Microsoft services reappointed to G-Cloud Framework v4

The Government Procurement Services reappointed Microsoft to the G-Cloud Framework v4, following the completion of the Official Journal European Union bid process. Microsoft’s appointment to the framework covers all four lots: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service and cloud consulting services. In addition, a number of Microsoft partners have…

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Event: Get ready to Get It Done on 7 Nov.

Work isn’t a place anymore; it’s a thing we do. And increasingly,it’s a thing we outside the office. There was a time when working from home was just a perk or a concession made for certain types of jobs. But in the last few years, there’s been a shift at organisations of all types. Anywhere…

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Event: Learn how to keep your organisation’s IT modern with minimal fuss

With support for Windows XP set to end on April 8, it’s only natural that public sector organisations across the UK are in a hurry to move to a modern operating system. But moving from an old platform to a new one doesn’t have to a massive, deadline-driven undertaking. What if there was a better…

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Event: Learn how to turn citizen data into actionable intelligence

Putting citizen data to work is a key part of transforming public sector services and finding ways to offer new services with fewer resources. Big Data allows organisations to make smarter decisions and allocate resources based on evidence, rather than assumptions. But how do you get started with collecting and analysing all that data into…

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5 things everyone should know about the Surface Pro 2

Public sector organisations are increasingly looking to the lessons of ICT consumerisation to help deliver new services with fewer resources. And you know that mobile working is essential to achieving that goal. But which device to use? Whenever a new tablet launches, there’s a blizzard of media coverage – but most of those articles boil…

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Taking on the cyber skills gap with Cyber Security Challenge UK

The cyber security skills gap facing the UK is so severe that it could take as long as 20 years to correct – and could cost the country as much £27 billion each year in the meantime, according to a recent National Audit Office report. UK business are keen to address that problem by supporting…

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Windows 8.1 is live: Here’s why it matters for the public sector

After weeks of anticipation, Windows 8.1 rolled out around the world this week. The update offers a variety of improvements to the Windows 8 experience. But does the update really matter for users in the public sector? You bet! The list of changes in Windows 8.1 is long, but here are the 3 big changes…

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Event: Learn to deliver great customer experience for public sector in a ‘digital by default’ world

Embracing a ‘digital by default’ approach to citizen services can help public sector organisations cut costs – but it comes with a catch. To realise those savings, you have to convince citizens to opt for digital services by offering them a great customer experience that trumps anything available offline. Luckily, offering a best-in-class digital customer…

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Why the Scottish Government is turning to tablets to get more done

Mobile working in a flexible, collaborative environment is the future of public sector productivity – and the Scottish Government is looking to lead the way. Like all public sector organisations, the Scottish Government needed to find ways to reduce costs while improving services – mobile working offers a way to accomplish goals at once. The…

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3 keys to successfully embracing ‘digital by default’

There’s no hotter buzzword in all of government IT than ‘digital by default.’ By this point, everyone knows it is much more efficient for government offices to offer services to citizens online, rather than by phone, by post or in person. Moving government services online is set to save £1.7 billion annually and researchers estimate…

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