Kahootz transforms shared services between local authorities

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 04-Sep-2017 08:00:00

Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council required a secure online platform to support shared services and to allow their project and programme teams to collaborate on documents.

They found that using a basic installation of SharePoint didn’t provide all they needed and that using email resulted in important changes to documents being missed. After trialling a number of platforms, Kahootz was chosen.

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Topics: public sector, news, case study

Why is online collaboration still important to the public sector?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 31-Jul-2017 08:00:00

With progress on digital government reported to be ‘painfully slow’, it appears there is still much more work to be done in order for the public sector to fully embrace digital transformation.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, business file sharing, project management, project extranets, online collaboration

Kahootz makes secure file sharing easier for Local Partnerships

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 10-Jul-2017 08:00:00

To deliver projects and programmes for their public sector clients, Local Partnerships required a secure platform to share a large number of confidential documents.

They felt that their previous file sharing provider was not meeting their requirements. It was expensive, not user friendly and was very difficult to set up.

When their 12-month contract ran out, they were happy to review alternatives and soon decided to choose Kahootz.

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Topics: public sector, news, business file sharing, case study

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

A 'single customer' approach to knowledge sharing and procurement

Posted by Sophie Rawlings on 31-Mar-2015 15:00:00

A guest post by Sophie Rawlings, Head of IM and ECM Programme Lead, Department of Health's Estates and Information Services

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Topics: public sector, procurement, cloud collaboration

Is cloud collaboration safe enough for the NHS?

Posted by John Glover on 20-Mar-2015 16:42:00

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) was given new powers to audit the NHS last month. For the first time, NHS organisations will face compulsory audits from the ICO to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act. More than ever, the security credentials of NHS systems - including the cloud collaboration tools many departments are already using to meet key objectives - will be under close scrutiny.

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Topics: public sector, cloud collaboration

Is stakeholder engagement the key to successful change in local govt?

Posted by John Glover on 18-Mar-2015 10:27:00

Delivering change and innovation in local government has become one of the most high-profile objectives for public sector workers. Sustained reductions in public spending have been particularly painful for local authorities (in the absence of a ring-fenced budget), with councils under great pressure to increase productivity, redesign services and consistently deliver more for less.

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Topics: public sector, stakeholder engagement

6 goals to reach with cloud collaboration, whoever wins the election

Posted by John Glover on 10-Mar-2015 17:47:00

"The culture we are seeking to instil is one where the need for constant change, improvement and regeneration is embraced not just by every leader but by every member of the civil service who takes pride in the job they do for Britain."

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Topics: public sector, cloud collaboration

Election 2015: Online collaboration and doing more with less

Posted by John Glover on 23-Feb-2015 17:27:00

'Doing more with less' - many people working in the public sector are no doubt tired of hearing this phrase and its variants by now. The mantra of delivering efficiency in public services has been ever-present since the coalition government was formed in 2010. What's more, it's unlikely to disappear from public sector life at any point in the foreseeable future, regardless of what happens on May 7th.

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Topics: public sector, do more with less, cloud collaboration