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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Eduserv and the Charity Finance Group (CFG) have joined forces on a research and engagement project to investigate the role of finance in digital change in the charity sector.  The aim of the programme is to facilitate peer learning, helping charities to adapt to and get the most from the changing digital landscape. Using surveys, roundtable discussions and interviews, the pro ...

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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