According to the United Nations, on average, more than 200 million people were affected and more than 70,000 were killed by natural disasters annually. Given the fact that one of the primary responsibilities of government is to protect the public and minimize the effects of such calamities, citizens now demand that public-sector safety organizations be proactive, and respond promptly and effectively to all types of crisis situations, including catastrophes, terror events, and threats to critical infrastructure.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times.
Government organizations need a workforce approach that not only enables employees to make informed decisions and work more efficiently, but also promotes engagement and satisfaction. Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to enable employees to better focus on their core roles and expertise and how to access the right information on demand to be more productive. As well, determine best practices for selecting the right devices to enable the organization as a whole to accomplish its mission, meet citizens’ needs, and attract and retain the workforce it needs for the future.
The General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016 with the goal to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. What is the scope of the GDPR? How does it impact your organisation? This white paper guides you so your organization can meet the needs of GDPR.
The General Data Protection Regulation1 is a European Union regulation with the full title of ‘Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data and on the free movement
of such data, which repeals Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)’.
It’s the first comprehensive overhaul and replacement of European data protection legislation in over twenty years and could be the most significant regulatory framework
to hit organizations since Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002. Its purpose is to replace the varying implementations across Europe of the earlier EU Data Protection Directive with a single harmonized EU regulation. The intended outcome is a standardized set of expectations about how an organization must manage and protect personally identifiable information on employees, clients and other applicable data subjects.
Any organization that holds data on EU citizens, regardless of where it is domiciled, within the EU or otherwise, is in sco
In a world where customers and citizens expect so much more from technology, the race is on to develop a finely tuned high performance IT function. Hopefully by reading this book you're in a better position to see how DevOps supports this imperative and can develop the strategies needed to reignite your business.
By placing the future of transportation in the cloud, governments can improve the performance of technology infrastructure and focus on delivering innovative services to citizens, without increasing costs. You can start that journey today.
In this eBook, you will learn about:
• Life-saving digital initiatives on US streets
• Valuable data insights across UK airports
• Scalable ticketing services for Turkey’s Istanbul Deniz Otobüsleri ferry passengers
• Cost savings for Singapore’s Land Transport Agency
• Scalable, secure innovation at speed
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Over the last few years government agencies have been concerned with protection of personal data and consequences of data breaches on business and citizens. That’s driven businesses to look how rules and regulations can help guide organizations to build systems and processes that protect peoples data. Watch now to learn more.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 13, 2018
On the 13th February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act was passed in the Australian
Parliament, introducing a mandatory notification regime. This bill commences on the 23rd February 2018 and will
require organisations to notify data subjects and regulators in the event of an “eligible” data breach.
An “eligible data breach” will occur where:
? There is unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, the information; and
? A reasonable person would conclude that the access or disclosure would be likely to result in serious harm to
any of the individuals to whom the information relates
The amended legislation provides greater clarity to Australian citizens about the privacy of their personal information
and will affect Australian companies as well as international organisations with Australian operations.
It also means that businesses must carefully think about the practical issues related to data breach responses
and the disruptive consequences of any un
Government agencies are taking advantage of new capabilities like mobile and cloud to deliver better services to its citizens. Many agencies are going paperless, streamlining how they interact with citizens and providing services more efficiently and faster. This short video will show real examples of how government agencies are applying new capabilities like cognitive and analytics to improve how they ingest, manage, store and interact with content.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework seeks to create a
harmonized data protection framework across the European Union, and aims
to give back EU citizens control of their personal data by imposing stricter
requirements for those hosting and processing this data, anywhere in the
IBM is committed to putting data responsibility first and providing solutions
that are secure to the core for all customers. As such, IBM Cloud has fully
adopted the EU Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service providers
– meaning we agree to meet the entirety of its stringent requirements.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
Technology empowers governments to improve how and when they reach citizens. It improves the quality and accessibility of public services, ultimately creating a more productive environment where citizens can thrive. Leveraging the cloud is one way governments can accelerate this shift, with benefits occurring first inside the institution.
Innovation requires many ingredients: a great idea, creativity, persistence, the right data, and technology. Governments around the world are taking advantage of the cloud to reduce cost and transform the way they deliver on their mission. The expectations of an increasingly digital citizenry are high, yet all levels of government face budgetary and human resource constraints. Cloud computing (on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing) can help government organizations increase innovation, agility, and resiliency, all while reducing costs. This whitepaper provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.
