Day two at ukgovcamp 2012

We’ve been attending UK GovCamp, an ‘unconference’ that aims to bring together public sector professionals to discuss best practice use of technology. The event lasts 2 days, read our day one wrap-up post to see what happened yesterday.   As with yesterday and in the true ‘unconferencing’ style, the tracks were decided by the attendees. First…

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Government Gateway: A model for e-government service (plus events for your diary)

​Whilst the concept of online transactions is now a mainstream activity for most consumer organisations, designing and building this type of online service in government presents unique challenges. Unlike online banks, or eBay or Amazon, an online government transaction platform has to be designed with inter-agency operation in mind from the very beginning – which…

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Citizen Services – How London Borough of Brent Achieved Government Connect Compliance and Saved £459,000

The current media coverage on budget reductions would suggest that cost-saving and efficiency are new concepts to the public sector.  Nothing could be further from the truth as all public sector organisations are constantly striving for cost-efficiencies and innovative ways to improve the delivery of public services. The London Borough of Brent and their approach to achieving Government Connect…

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Live Meetings (Webinars) for the Public Sector (Updated Programme)

Isn’t it ironic? One of the delights of Live Meetings is that you do not have to gather everyone in the same room and risk spreading coughs and sneezes.  So far, our current series Public Sector Live Meetings (webinars) has been disrupted by presenters falling foul of bugs and viruses at the last minute. We…

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Presentations from Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference

On September 30th, we held the 2nd Microsoft Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference to a full house of over 100 customers and partners. We were delighted that Owen Pengelly, Head of Information Security and Assurance at the Cabinet Office, was able to take part and provide an update on the National Information Assurance…

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Live Meeting (Webcast): Information Governance in the Public Sector (Friday March 20th)

The next Live Meeting in our series on how you can optimise the use of Microsoft technology to improve the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of Public Sector ICT will focus on information governance and assurance. This Live Meeting explores the Microsoft technologies that enable Public Sector organisations to address the security requirements of the recent…

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