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Review of ICT Infrastructure in the Public Sector in Scotland

Published: 21 Jun 2011
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
978-1-78045-229

Report by John McClelland CBE on his review of ICT infrastructure in the public sector in Scotland.

58 page PDF

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58 page PDF

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Contents
Review of ICT Infrastructure in the Public Sector in Scotland
18 Glossary

58 page PDF

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18 Glossary

APUC

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

CHI

Community Health Index

Cloud Computing

Location independent computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software and data to computers and other devices on demand

COSLA

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

eExpenses

Web system for electronic processing of expenses claims

ePharmacy

Electronic transactions between prescribers and pharmacies

e RDM

Electronic records and document management

Ethernet

A protocol that controls the way data is transmitted over a local area network

EU

European Union

Fibre Network

A communications network using fibre optic cable that is capable of delivering very high-speed internet connections

Gbps

Gigabits per second

GCSX

Government Connect Secure Extranet

Glow

The Scottish Schools Intranet

HEIDS

Higher Education Information Directors Scotland

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

ISIS

Information Services and Information Systems Division

IT

Information Technology

Janet

UK-wide network dedicated to education and research

JISC

Joint Information Systems Committee

Kbps

Kilobits per second

Local Loop Unbundling

The regulatory process of allowing multiple telecommunications operators to use connections from the telephone exchange to the customers premises

LTS

Learning and Teaching Scotland

Mbps

Megabits per second

N3

The national broadband network for the NHS

NDPBs

Non-departmental public bodies

NEC

National Entitlement Card

NHS

National Health Service

NSS

NHS National Services Scotland

Ofcom

Office of Communications - the UK's independent telecommunications regulator and competition authority

PBX

Private Branch Exchange

PMS

Patient Management System

PNN3

Police National ICT Network

PSBA

Public Sector Broadband Aggregation

PSN

Public Sector Network

SDS

Skills Development Scotland

SFC

Scottish Funding Council

SMART Homes Technology

The application of technology within the home to make household appliances and devices function in a more automated way

SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises

Socitm

Society of Information Technology Managers

Solace

Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

SPSA

Scottish Police Services Authority

Telecapability

The capability to interact or transact by audio-visual means supported by modern ICT

Telecare

The remote care of vulnerable people, providing the care and reassurance needed to allow them to remain living in their own homes

Telehealthcare

The delivery of health-related services and information using telecommunication technologies

Telemedicine

Technology to support the application of clinical medicine by audio-visual means

UCAS

Universities and Colleges Admission Service

UHI

University of the Highlands and Islands

VOIP

Voice Over Internet Protocol

WAN

Wide Area Network


Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot