Apperception Joins Aiim!
Apperception are now Professional Members of AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management). AIIM are a global organisation that provides independent research, education and certification programs to information professionals.
AIIM represent the entire information management community, with programs and content for practitioners, technology suppliers, integrators and consultants.
“Joining the AIIM global community will help us to continue being on the pulse and alert to the ever changing challenges and demands of managing information assets in an era of social, mobile, cloud and big data.” Peter Lyne, Apperception Managing Director.
If you like to find out more about what AIIM do, go to http://www.aiim.org/
CivvyStreet Virtual Careers Fair Launched
Apperception have Created, Developed and Launched an innovative Virtual Careers Fair on behalf of the CivvyStreet Partnership and British Gas.
The bespoke virtual platform enables jobseekers to navigate themselves around a careers fair from whatever location they so choose, providing they have internet connection! Jobseekers are able to have live one to one chat with employers, check out job descriptions, read content and watch videos published by potential employers.
You can take a look at the Virtual Careers fair at www.civvystreet.org. The event started this morning and will be ending at 5pm tomorrow. If you think your organisation would benefit from such development, please get in contact.
Aberdeen City Council Fined £100,000 by the ICO
The ICO revealed it has issued Aberdeen City Council with a fine for £100,000 after confidential records of some of its constituents were published online. Some of the information related to alleged criminal offences of constituents and the care of vulnerable children.
The breach occurred when a council worker accessed sensitive documents from her personal computer while at home. Her machine had a file transfer programme installed on it, which automatically uploaded all of the sensitive information onto the Internet.
The ICO stated that Aberdeen City Council had no relevant home working policy in place for staff and failed to have sufficient measures in place to restrict external downloading of sensitive information from the council’s network. The huge fine administered by the ICO speaks volumes about their tolerance to Local authority data breaches.
If you would like to speak to someone at Apperception about how your organisation could avoid security breaches such as these please register an interest here. You can read more on the story here ICO.
Brighton 19th- 21st May 2013
Information and Records Management Society
Apperception have been invited to demonstrate the capabilities’ of its DataCube Service at the annual Information and Records Management Society Conference. The event is taking place at the Metropol Hotel in Brighton and will run from Sunday 19th May to Tuesday 21st May 2013. If you wish to find out more about what DataCube can offer your organisation or you simply wish to attend this year’s event, visit IRMS.
Making Big Data Work in the Public sector – Barbican London 20th March 2013
Apperception will be delivering a Masterclass tutorial on how deal with large quantities of unstructured data within the public sector. Dr Michael R Taylor, Peter Lyne and Colin James will be speaking on how Apperception’s DataCube Service can transform unstructured and insecure data into managed useful information assets.
If you wish to attend or would like more information visit Public Service Events Password - spn_22ev09
Apperception Launches New CivvyStreet Partnership Website
With the continuing support of The Royal British Legion, Apperception has launched a new version of the CivvyStreet website on behalf of The CivvyStreet Partnership Service. The new website has a new look and a number of new features and services. This is an exciting time for The CivvyStreet Partnership as we continue to build on the success of the site, which now has nearly 40,000 registered members. Using Apperception’s expertise in development and online marketing, the site continues to grow and will be further extended in the near future, offering more information and support to the UK Armed Forces community - past and present.
To see the new site, visit CivvyStreet
Apperception launches the DataCube
Apperception DataCube services has been set up to address the demanding issues that many organisations have in dealing with the rapidly increasing volumes of unstructured, online data, in all of its forms. Not only are the data volumes growing year on year with ever spiralling costs of data storage and backup but the data must also be secured.
Apperception’s DataCube provides solutions for data management of large data volumes (“Big Data”), document classification and management, protective marking and interrogation. Using innovative solutions based on Latent Semantic Indexing technology, we are currently working with UK Public Sector organisations to use these solutions in areas such as Freedom of Information responses, Fraud Detection and Forensic Investigation. Apperception will be extending this technology to commercial uses and will provide further details shortly.
Visit the DataCube section of this website for more details.
Rod Lyons: Business Development Director
Rod is a highly experienced strategic leader, with over 20 years in consultancy, management and non-executive roles. Rod’s background was originally in London local government but his experience and in-depth expertise has grown to encompass the public, private and third sectors. Through Veredus as a Business Director and Odgers Berndtson as a Partner, as well as via his own company, he has a powerful track record in successfully selling senior level consultancy and associated services to numerous government bodies and public agencies across England.
Peter Lyne Joins Apperception
Peter Lyne has joined Apperception Ltd as Managing Director.
Peter has worked in hi-tech industries throughout his career, starting in corporate life with ICL/Fijitsu and moving to the telecoms industry with Nortel Networks as group Vice President of the Cable and Wireless Global Account and then President of the Nortel Networks Professional Services organisation outside North America. Peter brings a wealth of experience in both corporate, SME and general business life, spending 10 years as an independent consultant to government, 4G, start-up and established companies. His enthusiasm for this unique product set plus his experience with customers and suppliers make him a valuable leader of our team.