Category Archives: Business

The tablet to cure all ills

Marc Flanagan, Head of Central Government Business in Dell, discusses the increasing use of tablets in organisations and some of the areas and challenges organisations need to be thinking about as they...

Technical computing in the public sector

Professor JC Desplat, Director of the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), discusses his experience of public sector partnerships. Many of our readers may not be familiar with your organisation. Tell us...

Delivering on reform

Chief Procurement Officer Paul Quinn explains how reform is improving how the system operates. The changes to how government undertakes its procurement are continuing under the Government reform programme, led by Minister...

A shared vision for healthcare

Achieving patient safety and efficiency in healthcare through barcoding. The GS1 Healthcare User Group (HUG) for Ireland, launched in April 2013 to support stakeholders with­ the implementation of GS1 standards in healthcare,...

Serving the patient through procurement

John Swords, Head of Procurement for the HSE, explained how it practically makes a difference to patients and the scope for improving services as reform gathers pace. With 30 years of experience...

Procurement: developing the profession

Seán O’Dwyer, President of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) and Purchasing Manager with Dublin Airport Authority, discusses how the profession is changing and being increasingly valued by government....

Comprehensive healthcare agency provider

Partnering with 24hrCareServices takes the stress of administration out of providing care. A hard-working work ethic and commitment to quality is assured. 24hrCareServices is a vibrant company providing a unique 24-hour on-call...

Reforming procurement: the northern experience

Des Armstrong, Director of the Central Procurement Directorate, outlined how more centralisation and prioritisation – and an outcome-focused culture change – are changing the North’s approach to sourcing goods and services for...

The innovation partnership

Angelyn Rowan, Senior Associate at Eversheds, explains how Europe’s new procurement process for innovation partnership will operate in practice. Smart growth, including developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation, is one...

Opening up procurement to SMEs

Ibec’s Aidan Sweeney explains why a national public procurement strategy for SMEs is necessary and sums up the key practical changes that would create more opportunities for small firms. In March 2014,...