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UKSG, Bournemouth, 2016 – The view of a first-time exhibitor

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The view from the conference centre of Bournemouth Pier on a sunny day

Bournemouth in mid-April – it’s a bit of a gamble.  Could be lovely, could be cold, could be wet, could be windy, could be all of the above, all on the same day!  But as luck would have it we had two full days of sunshine for the 2016 UKSG conference.  Or so I am […]

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Further Education – Threats (and Opportunities).

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These are trying times for the Further Education community.  Against a backdrop of either looming or ongoing area-based reviews (ABRs), historical spending cuts and Ofsted visits, and as Hurricane Imogen bore down on the UK, around 250 delegates from colleges around the country and 20 exhibitors assembled on Monday at emfec’s annual conference in Robin […]

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

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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 applications, and the formula here for the process is a good one. But […]

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LGA bids for millions in digital funding

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There is no question about it: digital is not the same as IT and councils need more ’digital’, not just more IT. That’s why the LGA is right in promoting public sector investment to take forward digital work. But the priority must be to spend on true digital transformation – not just more IT, with complete transparency […]

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