From IT Adviser The information security profession is defying recessionary economic conditions as those working in the field enjoy upward mobility, salary increases and full employment. That's according to the latest (ISC)2 Career Impact Survey, which we have conducted since 2008 to track the effect of the economic downturn on the ... read more..
Media release The National Computing Centre has launched a new service that helps its member organisations identify the right independent IT consultant to help with their projects. The Consultant Assure service is free-of-charge to members who pay only the standard consultancy fee charged by these firms. The National Computing Centre has a ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyOff the blocks and into the record booksThe first further education college to achieve the National Computing Centres IT Department Accreditation standard has done so in style Leeds City College recorded one of the highest ever scores for customer satisfaction when it secured its ITDA status ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyGreater Manchester fired up by ITDAAn IT team known as the computer prevention department just 10 years ago has sealed its reputation as a leading force with an industry award. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services ICT department has won the National Computer Centre (NCC) IT Department ... read more..
Media release Attaining the NCC's IT Department Accreditation (ITDA) standard has paid dividends for the Together Housing Group, helping it to win a Government house-building contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The contract covers the Pendleton area of Salford, which is to be transformed through the 430 million 'Create a New ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 28 August 2012 NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyITDA helps Together Housing win 430m contractAttaining the NCCs IT Department Accreditation (ITDA) standard has already begun to pay dividends for the Together Housing Group it has helped the Group win a Government house-building contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds.As Mo Ali, Together Housings Group ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyVp Group shines under ITDA spotlightHow do you know whether your IT processes are best practice? The NCCs ITDA scheme is the acid test and fortunately Vp plc passed.When you have worked for many years in the same IT department, it can be difficult to judge ... read more..
InfoSec Needs Greater Business RelevanceInfoSec must change. Vendors currently spend three days selling themselves at the show, but the needs of business organisations and their users must become the top priority. Rather than delivering a sprawl of disconnected technologies, the show needs to have more of a business and industry ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyGallions optimises its IT with flagship NCC schemeMichael Dean talks to Ali Jaffri, IT manager at Gallions Housing Association, about why it chose to join the National Computing Centres business improvement programme, the IT Department Accreditation (ITDA) scheme. Ali discusses the accreditation experience and the value Gallions ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyIts not about pass or fail, its about quality of service, professionalism and continuous performance improvement.Aster Group is now accredited to the National Computing Centres Standard for IT Departments. IT director Roy Thompson talks to Michael Dean about why Asters IT team applied, the benefits the company ... read more..
No software developer sets out to produce bad code and create insecure applications, but there appears to be a lack of understanding towards securing software in the corporate infrastructure. Security weaknesses in software systems of enterprises are routinely exposed by hacking incidents; the Sony and Play.com breaches are the most ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case StudyA blueprint for an outstanding futurePhil Pettifer, information services manager at Walsall Housing Group, speaks to Michael Dean about ITs role in helping the organisation become truly outstanding. Phil tells us why whg chose to seek accreditation to The National Computing Centres Standard for IT Departments and ... read more..
NCC ITDA Case Study ...it is much better when a respected third party says were good too! Michael Dean talks to Rick Smith, IT manager at the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, about its successful application to become accredited to The National Computing Centres Standard for IT Departments and the ... read more..
Chatter challenges the new world of social mediaSalesforce.com has unveiled its new Chatter Servicethis allows enterprises to integrate and use publicly available information about their customers via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook with their CRM.Chatter Service is intended to improve the customers experience because enterprises have ... read more..
public sector procurement IT procurement specialist and Probrand MD, Peter Robbins, explores the barriers restraining the public sector from doing more business with SMEs. The current process design and management results in duplicated requests for information, suppliers being engaged for an unnecessarily long time and SMEs being excluded as distinct requirements ... read more..
NCC Media ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. 12th September 2011.A new survey from the National Computing Centre, The Benchmark of IT Spending and Strategy 2011 shows that UK organisational Information Technology (IT) spending remains in decline. A significant divide in IT spending between public and private sectors ... read more..
ITDA CASE STUDY: Aircelle Michael Dean talks to Steve Simpson IS Manager at Aircelle, the first engineering company to be accredited to the National Computing Centres Standard for IT departments. He finds out why they applied for accreditation and what they got out of the process. The company Despite the ... read more..
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..
ITDA CASE STUDY: Bedford Borough Council ICT ServicesMichael Dean talks to Sharon Hayes, Quality Manager and Project Officer, Bedford Borough Council and finds out why the Unitary Authority applied for accreditation to the National Computing Centres Standard for IT departments and what they got out of the process. Bedford Borough ... read more..
Michael Dean talks to Paul Day, Head of IS and Business Support at British Transport Police about their accreditation to the National Computing Centre Standard for IT Departments For the British Transport Police (BTP) 2012 will be a defining year. Policing the London Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a ... read more..
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 about ... read more..
Management StrategyBigger, smaller or non-existent? How will the IT department look in 2020? At the launch of this year's CI0 50, the UK's top IT chiefs considered whether the IT department will be a very different beast in a decade's time, or even existFollow this link ... read more..
21 June 2011 Download the presentations The CxO experience David Evans former CFO of a major retailer and Global CIO of Aon Group Richard Nichols former Group CTO at Legal General Assurance ... read more..
Media ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. For issue 20th June 2011The majority of organisations are dissatisfied with the quality of information that they are able to produce from their finance systems. This is according to new research commissioned by the National Computing Centres Evaluation Centre service. (www.evaluationcentre.com).The ... read more..
geographical information systems Geographical information systems (GIS) technology has been around in some shape or form for over 40 years, helping analyse and make sense of spatial data. But today, GIS is helping solve a raft of new challenges in both the private and public sector, as it comes of ... read more..
IT Department Accreditation - case study Michael Dean finds out how and why the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland became accredited to the NCC Standard for IT Departments. The criminal justice system in Northern Ireland never sleeps, incidents and crimes can occur at any time of the day and often ... read more..
Michael Dean discusses Northern Ireland Housing Executives accreditation to the National Computing Centre Standard for IT Departments with Colleen Long Assistant Director and Head of IT Services at NIHE. The Northern Ireland Housing Association (NIHE) which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is Northern Irelands Regional Housing Authority, ... read more..
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..
The Evolution Before we explore the differences between .NET and Java, lets first find out why they exist at all. If we cast our mind back to the early days of computing, programming was a very difficult task. There were many different computers with wildly different architectures. (Soviet computer Сетунь ... read more..