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  Directors of finance have been all-powerful in most sectors for hundreds of years, frequently first in line for a vacant chief executive position. But in the public sector that influence has waned over the last 20 years with the rise of technology. This article was originally published in the MJ Technology has automated many finance and audit functions and given non-financ ...

Talking to IT teams and business leaders, it is clear that the benefits of cloud in supporting new business models for the delivery of council services are now well-understood. There is also a growing consensus that the different business model for IT operations which is enabled by cloud IT, could add substantial value to the organisation as they shape and reshape services in ...

Last week, as part of my work with the Executive Briefing Programme, I attended the LGC and HSJ Integration Summit. From my work with Jos Creese on the Health and Social Care Integration report, I am beginning to understand the vast complexities around this topic and massive challenges that exist. The stakeholders that need to come together are diverse, and would be forgiven fo ...

When considering the priorities for the Executive Briefing Programme (EBP) this year, health and social care integration came top of the list. This was not just because of the political priority currently placed on the topic, or because of the digital transformation challenges it contains, but also the opportunity to make a real difference to the public sector and to the publi ...

“General practice is unsustainable as it was for the last 40-50 years”, says Dr. Donal Collins, Clinical Lead for the Multi-Specialty Community Provider (‘Better Local Care’) in Gosport. Better Local Care in Hampshire is one of the New Care Model ‘Vanguards’, set-up to improve and better integrate health and social care. To drive this work forward they have recognised that the ...

It is clear that if councils are to realise the potential benefits of cloud computing, IT leads need to do more than promoting the benefits of cloud – which are increasingly well understood - but in helping to identify, manage and mitigate potential risk. This was the key finding from the recent Eduserv Local Government Executive Briefing Programme workshop at Think Cloud, whi ...

We recognise that many local government authorities are currently considering moving to the cloud to support new ways of working and to help deliver services in a better and more cost effective way. However many organisations are unsure how to begin this journey, and with legacy infrastructure in place and the investment needed, moving to the cloud can seem like a daunting pro ...

Coinciding with the launch of the most recent Eduserv ‘Local Government Executive Briefing Programme’s (LG EBP) publication – “Shared Services – Getting IT Right”, Bristol City Council hosted a thought-leadership event on the topic this month. It was an interactive session, with insight into the research work by Eduserv and from two outstanding external speakers:  Matt Prosser ...

When you have over 40 Heads of Digital in a room and they all agree that they need to stop talking about digital transformation you know you’ve reached a tipping point. This was the case at the Digital Change Forum we hosted in partnership with attendees from organisations including Samaritans, RSPB and many other leading UK charities agreed that the terms ‘digital first’ and ‘ ...

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 organisation to reshape its service provision and through this meet budget objectives while protecting critical services. ...

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