The digital revolution is now well and truly underway, transforming nations and economies around the world. The Government has been clear that their ambition is for Scotland to be at the forefront of this revolution, cementing its place as a world-class digital nation by 2020. This ambition has been backed up with millions of pounds of Government funding since the strategy was first published in 2011.

But how can organisations and businesses such as yours help support this vision, whilst also reaping the benefits associated with the digital revolution?

Scotland’s Digital Future Strategy focuses on four key themes to develop our standing as a Digital Nation: Connectivity, Economy, Participation, and Public Services. At Exception we believe that the Digital Participation theme, by its very definition, is where the vast majority of organisations, regardless of their size, scale, or sector, can derive the most value whilst supporting Scotland’s Digital Future.

To drive participation, the people of Scotland need to be confident, regular, and capable users of digital technologies, including web and mobile solutions, delivered via world-class mobile networks, ubiquitous broadband, and next-generation infrastructures. As citizens, we expect our access to digital services via the Internet to be as available and reliable as other core utilities such as water, electricity, and gas.

Businesses meanwhile need to make effective use of digital technologies to deliver their services, grow their business, and to realise their full economic potential by thinking “Digital First”. This shift in attitude and focus can help unlock incremental revenue streams, open new markets,  and increase customer satisfaction and interaction. Who amongst us wouldn’t want to achieve those outcomes?

Partnership working is an essential part of participation and as one of the fastest growing indigenous IT Consultancy and Services companies in Scotland, Exception are ideally placed to assist you in developing a “Digital First” strategy for your products and services. Our Digital & Technology Consulting practice can help you transform the way you do business, expanding your reach and building the foundational technologies and infrastructure that will make delivery of rich digital services possible.

Contact Exception today for more information.

Leigh Rankin, Head of Consulting (Public Sector)

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