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

Goodbye CloudStore. Hello Digital Marketplace

Posted by John Glover on 06-Nov-2014 10:41:00

Earlier this month, the plug was pulled on the G-Cloud CloudStore, the portal used by the UK public sector to source and procure cloud-based software and services.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, g-cloud

Public sector procurement and the ‘art of the possible’

Posted by John Glover on 19-Sep-2014 09:56:00

In recent years, technology has transformed the way the public sector procures goods and services for the better. Most notably, powerful e-procurement software has simplified and streamlined the fixed processes in the procurement cycle, bringing major time and cost savings to procurers and suppliers alike. 

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Topics: public sector, procurement

Team collaboration and the virtuous circle of procurement

Posted by John Glover on 15-Sep-2014 09:50:00

To make this virtuous cycle work effectively, it’s essential to ensure continuity of communications throughout the procurement process and to use common tools that allow you to work with interested parties as and when you need them to be involved.

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Topics: public sector, procurement