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March 31st, 2020

"Good morning, how are you? Compared to usual, how are you feeling? Do you have someone who can help you in case of need?" These are just some of the questions that every day the volunteers of the Italian Red Cross and Croce Italia ask, by telephone, to frail elderly people of Bologna, women and men living alone, particularly isolated in these days of Coronavirus. 

March 20th, 2020
Digital Welfare

The procedure for the definition of an Unlimited Licensing Agreement between Lepida and Oracle has been successfully concluded. The agreement provides, for Lepida and all its Partner Bodies, with the exception of the Universities, a deployment model for the Oracle Enterprise software, in all its components, with unlimited licensing.

March 16th, 2020
Datacenter & Cloud

Bologna - More e-learning in schools in Emilia-Romagna. In these weeks of forced suspension of lessons due to the Coronavirus emergency, the e-learning mode represents an opportunity to maintain an educational relationship with the school. A "virtual classroom" in which everyone will be connected from home.

March 9th, 2020

Over the last few years there has been a growing attention to innovative welfare policies and services, in order to try to provide effective answers to the emergence of new forms of economic, cultural and social inequality on the one hand, and to a demographic scenario in great transformation on the other, as the recent ISTAT survey on 2019 demographic indicators clearly shows.

March 6th, 2020
Digital Welfare

On February 5th, the H2020 project COSIE organized a seminar in Utrecht, at the University of Applied Sciences, to deepen the experiences of co-creation in public services.

February 28th, 2020
Digital Integrations

On February 10th, following the census of the Public Administration ICT assets conducted by the Digital Agency, the Lepida Datacenter in Ferrara was announced eligible for utilization by the National Strategic Pole (PSN), while the Lepida Datacenters in Ravenna and Parma have been recognized as members of the "Group A", according to the classification provided in the “Three-Year Plan for Information Technology in the Public Administration 2019-2021”.

February 15th, 2020
Datacenter & Cloud

Lepida and the Local Health Authority of Bologna participate in the niCE-life project of the Central Europe Programme (Innovation Axis), which aims to promote social innovation and the integration of fragile people, especially the elderly, in the programme area. The coordinator of the project is the City of Bratislava (Slovakia), another Italian partner being the ISRAA – Institute for Hospitalization and Assistance to the Elderly of Treviso.

February 13th, 2020
Digital Integrations

Lepida has reached the date of December 31st, 2019 with 8.464 Access Points (AP) connected to the "EmiliaRomagnaWifi" network, almost doubling the objective set by the Regional Digital Agenda, which foresaw the activation of one WiFi hotspot for every 1.000 inhabitants by 2019.

February 6th, 2020

The LepidaID mobile application by Lepida, already available on Google Play Store by early October 2019, is now also available on the Apple APP Store from the end of December 2019. It is a simple and essential APP for the generation of the temporary security code (the so-called OTP: One-Time Password) which is required to any SPID LepidaID digital identity, in order to access services that are bound by a two-factor identification.

January 10th, 2020
Software & Platforms

The Assembly of the Assinter Members took place in Rome on November 22nd, inaugurating a new season for the governance of the Association; the Assembly appointed Francesco Ferri - currently President of the in-house club ARIA S.p.A. - as the new President, and elected the team he proposed in the Executive Committee to lead the network for the next two years. The President will be supported by a team of Vice-Presidents/Councillors who will provide their experience and specific know-how on strategic issues.

January 2nd, 2020

Since December 19th, 2019, the certifications obtained by Lepida - ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO/IEC 27001 (information security management system) - include all personnel, locations, processes and services of the organisation.

December 20th, 2019
Process & Security

The ACTIVAGE project implements numerous use cases in 9 Deployment Sites (DS), considered strategic for the implementation of effective policies to address the challenge of healthy ageing. The DSs are located in Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Finland and the United Kingdom as well as in the Emilia-Romagna Region, in the Parma area, selected for the Health Care Public Administration Forum in the Integrated Care area.

December 5th, 2019
Digital Integrations

Last July, with the fiber connection of the City Hall of Morfasso, the last PALR was discontinued, that is the last copper PAL registered to a municipality. It may be interesting to show with some features the evolution over time of the Lepida Network from the point of view of the technology of its access points (PAL). At the end of 2010, the Lepida Network had 418 PALs: of these, 74% were in optical fibre and 9% in radio links (on the Lepida Wireless architecture, not yet in Ultra Wide Band).

November 28th, 2019

One of Lepida’s prerogatives is certainly to enter enterprise-type agreements to obtain advantageous licensing models, possibly unlimited, on certain brands; agreements that can propose certain costs and/or with advantageous discounts for members. This framework includes two agreements that Lepida has signed with Oracle and VMware for the supply of part of the software products in the portfolio of these two major multinationals, with unlimited licensing methods.

October 29th, 2019
Datacenter & Cloud

Lepida participated in the project, carried out by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and requested by the Prefecture of Bologna, for the construction of a communication infrastructure to ensure operational continuity for public utilities and emergency services in the Kiss & Ride area and underground floors of the Bologna Central HS station.

October 22nd, 2019

Lepida is trying to support its members in the provision of digital infrastructure on the territory, particularly with regard to the use of data; often the difficulty is not due to their availability, but to a poor ability to intercept them, collect them and interpreting their meaning, therefore their value. Lepida has therefore created a platform, in the context of Big Data, which can collect data (ingestion process) from real time flows and existing databases.

October 18th, 2019
Strategic & Special Projects

The Lepida Network currently connects - in addition to all the 328 municipalities in the Region – 1.179 schools, 236 sites between Local Health Authorities, Hospitals and GPs clinics, and 519 offices from other bodies (additional municipal offices, Provinces, Municipalities, Unions, regional agencies, associations for personal services, redevelopment consortia, universities, theaters, courts, museums, research institutes, regional railways, industrial areas, Civil Protection), for a total of 2.362 access points.

September 10th, 2019

The 15th International Conference of AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology) was held in Bologna from August 27th to 30th, 2019. The association has 250 members, including institutions, universities, public and private subjects from the world of research and industry and is the most important international group for the study, exchange and sharing of information on assistive technology issues.

August 30th, 2019
Events & Meetings

The final conference of the RainBO Life project was held on June 7th in the Renaissance Room of the Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna, after three years of intense planning, development and meetings with all the interested parties: the municipalities for which the project was designed, but also the Civil Protection, consortia operating in decontamination, Associations and private companies.

July 1st, 2019
Digital Integrations