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ePC secure place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework

ePC secure place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework

Written by Alan Ingram on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in G-Cloud 9, Company news, Process Director, Cloud hosting

We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework.

What is G-Cloud 9?

G-Cloud 9 is an initiative targeted at streamlining the procurement of cloud services by public sector organisations. It offers:

  • An OJEU compliant framework agreement with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can procure cloud services without needing to run a full tender, RFQ, ITT or procurement process
  • An online store called the ‘Digital Marketplace’ that allows public sector organisations to search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud framework
10 reasons why efficient workflow is a critical tool for your business

10 reasons why efficient workflow is a critical tool for your business

Written by Alan Ingram on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation

During the course of our partnership with customers, there is usually a point that constitutes the “aha” moment. It is at that time they realise the importance and value of planning and mapping out an optimised workflow.

While few dispute the need for workflow, it usually requires seeing the workflow planned out before people spot and tackle what are minor discussion points at the planning stage, but would be business show-stoppers during production.

Developing your workflow has challenges; it’s like planning the world’s largest reception and taking into consideration every plate, glass, napkin, hors d’oeuvres, beverage and the thousands of other details that must be coordinated beforehand. Planning the reception mandates viewing the event holistically yet acting with singular precision.

How will the Safe Harbor ruling effect your business?

How will the Safe Harbor ruling effect your business?

Written by Alan Ingram on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Posted in Data capture, Safe Harbor

Last week, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled the ‘Safe Harbor Privacy Principles’ invalid.

This decision was reached after Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, filed a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, asking them to prohibit Facebook from transferring his personal data to the US after Edward Snowden claimed the US did not adequately protect personal data from NSA surveillance activities.

The ruling has potentially far-reaching consequences on businesses who transfer data across the Atlantic.

Love hurts

Written by Alan Ingram on Friday, 20 September 2013. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, Webinar

In the final blog of the series, we highlight some of the potential pitfalls that could put a strain on the perfect couple that is BPM and the Cloud.

Say the word compliance to most people and you’ll provoke a groan but one piece of legislation all UK organisations have to adhere to is the EU Data Protection Directive.

Fortunately, most IT systems now provide encryption and security features more than adequate to meet these requirements. Physical access to a server is harder to guarantee though and whilst any server located within the EU will be protected by the hosts own compliance to the Data Protection Directive, if the server is hosted outside the EU, it almost certainly won’t.

The perfect couple

Written by Alan Ingram on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, Webinar

Last week’s post discussed two equally relevant approaches to BPM, highlighted the Cloud and speculated that now might be the perfect time for organisations to review BPM activity and consider the move to a Cloud based platform.

Today, we’re going to investigate why BPM and the cloud make the perfect couple.

The table below shows how your corporate objectives for implementing a BPM solution marry with the features of a Cloud-based approach.

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