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  • Eduserv's award winning researcher

    Supported by Eduserv, our Data Platform specialist, Victoria Holt has been conducting post-graduate research into database management. When I discovered she'd won a national award for her work, I caught up with her to find out more... You’ve recently won an award from the...

  • Chest at the Frankfurt Book Fair

    “Guten Tag, Willkommen in der Frankfurter Buchmesse” That is what I expected to hear when I arrived at the Frankfurt Book Fair earlier this month.  But instead, I got “Good morning, welcome to Frankfurt Book Fair” No, this was not a babel fish working its ma...

  • Eight ways GDPR will impact on relationships between service providers and their customers

    You’re probably immersed in your own processes to ensure that your company complies with GDPR but have you considered the impact on your interactions with third parties? To maximise effectiveness, get the dialogue with them started as soon as possible. Here are eight ways ...

  • Shared Services Event - A bit about our guest speakers

    The Shared Services in local government event is rapidly approaching in March, and has thus far attracted attendees from Bathness, Plymouth, West Sussex, Devon, Mendip, and West Somerset councils (as well as further afield). The event looks set to have some great networks...

  • The Local Government Executive Briefing Programme - are you in..?

    The Local Government Executive Briefing Programme is pleased to be hosting an exclusive Shared Services event in partnership with Bristol City Council. As shared services continue to grow across the public sector and with increasing pressure to reduce spending, it is vita...

  • Delivering a business impact with IT

    The only way that local government will be able to balance the books while continuing to deliver services is by embracing technology to change the way councils work. This is not only the impact of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – which identified efficiency and ref...

  • Assessing the true value of your digital investment?

    Over the next few blog posts I wanted to address the ways that Eduserv’s digital team assesses the return on investment when embarking on a new digital project. When assessing potential digital partners it’s often easy to focus on the bottom line figures in a quote, h...

  • Doing less, better: How to prioritise IT spending and activity

    It's become pretty tricky for CIOs and IT directors in local government deciding how to spend scarce resources. On the one hand there is a need to modernise and maintain the existing infrastructure and services; on the other, there is a need to invest in new technologies and...

  • In response: '10 Things We Learned About Local Government This Week' - The Guardian

    I read with interest the recent Guardian article (written by Jane Dudman) on the impact of devolution on local government. Successive political administrations have promised Local Authorities devolved powers and resources over the years, loosening Westminster's highly c...

  • Merging Councils' IT services – It’s (not) all about the applications

    Successful digital transformation in the public sector is about deep strategic alignment, rather than simple application mergers. Let me explain. Of course, ultimately, if you are going to merge in the way Islington and Camden are doing, then it is about the applicatio...