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  • Business transformation and the role of Heads of Digital

    A manifesto for digital change in 2016

    Only a small minority of charities are making headway on the digital agenda. This report outlines our manifesto for digital change in charities - four clear messages for Heads of Digital and charities who want to make headway on this issue about what they need to do differently.

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  • Shared services: Getting IT right

    Front Cover of Shared Service Report

    The sharing of public sector services continues to grow. And with such high dependency on digital technology it is important to get the IT right. This report outlines the digital considerations when undertaking a shared service programme; providing practical guidance on where to begin, and the IT elements required to plan a successful transformation.

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  • The quest for student satisfaction

    The quest for student satisfaction report cover

    There are pressures on universities to improve the overall student experience whilst they face real cuts in their budgets. Students expect their university to provide the IT and library resources they need to complete their studies. This report explores what needs to be done to support universities.

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  • Delivering business impact with technology

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    Today’s CEOs require their IT teams to be more focused on business outcomes. But what should IT leaders be prioritising, and what role does technology play? Understand the policies driving CEO thinking; and how IT can deliver business impact by cutting costs, reducing demand and improving services.

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  • A digital student learning experience

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    This report explores the issues around the management and provision of learning resources in FE, highlighting UK colleges’ priorities to deliver a 'digital first’ teaching experience, and what more needs to be done to ensure the availability resources. It suggests some practical solutions to improving quality whilst reducing costs.

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  • Guide to managed cloud services

    Cover of Managed cloud services guide

    A guide which explains what managed cloud services are and helps you assess whether building your own in-house capability, or outsourcing to a specialist provider is the right choice for your organisation. 

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  • Guide to strategic cloud adoption

    Strategic cloud adoption for government

    This guide is suitable for senior officers within government who are responsible for business and IT transformation, estate management and mapping IT to business strategy.

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  • Guide to optimising charity websites for donations

    Optimising charity websites report cover

    We examine key areas of website performance to help charities improve how they use their site for fundraising. We look at mobile performance, desktop speed, accessibility and the overall donation journey on PC and mobile. We also compare the website performance of five major categories of charities; aid, children, environment, health and animal and interview digital leads from some of the UK's biggest charities to identify concerns and examples of best practice.

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  • Guide to procuring accredited cloud services

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    This step-by-step guide will help government organisations through the process of procuring cloud services via Digital Marketplace. It covers what accredited cloud services are, procurement preparation, comparing suppliers and how to make the final decision. The guide offers insight and questions to ask at every stage of the procurement cycle to help government compare suppliers on a like-for-like basis.

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  • Report on delivering cloud first

    Delivering cloud first government report cover

    This report will help government IT decision-makers look at how they can use cloud to transform their organisation and improve services. Based on a survey of 800 civil servants and interviews with senior civil servants and CIOs on the current state of government cloud adoption along with future plans.

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  • Guide to charity IT and digital teams working together

    How IT and marketing can work together charities report cover

    We look at how digital and IT teams can work together to successfully manage and deliver digital projects in the charity sector. We also look at roles and responsibilities, what barriers prevent charities improving the delivery of digital projects, and how these can be overcome in co-operation with IT to deliver the best results.

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  • CFG - IT & Data Insight Conference 2016

    02 Mar 2016

    The CFG IT & Data Insight Conference will bring together Finance Directors and those responsible for IT in their organisations, for an opportunity to stay informed on key topics, network and share best practice with their peers.

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  • Shared services

    02 Mar 2016 - 03 Feb 2016

    The Local Government Executive Briefing Programme are 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 vital to implement changes in IT to support a smooth transition.

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  • UKSG Bournemouth

    UKSG Bournemouth 11 Apr 2016 - 13 Apr 2016

    The UKSG conference is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar and attracts around 900 delegates - librarians, publishers, content providers and intermediaries - from around the world.

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  • OpenAthens LA training: Bath

    OpenAthens LA training: Bath 13 Apr 2016

    OpenAthens LA training in the heritage city of Bath. Come and learn how to use our local authentication offering in the city of Austin, Herschel and Wood.

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  • Developing your cloud strategy

    Cloud computing has enormous potential to both save local authorities money and give them the flexibility they need for the change-driven future that lies ahead of them. The combined benefits of digital first thinking and cloud solutions can truly enable an organization to r...

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  • Further Education – Threats (and Opportunities).

    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 cou...

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  • Shared Services - Getting IT Right in the Public Sector

    Shared Services - Getting IT Right in the Public Sector As shared services continue to grow across the public sector and with increasing pressure to reduce spending, it is vital to implement changes in IT to support a smooth transition. Jos Creese, former CIO for ...

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