Ordnance Survey and Jisc release Digimap for Colleges
National mapping agency Ordnance Survey and Jisc - the charity that offers digital services to UK education and research - have released Digimap for Colleges, a free, secure online mapping service supporting further education institutions, staff and students. Designed to complement the national curriculum, Digimap for Colleges features a range of Ordnance Survey's current maps including OS MasterMap, the most detailed map of Great Britain, as well as digital versions of Ordnance Survey's famous paper maps, the OS Landranger and OS Explorer Maps. The launch of Digimap for Colleges follows the success of Digimap for Schools and Digimap for Higher Education, and represents a continuation of the national mapping agency's support for the teaching of geography at all levels. The service - developed by EDINA, a Jisc designated centre for digital expertise and online service delivery based at the University of Edinburgh - will be available through the Jisc Collections Catalogue, a central source of online educational resources. The detailed maps available through Digimap for Colleges offer complete coverage of Great Britain. Students are able to create their own maps showing different detail depending on what they are studying, including building outlines, streets, roads and natural landscapes such as woodlands and rivers. Students can customise their own maps by adding points, lines, text and images, as well as using colour to represent different types of land use and building. Peter Burnhill, director at EDINA said: "We expect this to enhance a broad range of subjects making use of ICT... ensuring modern skills in business, leisure and tourism, construction and the built environment, as well as in computing, maths and geography."
Pictured: The Digimap for Colleges home screen.
Digimap for Colleges: digimapforcolleges.edina.ac.uk
Ordnance Survey: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
Integrated secure cloud service suite from tolomy
Secure cloud services provider tolomy has launched a new suite of flexible, scalable services offering support for CESG accredited Business Impact Levels 1, 2 and 3 across its Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Services are available as managed, collaborative or unmanaged andall offer integral security controls delivered by tolomy, an accredited cloud provider operating out of government certified UK-based data centres, the company says.
The suite includes Protective Monitoring as a Service (PMaaS), oversees security of IT systems across the enterprise; Email as a service (EaaS), for secure delivery of business-critical email; Collaboration as a Service (CaaS), enabling organisations to make use of secure, PSN and internet facing resource portals via Microsoft Sharepoint using accredited sharing platforms for sensitive data; Storage and backup; and Disaster recovery.
NHS Shared Business Services appoints David Morris as managing director
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has appointed David Morris as its new managing director. NHS SBS is the market leader in business support services for the NHS, and is a 50/50 joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria. Morris, who has worked for NHS SBS since 2007, brings with him extensive experience of shared services in the NHS. He is a member of senior management team and was formerly Business Development Director. Prior to joining NHS SBS, Morris held a number of senior business development roles, including sales and marketing director at Capita and head of healthcare at Cable & Wireless. He has more than 10 years' experience in stakeholder management, shared services strategy and IT infrastructure.
NHS SBS: www.sbs.nhs.uk