Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 15

NEWS

Atos selected as HMRC agile transformation delivery partner

and enhance HMRC ’ s technical capability to respond to increasing demands across the department . It will result in more accessible and intuitive digital services , improving the user experience for the citizens and businesses served by the government department .

Atos has announced that it has strengthened its existing partnership with HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC ), signing a new contract for up to five years to help HMRC continue its digitisation journey .

Under the agreement , Atos , together with an ecosystem of partners including Mercator ,
Opencast and EY , will provide highly skilled technical and operational support for HMRC ’ s extensive network of Digital Delivery Centres , helping to deliver a more streamlined and efficient digital customer experience .
This contract forms part of HMRC ’ s wider transformation programme which will extend
Nikki Kelly , Head of Public Sector & Defence Northern Europe , said : “ In being selected by HMRC to help transform its client services , we will work collaboratively and alongside our ecosystem of partners to enhance the experience for millions of HMRC customers and support its ambition to be a trusted , modern tax and customs department .”
This programme builds on Atos ’ existing relationship with HMRC , having worked collaboratively with the UK Government department for over 10 years on projects to support HMRC ’ s response to evolving citizen demands and transform service delivery .

Palermo Airport leverages SITA technology to accelerate its emission reduction ambitions

SITA , a world-leading IT provider for the air transport industry , and Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport , have announced a new partnership to trial , over an initial four-month period ; a unique solution that aims to cut airport emissions significantly .

According to one scientific study , more than 97 % of local annual emissions at an airport are from flight arrivals and departures . These Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions typically represent the largest source of emissions for most organisations . Organisations do not directly control Scope 3 emissions because they relate to the value chain ; therefore , they are the most challenging scope of emissions to quantify , report and address .
SITA has developed a new emission management capability in response to these industry challenges ; SITA Emissions Manager leverages the SITA Airport Management solution to enable Palermo
Airport to monitor and optimise selected Scope 3 emissions , including during landing and take-off cycles . The initiative will integrate various emission datasets to help the airport make informed decisions to drive greater efficiency in apron operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions .
The trial will also assess the benefits of using SITA Emissions Manager to optimise other
Scope 3 emission sources at the airport , such as aircraft turnaround and ground vehicles .
With increasing environmental pressure on aviation to take more immediate and increased action to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels , as reflected in the recent COP26 – the 2021 United Nations global climate summit – the industry is taking steps to speed up its decarbonisation .
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