The need for public sector organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted. Few senior executives remain to be convinced! With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, the Accelerating Digital Interactive Forum for Public Sector Leaders will present scenarios covering the public sector workplace of the future. Organised by Microsoft Gold Partner ...

In Part 4 of our series on 'Introducing Bridgeall', we present a representative sample of recent projects providing a snapshot of what we do. Bridgeall has successfully delivered client projects across a broad range of sectors including Utilities and Energy, Central and Local Government, Financial Services, Education, Health, Manufacturing, Transportation, Professional Services ...

Conflicting views continue to be expressed on the thorny issue of government IT procurement. According to Niall Quinn, Technology Procurement Director at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK government’s Digital Marketplace, created to make government procurement easier, more transparent and accessible to SMEs, has resulted in a “major overhaul of the public sector procur ...

Bridgeall is delighted to be appointed to DPS, the Scottish Government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System aimed at simplifying the procurement of digital services. The appointment reflects our growing expertise in transforming service delivery across diverse public sector organisations. Projects have included a 4,000 seat SharePoint, Office 365 and Intranet deployment for Scottish ...

The 14th Benchmark Measurement of European eGovernment Services has just been published by the Commission. Based on a survey of 10,000 websites across all EU countries, the benchmark exercise evaluated the quantity and quality of digital service relating to four life events – starting a business, losing and finding a job, studying and family life. Four top-level benchmarks were ...

As recently reported, GDS (Government Digital Service) is taking part in an OECD initiative to reform Government technology procurement, making it more “open, flexible, transparent and agile”. Working with peers in other countries, a playbook is being developed aimed at “reshaping government technology procurement to create a vibrant, diverse economy of digital and technology s ...

Recent research by PwC highlights a number of concerns re-the state of digital in UK local authorities. These include a lack of preparedness for cyber-attacks and a significant decline in confidence in the ability of local authorities to implement digital transformation. This is happening against a background where there is growing citizen appetite to have more services deliver ...

Although based on US research, an interesting new report from McKinsey adds value to the on-going debate regarding public sector digital transformation in the UK, especially organisational barriers to change. Based on case examples dating back to the 1980s, the main theme of the report is that public sector organisations are perfectly capable of being nimble and agile in times ...

The first post in our new blog series on Accelerating Digital argued that the urgency of digital transformation is now widely accepted by most senior executives. Few remain to be convinced about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, Post 3 hinted at a growing ‘digital gap’ between where many organisati ...

Governments around the world, including the UK, are spending a lower percentage of their IT budgets on digital initiatives when compared with the private sector, or other parts of the public sector, according to a new report by Gartner. Based on a worldwide survey of 2,598 CIOs from 93 countries, responsible for $292 billion in IT spend, Gartner concludes that government organi ...