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

Mobile working with Kahootz

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 17-Apr-2017 08:00:00

We often get asked if there are mobile apps for accessing Kahootz, and the simple answer is no – there doesn’t need to be.

Kahootz enables mobile working on a wide variety of devices without the need for a special app.

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Topics: collaboration tools, cloud collaboration, online collaboration, digital workplace, hints and tips, remote working

Why finding an online workspace is like choosing the right office

Posted by John Glover on 28-Aug-2015 10:00:00

For anyone with a passing interest in the property market, the publication of another report predicting soaring prices in London is hardly a surprise. However, the latest commercial market survey by RICS did capture my attention for longer than a few minutes.

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Topics: workplace innovation, cloud collaboration, online collaboration

3 essential features of cloud collaboration in the public sector

Posted by John Glover on 21-Aug-2015 11:30:00

In November 2014, former Head of the Civil Service Sir Bob Kerslake said it was "hard to think of a time since the Second World War when the challenges for leaders in the public sector have been greater". His evocation of wartime then seemed an apt way to emphasise the scale of the task facing departments across the public sector. Nine months later, the challenges have only intensified.

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Topics: cloud collaboration

Secure file sharing: Why you should reject the cloud security myth

Posted by John Glover on 28-Jul-2015 17:18:39

Cloud security is a concept that still promotes vigorous debate among IT experts and across the wider business community. Search for the term online and you'll quickly disappear into a digital labyrinth of arguments and counter-arguments, myths and misconceptions, logical reasoning and more fanciful conclusions.

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Topics: security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

Why HS2 selected Kahootz for online collaboration

Posted by John Glover on 24-Jul-2015 17:07:32

HS2 has polarised opinion ever since the decision to go ahead with the project was announced in January 2012. More than three years later (and despite an election result that means it is now almost certain to happen), the political controversy around the £50 billion high-speed rail link continues.

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Topics: g-cloud, cloud collaboration

How CCGs can use the cloud for collaborative procurement

Posted by John Glover on 21-Jul-2015 17:20:53

In order to design health services that meet patient needs while also delivering value for money, it is essential that CCGs understand the procurement process - and the power of collaborative procurement. Under the clinical commissioning framework, it is their responsibility to tender for new and replacement services when necessary in response to patient demand. 

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Topics: procurement, cloud collaboration

How to select an online collaboration tool in 2017 [best practice]

Posted by John Glover on 17-Jul-2015 17:00:00

The average enterprise is now using more than 774 distinct cloud applications at any given time, according to research by Elastica. Furthermore, data sent to file sharing and online collaboration platform now accounts for 63% of all data uploaded to the cloud.

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Topics: cloud collaboration, online collaboration

Cloud collaboration: Why your CCG needs to be in the cloud

Posted by John Glover on 10-Jun-2015 13:08:00

The general election may have come and gone, but the recently reformed structure of the health service remains under heavy scrutiny. Around the country, many CCGs face the twin challenge of navigating difficult financial conditions while redesigning clinical service delivery to better suit patients.

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Topics: cloud collaboration

3 simple ways to transform productivity with cloud collaboration

Posted by John Glover on 27-May-2015 11:33:29

In one way at least, the puzzle of Britain's slowing productivity is a good thing - because it means agile and other collaborative ways of working remain high on the agenda. The more we hear alarming soundbites like "the French could take Friday off and still produce more than Britons do in a week" (the Economist), the more interest grows in transforming our organisations to suit the demands of work in the 21st century.

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Topics: cloud collaboration, online collaboration