Management Services

The quarterly journal of the Journal of the Institute of Management Services, providing essays, case studies, and critical analysis for professionals working in management services across the breadth of private and public sector organizations in the United Kingdom.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3, March

An Abbey National Habit
A lot of hype has surrounded the recent upsurge of benchmarking which has included many publications on the subject, numerous seminars, a plethora of consultancies offering benchmarking expertise (at a price) and a lot of self styled academic gurus procrastinating...
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Around the Branches
Eastern Region DiaryEssexWednesday 13 March, 8.00 pm Committee meeting at the Horse & Groom pub on the Roxwell Road just outside Chelmsford. Visiting members will be made very welcome.North East RegionDiaryClevelandTuesday 19 March, 7.30 pm Branch...
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BPR Enabling Software for the Financial Services Industry
Sponsored by FINSEC - the Financial Sector Specialist Group of the Institute of Management Services, three MSc students at the University of Portsmouth conducted a survey during 1995 of the various software available to support Business Process Re-engineering,...
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Fewer, Better, Simpler: The Government's Deregulation Initiative
Regulation is a necessary part of any civilised society. We need a basic framework of sensible rules and laws to protect all of us, whether as consumers, as citizens - even as companies. But when regulation becomes simply red tape, we all suffer. Red...
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From Elsewhere
I walked into an opticians the other day and told them I needed reglazing they asked whether I needed glasses! Why did they think I had walked into it? Anyway, they asked if I had a prescription which I thought a little odd - do people go and get a prescription...
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GPT Launch the Flexible Office
'Recent Dataquest research finds that some 50 percent of companies in the UK now have remotely located workers'In support of the above statement GPT Communication Systems Limited recently announced the Flexible Office, claiming it as the industry's first...
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Human Resource Development Week-A Lifelong Learning Experience
1996 is the European year of lifelong learning - a theme which runs through this year's Human Resource Development Week exhibition being held at Wembley Exhibition Centre on 19-21 March. It is held alongside the Institute of Personnel and Development's...
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Information Superhighway: Applications in Society
An information superhighway can be an important contributor to economic regeneration and to maintenance of competitiveness on global markets. It is also a source of new opportunity in those markets, an opportunity which the UK with its long tradition...
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Institute News
From the DG Paul SymesIn the last two issues of the Management Services journal we have focused attention on initiatives being pursued with government departments. In the February edition we published an article by Rosemary Pengelly on Deregulation and...
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New Technology News in Brief
Pocket (almost) everythingThe future of a pocket widget which is both mobile telephone and personal computer comes closer with Mitsubishi's new MT-20 digital mobile phone for GSM based mobile services.Mitsubishi claim it to be the technologically most...
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Opening Up Energy Management
Last summer Geoff Tyler looked at the economies in choosing electricity, gas and oil suppliers carefully. He now turns to the management systems helping us to use it efficiently.As I write, the late January snowfall seems to make it appropriate that...
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Pulling Together Can Pay Off-Reveals New IPD Research on Team Pay
The trend towards team-based pay is likely to continue according to new research by the Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD). Almost half (47 percent) of the public and private sector organisations covered by the IPD survey said that they were...
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Softworld for the Supply Chain
Softworld for the supply chain takes place from 20-21 March at the NEC, Birmingham. The event provides an opportunity for delegates to heighten their awareness of the technologies that can impact dramatically on this business critical but complex process.This...
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Windows '95 and Virus Attack
Whilst most computer users are aware of the virus problem and have introduced antivirus packages into their computer systems they will have to buy a new antivirus package if they are going to use Windows 95. This is because Windows 95 is a 32bit system...
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