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Is the cloud-first policy a sensible one for local government? In my view yes, but how it should be applied has to reflect the legacy application estates of each council, the priorities of the organisation, the differences in demography, risk appetite, geography and a range of other policy issues. Mandating a cloud-first policy within local government might help, but could prov ...

This step by step guide offers advice on how local government organisations can assess their readiness for cloud. Following this, the guide will offer advice on how to begin to build a cloud strategy.

To build a clearer picture of the state of cloud adoption in local government we asked every council in the UK a set of questions. This initial report – the first of two we will publish – shows the state of play of the top 100 councils by revenue.

The findings from a roundtable discussion with local government CIOs and shared service directors - including motivations for sharing, key factors for shared service success and barriers to to overcome..

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jude Sheeran as Chief Executive at Eduserv. Formerly Chief Operating Officer at the Shaw Trust, Jude brings an exceptional range of expertise to Eduserv. Before his time at Shaw Trust, Jude was an executive director with the Executive Affairs Authority in the United Arab Emirates, where his primary focus was development and manag ...

This article was originally published in WearableTech The relationship between health and social care professionals and their patients is changing, as a result of the increasing access we all have to personal data and online information. With a relatively small collection of wearable consumer devices, linked to a smartphone, I can amass details about my general health, a medica ...

This article was originally published in the MJ There is no doubt that some councils are in the vanguard of organisations exploiting digital in any sector. Arguably they need to be, given the enormous pressures in the public sector to protect critical services in the face of unprecedented cuts. Recent reports suggest that some of the most innovative CIOs and most competent IT t ...

Eduserv further enhances its services for digital transformation by partnering with Microsoft as a Cloud Solutions Provider. We have added Microsoft Azure and Office 365 to our services to provide customers with more options to move to the cloud and build the foundations for digital transformation. Microsoft Azure adds to the existing managed cloud services covered by our ...

  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-finance m ...

In this local government executive briefing paper, our principal analyst and former local government CIO Jos Creese shares his thoughts on whether creating a local equivalent to GDS and establishing local government digital standards would be a good idea.

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