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Hosted by Briefing Programme Manager Natasha Veenendaal and CTO Andy Powell, these weekly ten minute discussions look into the latest technology trends in the public sector, discussing how these apply to meeting business needs. In the first Eduserv public sector digital podcast, Andy and Natasha discuss smart cities, looking into: The building blocks to starting a smart cit ...

This report examines in particular how finance professionals view their organisation’s progress with digital strategies and transformation needs and whether or not the full potential is being reached, either internally or externally. The research in this report emerges from a survey and interviews with over 230 CIPFA members. This was accompanied by qualitative research from t ...

This report includes analysis of the research conducted among 108 finance professionals in collaboration with the Charity Finance Group, as well as case studies from how other charities are managing their digital transformation journey, some of the key themes include: Why charities need to rethink their approach to digital change How finance teams are well-placed to enable ...

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 ...

This research report created alongside Socitm looks at the rate of cloud adoption In local authorities. Using a survey of 373 Local councils and interviews with a range of technology leaders in local government, the report includes: Statistics on the rate of cloud use in local authorities today. Factors holding councils back from further adoption. The extent to which counc ...

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.

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 ...

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