Category Archives: Public sector

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

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

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

What’s the secret ingredient in shared service success?

shutterstock_131744006We are delighted to welcome Paul Marriner to our blog. Paul gives us some invaluable advice on shared services, following his extensive experience at the UK cabinet office.

‘Earlier on this week I attended the FutureGov summit in Canberra, an event which brings together senior public servants from Australia, to collaborate on the latest ICT developments impacting government service delivery.

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