What are the essential steps to deploying new technology in the public sector?

I was on Twitter the other day and saw this slide from a Public Sector ICT conference outlining what one presenter said were the 10 steps to successful ICT deployment. It’s an important concept, as there’s real value in having a checklist to work from when deploying new technology. My list would look a little…

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Microsoft exhibiting at Security & Policing – March 10th-12th, Farnborough

The Home Office Security & Policing event comes to Farnborough between March 10th-12th, providing a platform for professionals from the UK and across the world to engage with the very highest level of security expertise and personnel. With an attendee list drawn from police, law enforcement, security and offender management professionals who are tasked with security, civil…

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UK public sector working as a network: How to transform with enterprise social

Join us for morning inspiration with an afternoon Unconference. Meet and learn from a network of like minded public sector colleagues from across Local and Central Government. Together we’ll explore how Enterprise Social is helping transform the Civil Service and the delivery of public services. As Nick Matthews describes here, one of the ways we…

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Responsive government: Changing the flow of information to transform your organisation

Everyone at your office is working unpaid overtime. You’ve stretched your budget as thin as a sheet. And you’re still looking around for ways to do more with a shrinking pool of resources. Sound familiar? Government offices all over the UK face the same pressures. The offices that are succeeding are the ones that acknowledge…

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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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Is your organisation’s IT “people-centric”?

Sometimes it feels like IT departments went from being the most impersonal part of a business to the most personal in a blink of an eye. The IT of yesteryear was all about standardization, control and managing expensive corporate assets. And so IT departments evolved to deliver those things. But now the smartphone revolution and…

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Free webinar: Welsh Government shares its digital delivery and cost-cutting secret

Public sector organisations are all under pressure to deliver more services ‘digital by default’ for less. Impossible? Not at all. The Welsh Assembly found a way to do both for 200 services, consolidating 8 inefficient systems into a single workflow that met the needs of 29 different government offices. Want to know how they did…

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Cloud Computing – Free Seminars on Private Cloud for Local Government

Together with the Microsoft partner, Risual, we are holding two events for our local government customers on the practicalities and benefits of private cloud solutions on July 4th at Staffordshire County Council and July 5th at the Microsoft Customer Centre in London.  At the July 4th event in Stafford you will have the opportunity to…

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Microsoft Cloud Day for Developers – June 22nd 2012, London

Windows Azure, Windows 8, Devices and Open Source – The Microsoft Cloud Day on June 22nd at the Vue Cinema in Fulham, London is a free conference for public sector developers where you can find out more about the latest innovations in Microsoft technology for the cloud and open source. If you are building or…

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Highlights from #bluelightcamp

This weekend in Manchester, the Blue Light Camp unconference took place and was reported to have been very a unique and refreshing day. The emergency services event was the brain child of Sasha Taylor, Paul Coxon and David White and provided a fantastic networking opportunity for those interested in the use of social media and technology in…

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