Public Sector Collaboration at Civil Service Live 2014

Posted by Ruby Urwin

24-Jul-2014 09:27:00

Civil service live 2014Kahootz are back from Civil Service Live 2014 and we had a fantastic time helping the public sector and civil servants to “learn share collaborate”! Not only was it a pleasure to see so many new faces, but the increase of interest in working smarter and the adoption of cloud technology, especially in collaboration, was inspiring.

Three years ago when we first went to Civil Service Live, the challenge then was to educate people on collaboration, and without the G-Cloud it was difficult for civil servants to buy from anyone, due to the length and cost of procurement. Not now; now it is easier than ever to buy from us.

Kahootz are all about client satisfaction and we take pride in making the impossible, possible. This is why when The Department of Health came to us and asked us what if they needed large amounts of people to have access to their workspaces on a short term basis, we devised Active User pricing! You only pay for active members on the site on a monthly basis. A simple, but effective way of having more for less.

We could see that the government are truly backing the adoption of cloud based technologies and it was interesting to hear the government CTOs discussing “choose your own device” not “bring”. The idea behind this was to give staff more flexibility on the technology that can be used.

If you didn’t make it to our workshop on 'Collaborative Procurement' there’s no need to fret; Our slides on the workshop can be found below.

Don’t forget you can also download the key asset about Delivering better procurement for less.

Who said you can’t buy from small companies? The G-cloud is in full swing and the increase in adoption of cloud technologies across the government buying from SME’s is not an issue. Kahootz takes pride in being an SME and being able to easily accommodate huge clients, such as the Department of Health.

Having already signed up for Civil Service Live 2015 – we are excited to see the changes that will be made over the next year and hopefully smarter working in the public sector!

Collaborative Procurement and the Art of the Possible

Topics: news, procurement, g-cloud