Back in 2004 the Office of Government Commerce signed a massive deal with Microsoft to provide all desktop software within the NHS. This followed some very high-level lobbying from both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer when it looked like the health service might ditch Microsoft from desktop PCs. But the NHS enterprise agreement has now … Continue reading Software licensing in the National Health Service is about to get a lot more complicated, and a lot more expensive.
Unless you’ve already got your enterprise cals, Sharepoint 2010 projects in the NHS just became whole lot more expensive ! The government has scrapped the long-running NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) enterprise agreement (EA) software licensing deal with Microsoft after deciding there was no business case or budget to renew it. The EA, which was … Continue reading Government scraps Â£80m Microsoft enterprise agreement with NHS
Here is a list of some providers who can provide hosting services on the N3 (NHS) network: BT Engage Sungard Ioko Vialtis Asckey Intechnology
PROCESS QUESTIONS 1. Does the process require reporting, auditing, compliance or version control? 2. Can the process be mapped? Or has the process been mapped and optimized already? 3. Is this process in operation today, electronically, in paper or otherwise? 4. If the business process is new to the business, have the necessary participants of … Continue reading K2 Process / Workflow Automation – Questions to ask
Card sorting is a technique that many information architects (and related professionals.) use as an input to the structure of a site or product. With so many of us using the technique, why would we need to write an article on it? While card sorting is described in a few texts and a number of … Continue reading Card Sorting: helping figure out your ‘best fit’ site taxonomy
This guidance helps healthcare organisations apply a chosen information architecture or taxonomy within a 2007 Office system environment. Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Information Architecture describes how to plan and design an information architecture and provides step-by-step instructions showing how to configure MicrosoftÂ® Office SharePointÂ® Server 2007 with these settings. This guidance is suitable for use … Continue reading NHS Guidance: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Information Architecture
A recent study conducted by ioko for a typical NHS Trust indicated that over half the respondents found it difficult to find information and could not be sure they were using the latest version of the document. 32% indicated that they spent between 2 to 5 hours or more per week searching for information. You … Continue reading Enterprise Content Management can lead to big savings for the NHS