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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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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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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Civil Service Live 2014 – Learn to fight “Infobesity” and reimagine your organisation with Dave Coplin

  The numbers don’t lie. Workers are positively drowning in data. But at the same time, they’re starved for information. How is that even possible? At Civil Service Live 2014, Microsoft Chief Envisioning Officer Dave Coplin (@dcoplin) will exploring our relationship with information – and how we can learn to love the digital deluge instead of fearing it.   The…

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Civil Service Live 2014: Exploring a day of smarter working -- Phase 3: Flexible beyond devices

Conversations about flexible working tend to focus on devices. It’s understandable. Devices are fun; they’re cool; they’re literally shiny.  But they’re only half the flexible working story. At Civil Service Live 2014, Microsoft will be walking attendees through a day in the life of the modern civil servant. And to do that, we’ll need to…

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