Category Archives: Public Sector

A Step Change Still Required in Government Technology Procurement

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As recently reported, GDS (Government Digital Service) is taking part in an OECD initiative to reform Government technology procurement, making it more “open, flexible, transparent and agile”. Working with peers in other countries, a playbook is being developed aimed at “reshaping government technology procurement to create a vibrant, diverse economy of digital and technology suppliers”,   …Continue Reading


The State of Digital in UK Local Government

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Recent research by PwC highlights a number of concerns re-the state of digital in UK local authorities. These include a lack of preparedness for cyber-attacks and a significant decline in confidence in the ability of local authorities to implement digital transformation. This is happening against a background where there is growing citizen appetite to have   …Continue Reading


How the Public Sector Can Remain Agile Beyond Times of Crisis

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Although based on US research, an interesting new report from McKinsey adds value to the on-going debate regarding public sector digital transformation in the UK, especially organisational barriers to change. Based on case examples dating back to the 1980s, the main theme of the report is that public sector organisations are perfectly capable of being   …Continue Reading


Competing in 2020: Winners and Losers in the Digital Economy

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The first post in our new blog series on Accelerating Digital argued that the urgency of digital transformation is now widely accepted by most senior executives. Few remain to be convinced about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, Post 3 hinted at a   …Continue Reading


Accelerating Transformation (Part 3): Your Digital Audit

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Part 2 in this series on ‘Accelerating Transformation’ encouraged you to undertake an external Digital Landscape Analysis identifying the main disruptive technologies impacting your business now and in the near future, the opportunities and threats presented. The next step in your transformation roadmap is to evaluate the digital progress your organisation has already made benchmarked   …Continue Reading


Gartner: Government Spending Lags on Digital Initiatives

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Governments around the world, including the UK, are spending a lower percentage of their IT budgets on digital initiatives when compared with the private sector, or other parts of the public sector, according to a new report by Gartner. Based on a worldwide survey of 2,598 CIOs from 93 countries, responsible for $292 billion in   …Continue Reading


Rethinking the Public Sector Could Save $3.5 Trillion Worldwide

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In a previous post, we identified Five Key Pillars of Successful Digital Transformation. These included: a) building a Digital Operating Advantage by leveraging the full potential of digital technology for maximising efficiency and reducing costs and b) deriving Actionable Insight from data analytics. The scale of the public sector opportunity in these two areas has   …Continue Reading


The Digital Gap in Public Sector Transformation

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Research conducted by iGov Survey, in January/February 2017, evaluated the digital transformation progress being made by UK central and local government. Based on responses from 235 individuals representing 180 unique organisations, the report concludes that a major ‘digital gap’ still exists between how services are currently delivered and how they should be delivered in a   …Continue Reading


£725m Required to Boost Public Sector Digital Skills

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According to a National Audit Office report released last week, the UK government will need to spend £725 million over the next five years on training new digital staff. Two thousand new hires with digital expertise will also need to be employed to keep up with the pace of demand. Commenting on the emerging digital   …Continue Reading


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


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