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Earlier this year Eduserv’s Executive Briefing Programme conducted extensive research into ‘Skills for digital change’.  Our research found that sometimes there is lack of understanding amongst HR professionals about what ‘digital’ means and the steps that HR/OD professionals should be taking to equip themselves and their organisation’s workforce for the future. As a follow-up ...

Two major cyber-attacks recently brought chaos to services across the globe. But thanks to Eduserv’s team of security specialists, our clients were fully protected at all times. In May, the Wannacry cyber-attack spread a strain of ransomware by exploiting a vulnerability in older versions of the Windows operating system. When triggered, the malware locked the user’s computer an ...

For almost ten years, the benefits of migrating away from on-premise systems have been discussed at length. But still, cloud adoption remains a particularly conspicuous elephant in the room for many of the UK’s largest public and third sector organisations. The reticence is partly understandable given the volume of contradictory advice on the subject. Some claim, incorrectly, t ...

Our Executive Briefing Programme research found that cloud strategy within local authorities is still developing – for example with only 39% saying they have a cloud IT policy in place (see the EBP ‘Up in the air’ report released in November). Today many local authorities are considering public cloud for its flexibility and broad service offering. However, there are misconcepti ...

Earlier this week James Mulhern shared a timely reminder for charities to be thinking about cyber resilience in Third Sector. Here James continues this conversation with some reflections since the Petya cyber-attack, and explains why a thorough combination of technical, personal and procedural controls are the best ways to reduce risk. It is inescapable that almost a day doesn’ ...

The word ‘digital’ can be unhelpful or even misleading if it is not explained carefully. It is a widely used but often a poorly defined term. At the same time, it’s a term that local government needs to get to grips with – and not just those who are perceived to be working in ‘digital’ or technology roles, but across the workforce. The Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme’s lat ...

In-depth research report jointly produced with the PPMA to support the development of digital skills in local government.

This article was originally published in the MJ It is generally accepted that creating digital public services is more about changing culture and behaviours in organisations than it is about introducing new technologies. It is surprising therefore that we seem to spend relatively little effort either defining what we really mean by ‘digital’ in practical terms, or the skills re ...

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive, Dorset Councils Partnership, is guiding the Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme on our ‘Skills for digital change’ research as part of his role on the programme’s Steering Group. This month Matt shared his thought on digital leadership in The MJ.

In an interview published in ITPRO this week, Ed Garcez, Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) of Camden, Haringey and Islington Councils - and friend of the Executive Briefing Programme – talked about shared learning, bringing new talent to the public sector and using data better. As usual, Garcez is absolutely on the money with his views and hit on a number of hot topi ...

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