Category Archives: Public sector

This category looks at issues dominating all aspects of the public sector: local and regional government, health.

The new UNIT4 – 5 reasons to get excited about the future

At its UK customer conference in Edinburgh earlier this month UNIT4’s CEO José Duarte made no secret of the business’s ambition to lead the way in making technology more aligned with the seamless, convenient and easy to use digital lives we all enjoy in our home and leisure time. This move supports the fact many of us face the daily frustrations and challenges of ineffective, non-integrated and collaboration resistant business systems and solutions that seem to inhibit our ability to work optimally in any location, at any time, with disparate teams, or on any device. Continue reading

How Middlesbrough Council went to G-Cloud to replace SAP with UNIT4

Yesterday’s Computing magazine in the UK ran a case study following an interview with UNIT4 customer, Middlesbrough Council. Steve Fletcher, corporate programme manager discusses the Council’s search for economies in its IT systems with the main focus on an SAP finance and payroll system “that seemed to require more resources to maintain than an organisation the size of the council ought to be spending.” Continue reading

Secure ERP: how have Edward Snowden’s revelations affected attitudes to Cloud and data location concerns?

01bb30aIn this article we invite Gary Hibberd, Managing Director at Agenci Information Security to talk about The Edward Snowden affect on cloud and data location concerns.
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Top locations for shared services

Sarah-FeureyIn this article we invite Sarah Feurey, Research Manager at Shared Services Link to talk about the top locations for shared services.

A recent report by Site Selection magazine in cooperation with IBM Global Business Services shared their research findings on the most competitive cities, including a chapter on shared services. See the full report “The world’s most competitive cities” Continue reading

2014 will be a transformative year for public sector IT

shutterstock_131614676It’s that time of year, so here are UNIT4’s top technology predictions for the public sector in 2014:

1. Mobile

2014 will provide considerable opportunity for government bodies to move on from the hype and capitalise on the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace. A solid and secure enterprise mobility strategy for the back office sings to all the needs of the embattled public sector organisation seeking to reduce overheads but maintain services. This is especially true for organisations that have a large field force such as the emergency services or municipal government. The options for improved efficiency using mobile devices are impressive, from transforming health, well-being and care services delivered to the community in the field, , to police forces being rostered more effectively, to providing health and safety buffers as lone workers are tracked. Continue reading