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  • Blog Post: City of London improves customer satisfaction while sharing best practise with the SLG

    The City of London is an ancient organisation using modern technology to deliver services to a large and complex range of constituents that includes local residents, visitors, small businesses, international corporations, embassies, and over 300,000 daily commuters. Previously, the city had no unified...
  • Blog Post: The sky’s the limit as opendata weather transactions hit 555,000 per month

    The Coalition Government has made data and transparency defining themes of its agenda for this Parliament. The untapped potential in the economic value of data is a new opportunity. George Osborne announced a number of Open Data commitments in his 2011 Autumn Statement to help drive growth –...
  • Blog Post: Council boosts collaboration and customer service with 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...
  • Blog Post: Highlights from #bluelightcamp

    This weekend in Manchester, the Blue Light Camp unconference took place and was reported to have been very a unique and refreshing day. The emergency services event was the brain child of Sasha Taylor , Paul Coxon and David White and provided a fantastic networking opportunity for those interested in...
  • Blog Post: Latest agenda for the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, London (24th-25th April)

    It's less than a month to go now until the huge Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in London (24th-25th April). We thought we'd share the latest agenda with you - it's packed full fantastic speakers and chances to do some great networking. Just see for yourself below... More soon - don't forget, you...
  • Blog Post: Why attend the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in April?

    Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, 24 th -25 th April 2012, Cardinal Place (Microsoft), London. It’s just under two months until the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum (GSF) rolls in to London. It’s theme this year is ‘efficiency and opportunity: how cloud and technology innovations...
  • Blog Post: Day two at ukgovcamp 2012

    We’ve been attending UK GovCamp , an ‘unconference’ that aims to bring together public sector professionals to discuss best practice use of technology. The event lasts 2 days, read our day one wrap-up post to see what happened yesterday. As with yesterday and in the true ‘unconferencing’...
  • Blog Post: Cloud powered forms reap benefits for councils

    When it comes to interacting with government agencies, I am sure many of us think of stacks of complex, multi-page forms asking for information on all sorts of aspects of our lives. IEG 4 , an innovative company based in the UK, is making this a thing of the past for local authorities. Through the use...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government - Information Governance in the Public Sector with SharePoint 2010

    Would you like to find out how the London Boroughs of Newham and Islington are achieving secure and compliant document records and information management with SharePoint 2010? The Microsoft partners, Automated Intelligence and In-Form Consult (IFC), are hosting a workshop on Achieving Information...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government – Microsoft in Public Sector Live Meetings (Webinars)

    We are running a series of ‘Microsoft in Public Sector’ Live Meetings (webinars) that will relate the application of Microsoft technology to key ICT drivers in the public sector – saving money, innovating with ICT-enabled public services and enabling more effective and secure collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government – Web Seminar on Secure Remote Working on July 14

    As well as improving individual productivity and reducing carbon footprint, providing the technology to enable remote working also supports government agencies and local authorities in reducing the requirement for office real estate and can deliver cashable savings. One of the concerns of many organisations...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security - Know your network better than the attacker

    "Know your network better than the attacker " is one of the nuggets of advice from an excellent white paper, ‘ Cybersecurity for Open Government ’, produced by Microsoft Cybersecurity experts. Although aimed primarily at the requirements of the USA Federal Government, the interconnected cyberworld...
  • Blog Post: Secure Identity Management – Live Meeting (Webinar) on June 11th

    All public sector organisations take security seriously. Protecting sensitive information and ensuring access only for authorised users are important safeguards. However, effective security and identity management can create cumbersome overheads for public sector organisations to manage. Our next...
  • Blog Post: Who watches the watchers? – Information governance in the Public Sector

    The Roman poet Juvenal first raised this concern in his Latin phrase: quis custodiet ipsos custodies? This suggests that the challenge of who watches the watchers is a dilemma that society has grappled with for many centuries. Why do I raise it here? The news that there has been over 500,000 requests...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting (Webcast): Information Governance in the Public Sector (Friday March 20th)

    The next Live Meeting in our series on how you can optimise the use of Microsoft technology to improve the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of Public Sector ICT will focus on information governance and assurance . This Live Meeting explores the Microsoft technologies that enable Public Sector...
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