Local Government

Invigorating the public sector revolution

By John Hood // 15 February 2016

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Leading a progressive workforce to empower the digital citizen.
 

Civica’s ‘Changing Landscape’ series of reports has already discussed how the world we live in is changing fast, demanding a change in how we deliver public services in the run up to 2025 and beyond. Devolution, mergers between councils, shared services, shifting services online and delivering a digital experience for the masses... it’s all drastically altering the world as we know it. The reports highlight people, culture and leadership as being not only key barriers but also enablers of this change.

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Local Government

Enabling a new world of public service delivery.

By John Hood

Driving an appetite for change through technology and cultural innovation.

Austerity measures clawed back £21 billion over the last parliament with deeper cuts still on the horizon. With five years of austerity already under our belts, it is becoming apparent that there are fewer quick-fire opportunities to address waste and identify efficiencies.

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Local Government

A new government and a renewed focus on IT enabled transformation

By Paul Bradbury

Now the dust is settling from the General Election, the job of running the country is starting in earnest.

Scoping the extent of austerity measures to be enacted during this Parliament is naturally topping the agenda. It’s clear a salami slicing approach has outlived its usefulness, and step-change transformation is an imperative in many areas of the public sector. Indeed innovation, enabled by technology, is pivotal; something that all the main parties recognised with their emphasis on a national digital strategy.

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Local Government

A year of transformation

By Paul Bradbury

Last month Denbighshire County Council announced a strategic shared services partnership to deliver outsourced revenues and benefits locally. This is part of a wider imperative to transform the way the council works in order to maintain and improve services in the face of severe financial constraints.

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Local Government

First, Premium Economy or Economy: choosing the right class for your data

By Chris Burden

People in business need to choose what class of cloud best suits their data requirements. Business leaders walk a tight rope between enabling innovation and avoiding risk. The cloud isn’t just for techies anymore; all sectors now see the opportunity to develop new business models through the cloud but they’ve also followed the news about high profile hacks involving A-list celebrities with concern. That’s not to say the cloud exposes companies to undue risk. It means that precautions should be taken, border security protocols should be followed and seat belts should be fastened.

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