Capita to offer mobile payment to local authorities through Barclays partnership
Capita has integrated mobile payment service Barclays Pingit into its payment solutions, becoming the system's first public sector partner. A local authority customer will have the option of paying for a variety of services through the Pingit app, including council tax and one off purchases such as waste collection. The customer will be able to use a smartphone to scan a QR code on their bill and make a payment directly with Pingit. Payments. Pingit will update the local authority's income management system with details of who has paid for what, ensuring all payments can be easily reconciled. Barclays Pingit launched in February 2012 and has been downloaded 2.5m times with more than £350m of payments being processed through the platform. Users do not have to bank with Barclays and it is free to download and use the app.
Pictured: The Pingit app in use.
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Savision Live Maps new release "Unity" for business system monitoring
Savision, supplier of visualisation solutions for Microsoft System Center, has released a new edition of the company's flagship business application monitoring solution Live Maps. The system integrates with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Service Manager, the company says. It provides customisable dashboards that trace dependencies between business services and their underlying IT components and monitors the health status of each business service from three perspectives: end-users, application and infrastructure.
Aridhia releases open standards, private cloud analytics for health and life sciences
Aridhia has released a secure, cloud hosted data management and analytics platform for the healthcare and life sciences industries, AnalytiXagility. AnalytiXagility is the result of a three year, £5m development program by Aridhia supported by the UK Technology Strategy Board Stratified Medicine Program, with assistance from the Cancer Research UK's Experimental Cancer Centres and universities in Edinburgh and Dundee. AnalytiXagility has already been deployed as an on-premise model addressing a variety of stratified medicine, cancer, diabetes and risk stratification analytics applications. The new launch extends this functionality to a cloud hosted model, allowing healthcare, academic and industrial life science organisations access to an 'information commons' in which data on a large population become broadly available for research and service delivery use. Features include big data technologies to manage, analyse and visualise data, and the ability to analyse de-identified data in a secure environment that ensures the necessary safeguards for, and appropriate use of, data including audit and activity tracking from upload to analysis.
Toshiba and Becrypt announce partnership for mobility solutions
Toshiba UK has signed an agreement with security supplier Becrypt to sell the company's End Point Protection with its tablets and laptops. The joint solution will initially target the healthcare market where it will enable the secure handling of sensitive patient data in mobile working environments. The healthcare offering will bundle Toshiba's Tecra Z40 Ultrabook and Portégé Z10t convertible Ultrabook with Becrypt's encryption software. The Toshiba/Becrypt solution will enable mobile workers to access patient and citizen data from their mobile device while out in the community; capture and record information during patient or home visits; and manage schedules, routes and locations so that workers' case loads and visits are optimised. This also allows emergency cases and cancellations to be handled efficiently, and protects workers as their location is known at all times. Jeff Willis, Business Solutions Director, Toshiba Europe GmbH said: "We are seeing a huge demand from the public sector for the kind of mobile working solutions that have become common in the private sector over the last two or three years. By adding Becrypt's proven security platform to our devices we are able to provide cost-effective solutions that give public sector workers more flexibility whilst safeguarding patients' and citizens' data."