At the beginning of this year, Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health, set out his vision of a paperless NHS by 2018. No-one doubts the scale of the challenge, and equally everyone is aware of the huge benefits it could bring. What is still being hotly debated is the how.
It’s the reason why we are creating an electrified banking ring fence to separate investment and commercial banking activity, whilst avoiding the outright banning of bank trading activity. It is why we try to incorporate European wishes for banking reform, whilst ploughing our own furrow.
Technology is certainly breaking down the barriers between work and home. It feels like our work life balance has gone to hell in a handcart. Now, it seems it is gate-crashing the bedroom with more and more of us checking email the last thing we do before the head hits the pillow. Can technology ever be romantic?
Most people said they would like a single number to access all public services. Voice recognition and self-service are popular too, with people saying they had used these for voter registration, general bill enquiries and checking holiday rubbish collection times.
Maybe one of the largest areas of evolution in the security market today relates to tools that perform threat detection in real-time? Looking forward, the application of big data toolsets will prove increasingly important in helping firms to handle vast volumes of data generated by security monitoring.
At the start they were asked how they felt about the UK economy. The answer was a mixed bag with well over half the audience thinking it was somewhere between “bleak” and “ready for improvement”. But by the end of the session the mood was noticeably up beat with two thirds considering the UK economy “had potential” or was even “warming up”!
With the Public Services Network (PSN) an increasingly hot topic as public and private sector organisations work hard to help make the first wave of connections a success, we thought it was a good time to host a Q&A session for anyone looking to find out more.
Organisations will love its rapid deployment and low cost, especially those used to high-performance contact centres. The product is a great choice to offer to middle market businesses and those who will eventually require advanced multimedia or smart mobile capability.