• NHS Saves £5M with Best Practice Procurement

The NHS has saved in excess of £5M on secure USB sticks and IT peripherals thanks to technology services provider, Probrand.

As part of a sole supplier partnership, the business has been delivering encrypted SafeXs USB devices at specialist framework prices via its online portal, www.theITindex.co.uk .

This CIPS accredited technology daily updates and compares price and stock on over 150,000 products from 2,500 manufacturers.  Users buy direct within the website.  Over four years it has delivered cashable savings of £5M on purchase price and reduced procurement time thanks to its best practice process.

The provision of government approved SafeXs encrypted devices, continues Probrand’s commitment to supporting public sector with a specialist security department, advising on appropriate methods of protecting data.

And with the EU looking to mandate data loss fines of 1M Euro, public sector organisations are reaching for tried and trusted military grade SafeXs protection and making huge savings at the same time.

Probrand sales manager, Richard Hunter-Rice, said: “Information Governance is critical in private and public sector organisations, with government fines for blatant non-compliance. 

“Equally, achieving best value amidst a volatile supply chain where price and stock fluctuate daily, demands efficient procurement at transparent framework margins.

“We are supporting public sector compliance and procurement objectives, helping organisations protect data and get more from smaller IT budgets.”