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Leaders ‘struggling’ with digital transformation ambition

Public sector leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated with the slow progress made towards a fully digital government, according to a report. Deloitte’s latest annual The State of the State study, recently, assesses public services across UK and looks at the trends that will affect the future of government, including...

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Cloud Computing Spending Continues to Rise

Digital First thinks that we are still only on the cusp of seeing a dramatic shift from traditional on-premise data centres to cloud infrastructure, accessible anywhere, anytime and more securely.  The trend continues with over £250bn will be spent on public cloud services in 2016, marking a notable 17.2...

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Microsoft opens UK Azure and Office 365 data centres

Microsoft has announced the opening of new data centres in the UK to allow customers to use the firm’s cloud services knowing that the data remains in the country. The new facilities in Cardiff, Durham and London will host the Azure cloud platform and Office 365 productivity suite. Dynamics...

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Digital First now on G-Cloud 8

Digital First is now officially confirmed as a G-Cloud 8 Digital Marketplace supplier providing services for Digital Design, Commercial Support and Care Marketplace solutions. We are still on the the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace G-Cloud 7 framework This is the quickest and easiest way to engage Digital First Do...

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Government urged to extend GDS support to local councils

The government has been urged to extend the Government Digital Service’s remit to support local council departments by the Vice Chairman of LocalGov, Phil Rumens. In a recent interview, Rumens said: “The GDS has achieved some amazing things and the funding announced in last year’s Spending Review will allow...

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5 reasons why local government needs open source

Aingaran Pillai, CTO and founder at Zaizi, urges local government to unleash the potential of open source. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that local government is a sector under serious strain. In his latest budget statement Osborne outlined that his proposals would cost £34bn – £17bn...

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Digital for the age of austerity

Digital transformation provides the ‘most plausible response’ to austerity, as local and central government faces further significant funding cuts, according to a report by Socitm. The ‘Living with austerity: making hard choices for ICT investment’ says that although digital should play a key role in creating sustainability in public...

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The Internet of things

Early phases of the Internet included connecting people to static information and more recently, people to people. Over the next decade, the Internet will evolve to connect people to physical things and also physical things to other physical things …all in real time. It will become the Internet of...

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The Age of Digital Consulting

Digital is making increasing waves in the consulting circles. The MCA’s CEO Alan Leaman recent article ‘the age of digital consulting’ emphasizes the need to navigate uncertainty as below. “Digital used to be just an adjective. There were digital TVs, digital radios, digital experts and more. But now digital...

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NHS pushing for digital

The NHS will promise by 2018, everyone will be able to view their health history with hospitals and social care, community and mental health services. “At the click of a button”, every visit, every prescription, test results, adverse reactions and allergies to drugs will be available online, the organisation...

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"Digital First helped us create a new narrative and a plan to become a more digital council. Their challenge and support through the Insight and Design phases of our digital transformation programme, along with their continued support in helping the in-house team to move forward our priority projected gave us real momentum to improve our services to customers and secure new efficiencies."

Duncan Dewhurst, Head of IT and Change

Digital First supported Lewisham Council to undertake a council-wide Digital Insight project to help engage senior leaders and to understand and scope the basis for an ambitious ‘Digital By Choice’ transformation programme.  We worked across all areas of the council with key senior stakeholders, IT, finance and transformation staff introducing new ideas and opportunities whilst assessing how the Council could build on its current digital progress.   Lewisham retained Digital First to help it design and mobilise its digital transformation programme, develop its investment business case for digital (Digital ROI) and support early delivery of some ‘digital front door’ projects that tasted new agile ways of working.Insight

 

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Leaders ‘struggling’ with digital transformation ambition
25th, October 2016

Public sector leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated with the slow progress made towards a fully digital government, according to a report. Deloitte’s latest annual The State of the State study, recently, assesses public services...

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Cloud Computing Spending Continues to Rise
16th, September 2016

Digital First thinks that we are still only on the cusp of seeing a dramatic shift from traditional on-premise data centres to cloud infrastructure, accessible anywhere, anytime and more securely.  The trend continues with...

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Microsoft opens UK Azure and Office 365 data centres
9th, September 2016

Microsoft has announced the opening of new data centres in the UK to allow customers to use the firm’s cloud services knowing that the data remains in the country. The new facilities in Cardiff,...

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