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Ransomware targets and infects 38% of IT pros in healthcare - 18 May 2016

From SC Magazine Ransomware is becoming a more prevalent threat actor, targeting and infecting 38% of healthcare IT professionals. Results from a Varonis Systems study of over 100 healthcare IT pros showed that of the respondents infected with ransomware, the biggest change has been to increase security education for employees. ... read more..

UK's largest NHS Trust ditches laptops in favour of Windows To Go - 25 Mar 2013

From CIO London's Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has taken the radical decision to deploy Microsoft's Windows 8 on USB sticks after deciding against the expense of buying replacement laptops. The UK's largest NHS trust trialled Windows to Go last summer during the London 2012 Olympics, allowing several hundred staff to work ... read more..

Selecting & Implementing a New FMS for the Not for Profit sector - 17 Jan 2012

Date: Tuesday 17th January 2012Time: 09:00 - 13:30 (GMT)Location: LondonCost: Free of ChargeEnrol: Click hereOverview: Sapphire's Master-class in Selecting Implementing a new Financial Management Solution - specifically for the Not for Profit sector, is aimed at anyone who has at any point considered changing their financial solution but does ... read more..

'I wanted the stakeholders to feel confident and reassured that they were getting the best deal from IT.' - 26 Aug 2011

ITDA CASE STUDY: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Chris Lord, Head of Information Management and Technology at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society took the organisation through the National Computing Centres IT Department Accreditation following a significant demerger. Michael Dean finds out why and discovers the benefits realised. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) ... read more..

Accreditation keeps Action for Blind People aligned to the business - 14 Jul 2011

Michael Dean catches up with Graeme Hollocks, head of ICT at Action for Blind People, the third largest charity for the visually impaired in England, and finds out why Action values its accreditation to The National Computing Centres standard for IT Departments. Were delighted to be the first charity to ... read more..

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - 11 Jul 2011

Being the first NHS organisation to obtain this accreditation shows our level of maturity provides reassurance to the Trust that the ICT department is amongst the best, providing value for money. Michael Dean talks to Ricky MacKennon, Deputy Director of ICT at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust ... read more..

Austerity measures take first bite from public sector IT (OpinionWire 6 May 2011) - 06 May 2011

Is there a market for another enterprise search product? US/German company Q-Sensei is starting to actively promote its enterprise search platform. This product, like many others, is aiming to give organizations a single combined interface for all of their information and social media feeds. However, in Q-Sensei's case, it aims ... read more..

Opex reduction lies at the heart of HCL's transformation strategy (OpinionWire, 16 July 2010) - 16 Jul 2010

HCLs approach to data center transformation is to use opex savings to fund technology transformation. This is an approach that favors the customers retention of assets and suits HCLs strategy of acquiring resources only when they genuinely add to its service delivery capabilities. Enterprises looking to get rid of ageing ... read more..

Business agility (Straight Talk, Q1 2010) - 11 Jun 2010

In this issue: BPM for the Agile organization Moving from recession to recovery with business intelligence Turning data into intelligence in the public sector Glued on security doesnt work Business agility ... read more..

Ground breaking approach to data centre rationalisation on unlocking shared services for 22 local health boards - 25 May 2010

shared services case studyIntroductionThe challenges of working with multiple databases within any organisation are well documented. In the sensitive and data rich environment of the NHS, handling, managing and accessing multiple databases is a regular activity that drives the business forward. However, as databases organically grow and the demands placed ... read more..

Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust unlocks critical data centre constraints to improve capability with virtualisation - 22 Feb 2010

Introduction Space and power are core issues facing the progressive IT department. Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust (DHFT) had a pressing need for data centre space to meet growing requirements. However, sited on a limited power supply, expanding the data centre was not possible as the main power phase was ... read more..

BPM and the Benenden Healthcare Society - 24 Nov 2009

Health sector case studyBenenden Healthcare Society is a mutual not-for-profit healthcare provider run solely for the benefit of its members. It offers discretionary, non-acute clinical care and tertiary healthcare services primarily to people who work in the public sector. The multi-award winning Benenden Hospital in Kent is an independent hospital ... read more..

The Burden of Legacy - 12 Nov 2009

One of the most difficult challenges facing IT directors today is maintaining and upgrading legacy systems. Legacy is becoming a hot topic: research by the Gartner group show that the main concern amongst IT managers in mid-sized IT companies is integration with legacy systems.The Burden of Legacy ... read more..

Data Governance - 12 Nov 2009

This independent survey conducted by the National Computing Centre and sponsored by IBM, found that most organisations now recognise the importance of good data governance. However, few are actually implementing policies, and when policies are implemented, it is the IT department who is responsible for delivery. The report looks at: ... read more..

