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The Rise of Automation in Financial Services

Automation in financial services is becoming more and more commonplace, a trend which is likely to continue in the coming years.  According to a Gartner survey, 65% of financial services CIOs plan to increase spending on infrastructure technologies such as APIs, microservices and cloud this year and over 50% plan to invest in automation reducing the need […]

Creating a Digital Strategy for a Post-Pandemic World

More than ever before, businesses recognise that digital technology has the power to help them achieve their strategic goals faster.  The world has changed greatly over the last 12 months and existing digital strategies are fast becoming obsolete. IT leaders are now in the position to generate greater business value however, to do this, they […]

4 Ways to make Remote Agile Teams More Effective

At the heart of agile working is the idea of bringing people, processes, technology, time and place closer together to find the most appropriate and effective way to deliver impactful outcomes. While there are clear methodologies and approaches to facilitate this type of working, for many teams, this all changed when Lockdown came into place back in March last year and they had to become remote agile teams.

Unearthing the Complexities of Cloud Migration

Since its launch in 2013, the Cloud First policy has been one of the UK government’s flagship technology policies, with many public sector organisations taking a Cloud First approach with their technology strategies. However, the cloud transformation journey (in particular cloud migration) can be challenging, with the reliance on legacy data and systems making it quite a […]

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Has Remote Working put your Data at Risk?

With cyber security already high on every CIO’s agenda, a key concern is how remote working has impacted data security. By shifting to a new working model at pace, have organisations exposed themselves to yet unidentified vulnerabilities? Do existing business continuity plans take these risks into account?

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The Cornerstone of Digital First Government is now the Digital Workplace

The public sector are under increasing pressure to harness digital technologies to improve frontline public services, drive efficiency and provide their staff with the right tools and workplace experience to help them deliver the best service to citizens and optimum value for the public purse.

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How effective is your Microsoft Teams Governance?

Having an effective Microsoft Teams governance approach gives your workforce the freedom to explore and exploit the potential of Teams without comprising security, wasting time though duplication of effort or creating an uncontrolled sprawl of Office 365 Group and Teams workspaces.

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Building an Operating Model fit for Office 365

Having the right operating model in place to manage and govern the platform, as well as supporting your users, is critical to achieving successful adoption and driving maximum business value from Office 365.

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Strategy & Governance in a Post-Pandemic World

With the significant rise in home working due to the pandemic, having an effective digital workplace is now more important that ever. Increase efficency and staff productivity by having a clear digital workplace strategy and robust governance in place.