Society simply must change the way it serves its most vulnerable members. Service delivery models are outdated and constrained by budgets, organizational structures and legislation. Citizens aren’t getting what they need to become more self-sufficient and recover from hard times or significant events such as disasters. Government isn’t keeping up with the demand generated by the complex times we live in and agencies are stressed to the breaking point by current service expectations. Something different must be done to generate better outcomes. This action requires better engagement between government and citizens which can lead to more self-reliant individuals and lower demands and costs on government. In California, one county is tackling this challenge head on and has found a better way to serve their citizens.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Never before have state and local governments been expected to do so much with so little. Even as budgets remain tight in a post-recession environment, tech-savvy citizens demand higher levels of service, they want to pay taxes by credit card, renew their driver's license online, and check traffic from their smartphone.
These responsibilities make cyber security critical for state agencies, municipalities, and public utilities. Governments possess residents' most sensitive information - including inviolable personal data such as Social Security numbers and birth certificates.
This white paper highlights:
Why traditional tools fail to detect advanced attacks;
Gaining a cohesive, correlated view of all major threat vectors;
How to leverage signature-less, real-time security that thwarts zero-Day attacks.
Digital Transformation of America's largest family controlled financial services institution with a history dating back to three generations. Learn how the role of data changed at the bank during a continued evolution of customer experience. First Citizens Bank has been using TIBCO's integration and advanced analytics technology to provide a seamless, consistent, customer self-service experience, to tackle fraud, or to provide more accurate and proactive financial services.
Most of the public and its public safety professionals live and work in a digital world of mobile devices, instant connectivity, and geo-location. This one powerful fact is changing the way police and first responders react to incidents and interact with the communities they serve.
Types and severity of incidents are also changing, due in part to socio-cultural and environmental factors. Complicated risk scenarios requiring inter-agency coordination are occurring in both urban areas and once-sleepy suburban towns.
To perform in this volatile new reality, public safety is undergoing a digital transformation focusing more on predictive and preventive practices.1 With the help of advanced technologies, citizens and trusted partners, agencies are:
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Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust deliver integrated health and social care to over 340,000 citizens in Belfast, part of the Borough of Castlereagh and also the wider region of Northern Ireland. Operating over a network of six organizations: the Trust headquarters, Belfast City Hospital, The Royal Hospitals, Mater Hospital, Forster Green
Hospital and Musgrave Hospital and over 100 physical locations with an annual budget of approximately £1bn (spending about £3m each day) and a staff of over 20,000 makes it one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not in effect, requiring global organizations to significantly address how they process and protect the personal data of EU citizens. Yet, Gartner predicted, “Less than 50% of all organizations impacted will fully comply with GDPR.”* Confused about the requirements and what next steps to take? Read our GDPR eBook to learn about the regulation and its key requirements. *Gartner, GDPR Clarity: 19 Frequently Asked Questions Answered, by Bart Wilemsen, 29 August 2017
In today’s increasingly mobile world, Energy workers require instant communication and access to data intelligence wherever the job
may take them. From the oil rig to the electric grid and everywhere in between, having the right data, in the right hands, at the right time,
no matter the environment or device of choice — is simply non-negotiable. Organizations across various Energy segments — oil & gas,
electric utilities, water utilities, and mining — are currently juggling a mix of communication devices and are hindered by gaps in coverage,
poor battery life and fragile equipment that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Yet, citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, on clean running water, and on lights that turn on when they flip the switch.
Meeting these expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for Energy workers day-in and day-out. So oil & gas
workers can communicate safely in hazardous environments. So precious resources are
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is
faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments —
oil, gas, petrochemical, electric utilities, water utilities and mining — are
currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are
hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment
that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of
now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because
when communication slows, operation slows.
Citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, clean running
water and lights that turn on when they flip the switch. Meeting these
expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for
energy workers day-in and day-out. So workers can communicate safely
in hazardous environments. So precious resources are not wasted and
efficient operations are maintained. So energy companies can continue
to exceed expectations.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
In a country often referred to as the business hub of the Middle East, bringing a new person into the world gave parents plenty to keep them busy. For each birth, parents were required to visit a number of different government agencies to collect the necessary legal documents such as a birth certificate and a national ID card.
But a new emphasis on 'Smart Government' aimed to transform the experience for the benefit of all citizens.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 22 years and it will have a profound impact on every organization that relies on the storage and processing of personal data of EU citizens. Starting May 25, 2018, the penalties begin for noncompliance, with GDPR fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or 20 million euros - whichever is greater.
As this new regulation also impacts Veeam®, we wanted to share our insights on our road to compliancy. In a new executive brief, GDPR: 5 Lessons Learned, Veeam Compliance Experience Shared, we walk through these lessons and share how our software played a critical role within data management and protection strategies to ensure we remain compliant while delivering Availability for the Always On Enterprise™."