How the cloud is future-proofing IT at the UK Supreme Court

When the UK Supreme Court began operating in 2009, it inherited an IT infrastructure from the Ministry of Justice that simply didn’t meet the new court’s needs. The Ministry of Justice employs 80,000 people and its IT wasn’t able to deliver the flexibility, reporting capability and cost savings the new court needed.  The court needed…


Learn the 5 keys to managing a successful public sector IT overhaul

When the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom became operational in 2009, it faced a lot of challenges, including the existing IT provisioned by the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry is a much larger organisation with fundamentally different IT needs.  The new Supreme Court needed an agile, cost-effective solution that could keep up with its…


It turns out mobile working isn’t just convenient – it’s a cost-saver too

It’s easy to fall into the trap of treating the IT department like the A&E at the local Hospital – you only pay it any mind when something’s gone wrong. That’s the position West Sussex County Council found itself in for years, as aging infrastructure hampered staff capabilities. Something had to change. “Until 2009, IT…


Microsoft CityNext: What does Big Data mean for the future of cities?

Transformation is a major theme of Microsoft CityNext. To meet the unique challenges faced by urban areas, local governments must find new and better ways of doing business, instead of trying to simply do the same old thing a little bit better. But it’s one thing to say cities will need to transform. It’s another…


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…


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…


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…


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…


What does the latest CESG devices security guidance mean for you?

CESG issued its latest End User Devices Security and Configuration Guidance on the 14th of October. The new document is a radical departure from past iterations in some respects. So what do you need to know about the new guidance? Shorter, simpler guidance: In the past, the CESG would release Government Assurance Packs for individual platforms….