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Transforming Work with Microsoft Teams (Videos)

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In our first blog post of 2017, we argued that successful digital transformation requires a combination of technology AND organisational change. Effective use of digital technology and excellence in software development provide the foundations for working differently. The greatest business value is derived, however, when technology is used to support organisational change, transforming processes and   …Continue Reading


NHS Digital Academy to Develop 300 Digital Leaders

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Our previous blog post and Utility Week article argued that digital leaders were urgently required in the post-1st April deregulated water market in England. An earlier post presented a similar case for digital leadership in one of the other key sectors we operate in namely, North Sea Oil and Gas – see Do Oil and   …Continue Reading


Data Quality Critical to the Success of ‘Open Water’

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In a recent blog post, we argued that there would be ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the deregulated non-domestic water market in England. ‘Winners’ will be water utilities who leverage the full potential of digital technology to drive competitive advantage in at least five key areas: engaging and connecting with customers; building digital operating advantage; deriving   …Continue Reading


Has the Mass Exodus of Public Sector IT Contractors Started?

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In a previous blog post, we discussed the potential implications of planned changes to the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors working in the public sector. The proposed changes to IR35, which come into effect in April of this year, could lead to many contractors ‘jumping ship’ to the private sector where the new rules   …Continue Reading


Worldwide Spend on Digital Transformation Technologies to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2017; $2 Trillion by 2020

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In a recent update to their Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide, IDC are forecasting investment of $1.2 trillion on digital transformation (DX) technologies this year, an increase of 17.8% over 2016. With an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9% over the period 2015-2020, DX spending is forecast to reach $2.0 trillion by 2020.   …Continue Reading


The Case for Digital Reinvention

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A new report from McKinsey provides further evidence of a strong positive correlation between digital maturity and subsequent financial performance (see also our previous blog post Digital Leaders Outperform Digital Laggards). In an era of rapid digital change and digital disruption, the report concludes that “bold, tightly integrated digital strategies will be the biggest differentiator   …Continue Reading


IR35 Change Brings Opportunity: Public Sector to Engage SME’s Now

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the UK Government’s planned changes to IR35 – the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors. As it stands, the current system does not require clients to deduct PAYE tax or National Insurance at source. The responsibility for declaration is placed on the contractor. For all public   …Continue Reading


GDS Endorses Use of the Public Cloud

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In a long overdue Guidance Note, the Government Digital Service (GDS) has endorsed use of the public cloud. In a statement clearly intended to allay public sector concerns about cloud security, the document states: ‘It’s possible for public sector organisations to safely put highly personal and sensitive data into the public cloud. Many UK departments   …Continue Reading


Water Deregulation: Is the Industry Ready Digitally?

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As we enter 2017, the English water industry faces a range of challenges. Two of the most important of these are deregulation of non-domestic water supply and digital transformation. Deregulation From the 1st April this year, and following the example set by Scotland in 2008, 1.2 million commercial water customers in England (businesses, charities and   …Continue Reading


Are Digital CFOs Urgently Required in the Public Sector?

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Digital transformation has become the top priority for public sector Chief Financial Officers according to new research carried out by management consultancy EY and reported on the Kable web site. Almost 60% of the CFOs surveyed stated that improving performance through the use of digital technology was the most important strategic priority facing their organisation.   …Continue Reading