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GeoPlace publishes digital mapping case studies

GeoPlace, the partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey which maintains the National Address Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, has published a book of case studies from the organisation's 2013 Exemplar Awards for innovative use of local authority address and street information. The studies outline the importance of address and street data in driving efficiency through improvement and innovation, including the mitigation of traffic impacts on new developments in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets; supporting better waste management services in South Staffordshire; identifying and accurately recording local businesses to ensure fair local business taxation in Barnsley; enabling the database integration to identify sub-letting within council properties and unlicensed privately rented properties in the London Borough of Newham; and enabling the development of the cross-authority Housing Fraud Partnership in Huntingdonshire and surrounding districts. The report can be downloaded as a pdf, and hard copies are also available from GeoPlace.
Pictured: The new GeoPlace case studies report

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Becrypt introduces iOS mobile management solution for government

Mobile security specialist Becrypt has launched a new Mobile Device Management solution aimed at UK public sector clients. Becrypt MDM simplifies the task of meeting UK government guidelines for iOS devices by automating an otherwise cumbersome provisioning process and automating policy conformance, the company says. The solution targets the government's "Choose Your Own Device" (CYOD) model, allowing organisations to secure iPads and iPhones to handle OFFICIAL tier data. The solution will be available from Becrypt partners as part of a Software-as-a-Service security offering as well as through the G-Cloud framework. The automated provisioning tools can ensure an existing operating system is reset to provide a trusted platform. Dr Bernard Parsons, CEO at Becrypt, said; "Becrypt MDM provides a way for organisations to deliver greater choice of user device, to improve both user experience and productivity. By focusing on meeting some of the unique requirements of government, we believe our technology can reduce cost of delivery and ownership, bringing to the user the flexibility that new technology offers, without unduly compromising security."

Toplevel adds seamless mobile support for Outreach case management

Public sector case management system supplier Toplevel has added responsive design features to the company's Outreach case management engine to offer web support for mobile devices. Outreach now automatically adapts the web interface to suit mobile or desktop users, displaying tailored web pages, fields and functions to suit the platform being used to access the portal. The responsive design feature is complemented by Design Studio, a feature that allows non-technical staff to customise and make changes to the Outreach system. "Outreach delivers a seamless experience to any user over any device. From a member of the public filling in a simple eForm using an iPhone, to a member of staff using a sophisticated case management solution away from the office with an Android tablet, Outreach automatically provides a consistent interface," said Toplevel strategy director Jane Roberts. Outreach is an integrated case management and process automation software solution offering data collection, business rules, guidance, approvals, e-signatures, case creation, workflow/BPM, resource booking, multi-channel communications and document publishing. Toplevel has delivered projects on behalf of national government agencies across the UK including the Ministry of Justice (Legal Aid Agency), Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and Environment Agency.

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