Digital technology can have truly transformational effects on organisations – the public sector included. This is because embracing digital tools gives firms the potential to increase their efficiency, improve the user experience and unlock valuable data for future innovation. And in turn, these benefits can make the day-to-day lives of public servants, as well as citizens, much easier.
However, achieving such change doesn’t come without its own challenges.
As ever, a lack of government funding is a
Mobility is one of the pillars of the modern digital workplace. With smartphones, cloud services and always-on connectivity, employees can be as productive in the living room as they can be in the office.
The public sector has a lot to gain by embracing mobility and enabling more flexible working for employees. Government bodies can improve efficiencies while lowering technology costs, paramount at a time of squeezed budgets and tight deadlines.
Crucially, using communications technology to facilitate
The buzz around cloud computing has been hugely positive these last few years. Greater flexibility across your business. Faster time to market. Increased IT resilience. Scalability that means you only pay for what you use.
However, many businesses – particularly SMEs – may not be able to identify exactly how the cloud can achieve these benefits. It’s all well and good talking in the abstract about how the cloud can improve efficiencies and reduce costs, but
The cloud’s ability to transform and elevate the private sector has been well documented in recent years. But there are many ways that the public sector can also use the cloud to drive efficiencies and reduce costs. With the government’s Cloud First policy, public bodies are encouraging their technology teams to capitalise on the opportunities brought by new technology, and are looking for solutions that they can rely on years into the future.
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Today’s business landscape is a volatile one. The uncertainty of Brexit continues to loom over much of Europe. The national skills shortage shows little sign of being alleviated. And compliance requirements across many industries are becoming ever more stringent.
Given these challenges, anything that can help a business futureproof its operations and encourage growth is something to be welcomed. Today, the opportunity to do that is most likely to be found in tech – particularly cloud.
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