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Within a political climate of austerity and change, Eduserv’s Local Government Executive Briefing Programme delivers independent opinion on the role of digital in ensuring the future of public services, and provides opportunities for local authorities to share learning. Click here for more information.

This video gives finance and IT professionals a better understanding of: • Cloud economics: changing cost dynamics and non-financial benefits • Accounting treatment for cloud • Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) • Value proposition summary • Application to public and third sector clients • Changing behaviours to optimise cloud usage models • Case-study examples and ...

This report examines in particular how finance professionals view their organisation’s progress with digital strategies and transformation needs and whether or not the full potential is being reached, either internally or externally. The research in this report emerges from a survey and interviews with over 230 CIPFA members. This was accompanied by qualitative research from t ...

This research report created alongside Socitm looks at the rate of cloud adoption In local authorities. Using a survey of 373 Local councils and interviews with a range of technology leaders in local government, the report includes: Statistics on the rate of cloud use in local authorities today. Factors holding councils back from further adoption. The extent to which counc ...

All colleagues in the public sector need to get involved in harnessing the benefits technology for a positive change, says CIPFA’s president Andrew Burns.  When it comes to deploying technology to improve the way we deliver public services, there is still a default assumption in most organisations that any new initiative will be led and delivered by the IT te ...

The Department for Education (DfE) decided to make the move to Microsoft Azure as part of a wider modernisation programme that began two and a half years ago with a vision of becoming a more agile organisation, with the ability to bring new digital services to market rapidly.

Download the guide here This guide and the research on which it is based, has been carried out jointly by the ‘Public Sector People Manager’s Association’ (PPMA), and the Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme (EBP). We are grateful to the LGA who have reviewed and commented on the final draft. It gives practical advice to HR professionals to help them to equip their organisati ...

Sharing information and technology services across local authorities has changed. Sharing used to focus on realising efficiencies through economies of scale and user productivity improvements, at the expense of encouraging greater integration and collaboration across services. As shared services have extended beyond the back-office (with some councils merging front-office servi ...

We know from talking to our customers that the business case for the move can be complex to understand and finance professionals, in particular, are looking for more guidance around the value proposition and accounting treatment for cloud.  This video gives finance and IT professionals a better understanding of: • Cloud economics: changing cost dynamics and non-financial benef ...

Southwark embarked on a shared ICT service in November, with Brent and Lewisham councils, taking back direct control of their IT, after outsourcing technology requirements for many years. We began by holding workshops for senior managers in all three organisations to look at the parameters involved in shared services and to try and understand each other’s points of view. This ...

Eduserv’s Executive Briefing Programme have investigated the complexity and the variety of shared services relationships and the due diligence required to help to ensure success. Working with many councils and specialists in the field, our findings have been used to develop an assessment tool ‘RASP’ [Readiness Assessment for a Shared Services Programme] with Socitm, now freely ...

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