Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It tackles universal public procurement issues and on its website you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, discussion trails and news stories. GovShop is its platform for finding and connecting suppliers with the public sector market.

Recent highlights include:

Don’t let politics confuse you in business: The landscape for technology acquisitions post-Brexit

A personal opinion on how business is really being affected by Brexit - or not. Mega trends put into context from the trade association for digital infrastucture and services to the UK public sector - Innopsis. Read that here.

Cybersecurity Supplier Market Map Provides Landscape Overview

The cybersecurity marketplace is diverse and changing every day. You cannot rely on old data or basic requests for information as your only market research tactics. You need to dig deeper to find suppliers with the latest and greatest capabilities but it's not realistic to find the time to do the research. Enter GovShop and Public Spend Forum.

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Where to Use AI and Other Tips From CIOs on Emerging Tech

The CIOs from the US departments of Health and Human Services, Justice and the General Services Administration offer emerging tech ideas - read their insights on using AI, machine learning, and other technologies.

Commentary: Government Agencies Should Stop Wasting Money on Software They Don’t Use

The US government allocates 80% of its IT spending just to maintain legacy systems. Every day, precious money and resources goes toward supporting yesterday’s technologies, and budgets for purchasing new IT are already limited without the added cost of purchasing software that will just sit on the shelf. Sound familiar?

And in other news:

If Brexit does not happen, civil servants in government comms face the reputational nightmare of having wasted £100m of public money

Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform?

Lending a Tech Hand to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Opportunities for the UK Government’s new innovation framework, Spark

Government invest nearly £100 million to back rising stars of science and innovative small businesses


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