, and Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira. In June of this same year, the company had already announced an investment […]