Acknowledging the power of purchasing

The Crown Commercial Service brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing commercial services to the public sector and saving money for the taxpayer. Government Business analyses the latest news, policies and advice from the government department.

Buying with your head above the Clouds

The G-Cloud framework was first launched in 2012 to encourage the uptake of Cloud based solutions for the public sector. Government Business analyses its latest iteration, G-Cloud 7.

Unlocking the business potential of the Internet of Things

Taking place on 12-13 April 2016 at London’s ExCeL, Smart IoT London is the largest and most influential gathering of Internet of Things expertise in the world, for two days of invaluable knowledge sharing.

The stronger, faster, leaner data centre

Data Centre World returns on 12-13 April 2016, bringing an unrivalled line up of world-class suppliers to the data centre sector, thousands of hours of free content and first class peer networking opportunities.

The ultimate journey of discovery

Taking place on 12-13 April at the ExCeL Centre, Cloud Expo Europe returns with its biggest and best instalment to date. Government Business details what to look out for.

Discovering diversity among Scotland’s cities

VisitScotland’s Tom Maxwell describes the nation’s vibrant culture and heritage, and reflects upon the 2015 year of food and drink.

The unpopular difficulty of debt collection

The challenging issue of collecting debts in the public sector requires more clarity, says Sean Feast, Managing Editor of Credit Management magazine, and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

Giving children the space to play

Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries, suggests a change to procurement practices could help local authorities to solve some of the issues affecting local play facilities.

In light of the explosion of content, data and information in the public sector, John Mancini of the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) explains why security must be upheld.

Countering terrorism and valuing security

Security & Counter Terror Expo returns to London in April with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe.

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Event Diary

Taking place on 18-19 May 2016, FLOODEX is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector looking at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage.

 With flooding in Britain forecast to increase and predictions of an escalation of flood instances, it's clear that Britain faces a major problem and a need to identify the most effective solutions.
 

IFSEC International, Europe's largest security exhibition, welcomes over 27,000 global security professionals to ExCeL London to explore the latest innovations and hear from the best in the industry, all under one roof over three days.

It’s going to be a huge year for housing – so make sure you’re at the heart of the debate at Housing 2016.