Unlocking Tacit Knowledge - 12 Nov 2009

The problems and issues around requirements capture and management are well documented within the IT industry. It is the defects in the requirements definition process that very often lead to failure in the successful implementation of major IT projects. We would all contend that truly successful development can only take ... read more..

Profiting from Experience - 12 Nov 2009

Programmes and projects are significant investments and key mechanisms by which business change is achieved. Yet many otherwise successful organisations fail to reap full value from this investment by not learning the lessons from this experience.Profiting from Experience ... read more..

Unlocking the Value in your Data - 12 Nov 2009

Information lies at the heart of effective management. Not only are business executives accountable for the information published to the market, but effective strategic and operational decisions rely on intelligence derived from available data. Organisations need to have access to the 'right' data to improve competitiveness, grow market share, meet ... read more..

Performance measurement - 12 Nov 2009

Given the significant costs and strategic value of IT, measuring its performance is at least as important as measuring the performance of any other key business function. Yet many organisations find IT performance measurement challenging, so they settle for measuring what they can - rather than what they want or ... read more..

Getting real alignment between business and IT - 12 Nov 2009

Achieving successful alignment of IT with the business starts with reaching an understanding and agreement between business and IT about IT's role and business contribution. This will get senior management in both IT and the business, involved and accountable for IT governance, and support the board in setting direction. True ... read more..

Developing and implementing a consistent risk management framework - 12 Nov 2009

Organisations recognise the need for risk management, and many purport to have it in place. Further investigation often reveals inconsistent and superficial processes for risk identification and management, and even inconsistent approaches to risk categorisation. Management is reassured by the belief that risk management is in place, as evidenced by ... read more..

Managing IT investment to achieve value - 12 Nov 2009

For some companies, IT budgeting can seem like a mystical art fit only for specialist accountants; for others, it's a money pit that yields few measurable benefits. The complex issues at play include visible and invisible spend, varying views on approaches such as total cost of ownership (TCO), expected lifespan ... read more..

Effective governance over third parties - 12 Nov 2009

Increasingly, organisations are handing responsibility for significant parts of their business, including IT, to third parties, often offshore. Attracted by the potential for a known cost base and greater efficiencies, working with third party vendors also carries substantial risks. The appetite for outsourcing to third parties has not decreased, despite ... read more..

Choosing and using IT governance standards - 12 Nov 2009

Standards for many aspects of business - IT included - have been available for many years. Fully embraced by some, ignored by others on the grounds that attaining and maintaining compliance is too onerous, while others choose a middle path of following the principles without certification or independent verification. Standards ... read more..

IT governance in the public sector - 12 Nov 2009

IT governance as a critical enabler to Transformational GovernmentThere is no doubt that the pace of business change has increased and will continue to do so. It is also true that opportunities for significant incremental business benefit are diminishing and that, increasingly, organisations are depending on technology to achieve the ... read more..

Developing the right organisation and resource management - 12 Nov 2009

With falling technology costs, human resources increasingly comprise the largest component of IT expenditure. As IT governance is concerned with achieving value for IT expenditure, it must focus on these human resources, as well as on the technological and financial resources. The constantly changing IT world presents particular challenges for ... read more..

Developing the right organisation and resource management - 05 Nov 2009

With falling technology costs, human resources increasingly comprise the largest component of IT expenditure. As IT governance is concerned with achieving value for IT expenditure, it must focus on these human resources, as well as on the technological and financial resources. The constantly changing IT world presents particular challenges for ... read more..

IT Governance: improving IT performance; delivering business value - 05 Nov 2009

IT Governance is a critical topic for business leaders given the significant investment and central role IT plays in today's organisations. However, IT Governance is a much misunderstood subject and means different things to different people. At Ernst Young, we think it's time for organisations to put IT Governance ... read more..

Preparing for Exchange 2007 - 05 Nov 2009

It is intended that this document will provide IT strategists and decision makers with an overview of the benefits, risks and challenges faced in moving to an Exchange 2007 environment and help them to prepare their organisations and infrastructures for the future. This document is not intended to provide a ... read more..

Digital Collaboration - 05 Nov 2009

Avanade believe that collaboration is an organizational capability that will become increasingly vital to business success and, further, that digital collaboration - the use of technologies to enable efficient and valuable connections among people and information - represents the area of IT with the greatest potential for improving business performance ... read more..

Mobile Phones – The New Fingerprints? - 05 Nov 2009

Mobile phones have now become an essential part of everyday life with more that 40m owned by British residents. Their constantly increasing functionality and the fact that hardly anyone goes anywhere without their mobile means that the information available on both SIM /Handset can determine more about a person's movements, ... read more..

 

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