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The opportunity for cloud to not only dramatically reduce the costs of a service but also facilitate a wider transformation of the organisation’s processes was seen by all Public Sector IT professionals in a recent workshop.
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During a recent workshop with IT heads from across all areas of the Public Sector, a key theme they highlighted were the cultural and behavioural barriers that stood in the way of change in their area.
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore the procurement and delivery of OFFICIAL cloud services within the Public Sector, based on discussions between representatives from across all areas the Public Sector.
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Organisations of all sizes struggle with complex software estates. Learn how to reconcile the software in your business here: http://www.scc.com/news/horizons-blog-reconciling-your-software-estate/
It’s important to have visibility over the licenses you own and the software you’ve deployed – reconciling these assets enables you to identify where you are over or under-licensed. Doing this gives you control, compliancy and cost savings.
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Our second installment of our Software blog series looks specifically at the challenges business face in regards to their Software Licences. Click below to read more.
It’s uncommon for organisations to have an accurate figure on the amount of software licences they own. In most cases, businesses have too many, too few and too many contracts from multiple suppliers to really know either way. This raises a series of challenges...
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Where is my data?” is a common worry, and not without reason. In recent months there have been significant changes in the rules for storing and managing data. Firstly, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Safe Harbor agreement, by which EU organisations could allow their data to be stored in US centres that met European standards, was invalid.
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But this is not always easy. The National Audit Office’s (NAO) latest survey of central government digital leaders, ‘The digital skills gap in government’ suggests that Whitehall’s limited clout in the jobs market continues to be a factor inhibiting digital transformation.
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The pressure to squeeze more out of less extends to all parts of the public sector – from central to local government, and while health and police may have been protected from budget cuts to a great extent, public demand on their services continues to spiral upwards.
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In his Spending Review announcements, Chancellor George Osborne emphasised the importance of digitising processes and services in order to gain maximum efficiency and value for the public purse. The need to do more with less will be a continuing pressure on all organisations.
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It’s safe to assume that software and licensing are pretty low on your everyday agenda, but when business don’t know how much money they are wasting, they don’t count it as a loss – unlike a fine for non-compliancy, which could be just around the corner.
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Our Software blog continues with a post that discusses the best ways in which to discover software usage and optimise software license spend.
The future’s here and you’re either doing, planning or avoiding mobile working – either way it’s happening. With it comes even greater challenges in the management of software being deployed to laptops, desktops and mobile devices...
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