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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 ...

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, ...

Over the past few years we’ve got used to hearing about the benefits of User Experience (or UX) design in the development of charities’ digital services. But usually we hear only the headlines about the boost this can provide to donations. What’s often underplayed is the extent to which the UX process also removes underlying uncertainty and massively reduces wasted effort and ...

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 ...

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