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  • The 3 Ps towards a Cloud First approach

    When I read the results of our research into civil service attitudes towards a cloud first approach, there was an immediate and obvious anomaly. Although 77% of those surveyed believe that CloudStore is an improvement to public sector IT procurement, 71% don't know if using ...

  • “Being More Business”: vital to the future health of charity IT teams

    This week we are at the Charity IT Leaders Annual Conference in Oxford. ‘Be More Business’ is the theme for the event which will look at how the ability to communicate effectively across departments will increasingly become core to the success of IT teams in the futur...

  • Responding to the Cloud Security Principles

    In light of the security changes being made in time for G-Cloud 6, where Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) is deprecated in favour of suppliers responding to questions based on the CESG Cloud Security Principles, we've been doing some homework on how well we implement those...

  • The importance of volunteer engagement

    We recently started a collaborative project with the charity sector to look at how digital tools can help charities improve engagement with volunteers. As part of our research we are talking to a number of charity leads, volunteers and volunteer coordinators. To see how a so...

  • Government cloud in 2015: three ideas to accelerate adoption

    It’s nearly three years on from the launch of G-Cloud and it's fair to say that the government’s framework for cloud IT is rapidly maturing. Most importantly, with the support of the Cloud First policy I think it has genuinely helped accelerate the penetration of clou...

  • Effective digital transformation for councils requires the right resources

    As we head towards the general election in May 2015 certainties around what will happen after are already in short supply. In local government, however, the picture is very different. This is a place where there is complete certainty that the past five years of cuts will ...