4 key takeaways from Government Computing Conference 2017

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 03-May-2017 09:28:54

On the 27th April 2017, Government Computing hosted their annual conference in London with a focus on digital transformation in the public sector.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, stakeholder engagement, central government, cloud collaboration, healthcare, online collaboration, digital workplace

UK Ministry of Defence introduces Defence Share for secure collaboration over the Internet

Posted by John Glover on 26-Feb-2016 11:40:34

The MOD’s Information Systems and Services (ISS) has introduced Defence Share, a Secure Collaborative Working Environment, to enable the secure storage and sharing of information up to ‘OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE’ classification.

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Topics: public sector, procurement, g-cloud, central government

Secure collaboration across Team Defence

Posted by John Glover on 12-May-2015 16:46:00

If there was ever a case for reducing spend on ‘special for government’ technology then surely Defence IT, with high levels of security and robustness at its heart, must be the toughest nut to crack. So it may surprise you to learn that the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is embracing the Cabinet Office G-Cloud, SME and agile development agendas.

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Topics: collaboration tools, g-cloud, security in the cloud, central government

Are the government’s Digital by Default plans on target?

Posted by John Glover on 24-Nov-2014 10:49:00

If you’re going to make a rod for your own back, it’s a good idea to create it from the most flexible material possible.

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Topics: workplace innovation, central government, digital by default

How online collaboration makes joined up government a reality

Posted by John Glover on 31-Oct-2014 10:33:00

"Joined up government" was a favourite phrase of Tony Blair and New Labour. We don't hear it as often these days, but the idea - and the problem it seeks to address - continues to motivate and frustrate civil servants in equal measure.

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Topics: collaboration tools, procurement, central government

Agile working strategies in central government

Posted by John Glover on 13-Oct-2014 10:24:00

Agile. The buzzword of the moment. But do you really know what it means? And if you do, is your definition the same as everyone else’s?

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, central government

Is cloud collaboration secure enough for central government?

Posted by John Glover on 06-Oct-2014 10:13:00

Security and the cloud - it's a never-ending conversation. Every week, it seems the technology press publishes a new piece of research on the subject, or we hear a data security expert proclaiming that the cloud is less - or more - secure than hosting data and applications on premise.

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Topics: collaboration tools, security in the cloud, central government

Examples of successful collaboration in central government

Posted by John Glover on 29-Sep-2014 10:08:00

Across the public sector, collaboration is changing the way people work. Departments and agencies are achieving more, for less money, by bringing teams together and joining up with external partners to work towards common objectives.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, central government