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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

    Cover of guide to producing accredited cloud services

    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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Events

  • Adobe Licensing eDrop-In Session

    Adobe Licensing eDrop-In Session 05 Mar 2015

    An opportunity to ask Adobe's UK Education Account Director your questions about Adobe licensing

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  • Jisc Digital Festival

    Jisc Digital Festival 09 Mar 2015 - 10 Mar 2015

    We will be speaking and exhibiting at Jisc Digital Festival.

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  • Webinar: Local directory integration with OpenAthens

    Webinar: Local directory integration with OpenAthens 12 Mar 2015

    If you’re interested in true single sign-on to your online subscriptions, without the need to locally install OpenAthens or Shibboleth - sign up today!

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  • UKSG Glasgow

    UKSG Glasgow 30 Mar 2015 - 01 Apr 2015

    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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Blog

  • Don’t let an IT capability gap undermine your digital transformation

    Don’t let an IT capability gap undermine your digital transformation

    Today we publish our latest insight report for local government which looks at how councils plan to use IT to support their strategic priorities in the next year. Taking in the views of over 100 IT and business leaders in the sector, the stand-out finding in the report is...

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  • Stretch your library's eResource budget with a perpetual purchase

    Chest Agreements usually offer annual subscriptions to bundles of ejournals, ebooks and other databases. This means that everyone gets access to the very latest material as and when it's published. But there are some backfiles or archives that can be bought outright. And ...

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  • Delighting users with joined-up digital services

    Delighting users with joined-up digital services

    I recently lost my driving licence and I recently moved house. A lost driving licence registered to an incorrect address? That sounded like a lot of forms to fill out. Naturally, I put off doing it. Like a lot of people with busy lives, I continued to put off doing it u...

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