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 and UK government continue to put the cloud first

The UK government is a global leader in promoting public sector use of cloud technology and Microsoft is proud to support this endeavour at every step of the way. The government’s cloud-first policy ensured that government departments would opt for cloud tools as a first solution and Microsoft has long been a leader in the…

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Latest CESG security guidance highlights new strengths in Windows Phone 8.1

Last month CESG issued its latest platform guidance, a concise update on general platform risk management strategies. The guidance evaluates Windows Phone 8.1 on 12 foundational security principles, as part of the end user device security framework.  CESG’s latest platform study shows Windows Phone 8.1 is on a very strong trajectory of improvement. The new…

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Is Microsoft Office 365 right for your organisation?

More than ever before, every penny of IT spend needs to be justified. Taking an evidenced based approach to making crucial IT decisions will help remove risk and manage cost while understanding where cloud services can support and develop your existing strategy.  Microsoft Office 365 isn’t a one size fits all offering and there are…

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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…

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Help the UK stay safe on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is just around the corner. Last year’s Cyber Monday saw UK online sales increase 31.6% compared with the year before – and the average user spent more than £81.17. All of that online shopping is a huge boon to the UK economy, but it relies on a strong foundation of trust. Shoppers need…

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Discover the value of tablets with this ROI calculator

We’ve been told that tablets are consumer toys and laptops are boring, bog-standard tech. Everyone wants a tablet; everyone needs a laptop. Right? Maybe that was true in 2010, but a lot has changed since then. Now the market is full of powerful devices that offer the flexibility of a tablet alongside the productivity of a laptop. The result:…

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Learn how to keep your public sector office compliant with the ODF mandate

Earlier this year, Cabinet Office mandated that all government documents be created in “open document format” file types, commonly known as ODF. Moving to comply with the ODF mandate is going be an issue that offices big and small have to face. But the good news is that you probably already have access to the software…

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Microsoft CityNext: How technology is transforming Cambridgeshire Police

When people talk about the pressures facing government offices, they often focus on a tiny piece of the puzzle: trimming this year’s budget, adopting this year’s new technology or meeting the citizen needs in the near term. The trouble with that approach is it ignores all those factors are intertwined and ongoing. New technologies, new…

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