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The standstill period for the new framework 'Digital Outcomes and Specialists' is over. We’re pleased that Change Management Partners' application was successful. We expect that you’ll be able to buy our services on the Digital Marketplace from mid April. Buyers already procure CMP services via the Digital Marketplace's GC7 framework including Virtual Chief Digital Officer, Cloud Security Audit, Programme Delivery and Programme Governance, Risk & Reporting solutions. New Buyers should go to https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk

The standstill period for the new framework 'Digital Outcomes and Specialists' is over. We’re pleased that Change Management Partners' application was successful. We expect that you’ll be able to buy our services on the Digital Marketplace from mid April.

Buyers already procure CMP services via the Digital Marketplace's GC7 framework including Virtual Chief Digital Officer, Cloud Security Audit, Programme Delivery and Programme Governance, Risk & Reporting solutions. New Buyers should go to https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk

Bluecoat acquires Elastica for $280M - 11 Nov 2015

Blue Coat has acquired cloud security company Elastica, in a move the company hopes will enable it to offer enhanced security solutions across cloud, on-premise and hybrid cloud environments.

Elastica's CloudSOC will be offered to customers alongside Blue Coat's cloud and on-premise web security solutions, which currently offers businesses advanced web and cloud security, encrypted traffic management, advanced threat protection, incident response and network forensics, and network performance optimisation. The addition of Elastica's services to Blue Coat's security portfolio means the company can add threat scoring, risk analysis and policy management to its product line-up via a CASB gateway and API controls.

“This acquisition gives Blue Coat customers access to Elastica’s CloudSOC, which brings an unprecedented level of elegance and innovation to something that is rapidly becoming a complex challenge for organizations to solve," said Greg Clark, Blue Coat CEO. "As we evaluated many CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) players, it was clear that Elastica’s technologies represent the future of the CASB space."

Blue Coat said its decision to buy Elastica for $280m was made as part of its plans to help customers implement solid security solutions as they embrace cloud technologies.

“Given the rapid acceleration of cloud adoption, our holistic data science-powered approach to cloud access security will enhance Blue Coat’s globally deployed security platform, empowering its customers to confidently and securely take advantage of the speed and agility that cloud applications offer,” said Rehan Jalil, CEO and founder of Elastica.

New Report: Digital stalls in Local Government - 15 Nov 2015

With the further cuts to local government budgets, and broader reform of business rates and revenue support grant on the horizon, saving money and reducing demand through digitisation remain pressing issues. 

The LGC chaired a senior level discuss on local authorities’ digital transformation. The discussion asked what the main challenges and opportunities of digitisation were, what new skills local authority staff would need to achieve digitisation, and what the barriers to digitisation were.

Martin Ferguson, director of policy and research at the Society of Information Technology Management (SOCITM), said

"Often local authorities were looking at the challenges of digitisation from the wrong angle. It’s not about websites; it’s about engaging the citizen and about areas of high cost, such as social care,”

“One of the big things is the leadership issue. We’re not being ambitious enough. We keep talking about transactions whereas actually it’s the interactions where the biggest scope exists for service redesign and digital transformation.” he said.

Scale was another issue, Mr Ferguson highlighted: “We have lots of really good examples of things being done around the country, but we don’t have scale. There are great projects, but they just remain as projects.”  Concluding that, digital transformation had to be as much about mind-set and cultural change as about technological innovation

FoI report released:  New light shed on NHS digital capabilities to deliver savings - 9 Nov 2015

The findings of Modelling the potential of digitally-enabled processes, transparency and participation in the NHS – a research report (2014) conducted by McKinsey & Company on behalf of NHS England – has been released under the Freedom of Information Act. According to HSJ, the research was used to build the case for a Department of Health bid for up to £5.6bn of additional technology funding in the Spending Review (2015). The research stresses the need for ‘upfront investment’ of between £5bn and £5.2bn, and then between £2.3bn and £3bn to fund ‘running costs’, which by estimations, could deliver between £8.3bn and £13.7bn savings by 2020-21.

The summary slides of the findings also list 22 recommendations on next steps to embed the digital agenda in the NHS. Some of them, such as CQC to include data quality and use as part of reviews; and to Strengthen IG by creating clear set of rules and standards around data, have already been reflected, for example in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcements at NHS Expo in September.

CMP support TechUK’s  “EHI Live” Conference – 3 November 2015

For an eighth consecutive year, techUK had a significant presence at EHI Live 2015, including launching their paper on Personal Digital Care.

The two day conference included policy announcements from senior stakeholders such as Tim Kelsey (National Director for Patients and Information) and Beverley Bryant (Director of Digital Technology) of NHS England. There are five themes in particular that grabbed our attention.  The full round up can be viewed via TechUK’s site.

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