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Using Yammer to deliver informal learning
This post by the Department of Health's Dave Briggs originally appeared on Gov.UK's Digital Health blog . As part of my role on digital capability, I’m experimenting with different ways of delivering learning activity to people within the department. The traditional course is fine as far...
1 Oct 2014
Civil Service Live 2014 – How to keep the inspiration alive now that the show is over
It’s hard to believe Civil Service Live 2014 is really over. All those speeches and pledges and catch-ups over coffee are just a blur in the rear-view mirror now. But hang on – the conference might be over, but the journey is just beginning. Innovation, collaboration and flexibility are just...
22 Jul 2014
7 steps to bringing your organisation into the cloud
This post is an excerpt from the free e-book “Bringing the UK Government into the Cloud.” Download the full e-book today or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Having worked with many public sector organisations of different sizes – either directly or through our...
28 Mar 2014
How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost
How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year? Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient...
14 Feb 2014
Microsoft services reappointed to G-Cloud Framework v4
The Government Procurement Services reappointed Microsoft to the G-Cloud Framework v4, following the completion of the Official Journal European Union bid process. Microsoft’s appointment to the framework covers all four lots: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service...
1 Nov 2013
How Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust managed to promote remote work -- without spending a lot of money
Have you ever noticed that your home computer is nicer than the machine you use at work? You're not alone. Bring-your-own-device IT policies are becoming more common, since they can help employees do their best work from anywhere, while still saving the organisation serious money. Imperial College...
19 Aug 2013
The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of healthcare applications
The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services...
25 Apr 2013
Windows Azure Receives G-Cloud Impact Level 2 Accreditation from Cabinet Office for Use across the UK Public Sector
Microsoft’s cloud computing platform is now accredited to store and communicate data securely up to the UK Government’s Impact Level 2 classification. Reading, UK. — 04/04/13 — Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, has been awarded Impact Level 2 (IL2)...
4 Apr 2013
Public Sector case studies for Budget day
Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor's speech, We've compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving... How to save money and... ...reduce carbon footprint...
20 Mar 2013
Council revolutionises collaboration with services using new business management software
Plymouth City Council is facing a big social challenge - a 16-year life expectancy gap between the east and west of the city. Addressing this issue requires all services - including social and health care, policing, and housing - to work closely together. To achieve this, the council needs to update...
15 Nov 2012
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