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Eduserv is merging with Jisc - the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education - bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients. The two charities will begin operating as one from 1 January 2019, in a move that will retain existing sta ...

Data has been a “hot topic” for some time now in the public sector and there has been recently a great growth in new jobs and departments that cover this space – add that to the fact that Microsoft says they want all their partners to have a “data and AI strategy” and you can definitely see that this is an area worth investing resources into.   There is, however, a large group ...

The results for the annual Police ICT User Survey have been released and some interesting responses came back regarding overall service satisfaction, system integration, training and investment. Nearly 4,000 participants from 48 police forces answered and results showed that over half (55%) are not satisfied with their force’s overall ICT, and only 18% think their force’s polic ...

One of the common concerns around using public cloud is supplier lock-in. There is a worry about being trapped with a cloud vendor once you move your services to the cloud due to the time and money invested during the migration, which would be lost if you had to re-architect and migrate your infrastructure onto a new platform.However, if you decide to use containers, cloud-host ...

  The New Minimum Cyber Security Standard set out by the government in June has had mixed reactions from industry professionals. What the document is for The document, which was developed in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is to be incorporated into the Government Functional Standard for Security, will affect government departments and its su ...

In our recent report on the role of charity finance teams in driving digital development, we explored the convergence of business and digital technology and how charities are embracing and taking advantage of that convergence. Here, I consider one of the associated challenges: the infamous digital skills gap.

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 ...

Join the conversation: Next roundtable scheduled for 15 May, Stafford, register an interest to attend In the first in a series of research investigations on the topic of ‘digital and finance leadership’, CIPFA and Eduserv held a roundtable discussion this month with some leading public sector CFOs and experts in the field. The roundtable discussions covered key areas of conce ...

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 ...

In the past couple of years Eduserv has contributed many articles to Third Sectoron digital transformation. One of the themes we’ve discussed most frequently is the need for all departments to come on the journey, especially ones such as finance that are currently perceived to just "not get it". The problem is that digital requires speed and action. Finance, on the other hand, ...

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