Mel PoluckEditorThursday 7 September 2017

News shots .... 6 September 2017

Digital skills boost for youth charity

Sustainable ITLiverpool charity Youth Federation will receive £750,000 to provide coding and digital skills to increase employability from the government and Big Lottery Fund's Youth Investment Fund. The fund offers £40 million over the next three years to 86 youth organisations across the country to boost skills and life chances of young people living in disadvantaged areas.

Sustainable IT purchasing guide published

A guide to help organisations purchase sustainable IT products has been published, providing practical advice to organisations on procuring computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, headsets and monitors in a socially responsible way. "It's hard to drive this kind of change by yourself. This guide can help more organisations take action in sustainable purchasing of IT products,” said Sören Enholm, CEO at TCO Development, publisher of the guide. Read the free guide here.

Report finds pagers prevalent in NHS despite inefficiencies

A free report published this week finds the use of pagers by healthcare professionals in the NHS is still prevalent, despite the availability of more efficient communication methods. “Considering the drawbacks of pager based processes - including the lack of two way communication and auditing capabilities - it is surprising that legacy equipment is relied upon in emergency situations so heavily,” finds the report. It says that Acute Care settings account for 93.29% of all pagers in use in the NHS. The report was published by enterprise mobile technology company CommonTime. Read it here.

 

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