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The Gazette - official information source transforms for digital age

The UK's oldest journal of public record, The Gazette, has announced the launch of a new website to change its publishing model for the digital age. The Gazette has been a definitive source of official notices for almost 350 years, on topics ranging from military reports to the Queen's Honours to information on bankruptcies and insolvencies. The new website,, is underpinned by an open API and a story structure which makes it easier to identify individual notices and to reuse and repurpose Gazette data. In addition, the new platform allows users to manually and visually check the provenance trail of any published notice. Recorded as RDF, the trail can be interrogated at any point, showing how the notice has been handled, the publication says.
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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise unveils 'applications-as-a-service' business communications

The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise division is today introducing a suite of business communications and collaboration applications delivered as a service (AaaS) for individual employees, complete teams or departments of any size. Delivered through Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise channel business partners, the OpenTouch Personal Cloud (OTPC) offers businesses a collection of applications, on an as-needed, per-user basis. All OTPC applications are accessible via web browsers, and also via dedicated apps on smartphones and tablets. The initial three applications include the conferencing tool OpenTouch Conference; OpenTouch Video Store, which enables employees to create and share video content; and OpenTouch Team Share, a cloud-based file sharing tool. The offer will be made available globally starting with early adopter business partners in Australia, France, Germany, Spain, UK and the US.
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Informed Solutions and Skyscape join forces on government cloud services

Cloud services specialists Informed Solutions and Skyscape Cloud Services have joined forces to offer an integrated portfolio of professional and technical services to the public sector, the companies have announced. Informed Solutions is an independent provider of cloud consultancy, services and systems integration, while Skyscape offers secure, 'pay as you use' cloud hosting services. Working in partnership, the two organisations say they will now offer 'end-to-end' cloud-based solutions; from cloud suitability assessments, service redesign and migration to infrastructure and platform services, ongoing support, and service management.
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