White Papers

Your guide to unlocking organisational growth with data

16/05/16

This Microsoft eBook explains how you can enhance efficiency and productivity while growing your organisation effectively.

Reimagine Welfare

12/05/16

It’s a sad fact that those least able to heat and power their homes often pay the highest prices. Even taking the low end of these figures, the poorest families in the country are paying a price premium totaling more than a third of a billion pounds.In this report, KPMG reimagines a welfare scheme in which claimants aggregate their individual buying power to become partners in a huge trading block​.

Invigorating the public sector revolution

28/04/16

This report by Civica explores how a public sector cultural revolution is essential to empower the digital citizen and discusses how people, culture and leadership are not only barriers but also enablers of wholesale change.

Cybersecurity in the Government: Managing the ongoing challenge of insider threats

27/04/16

This SolarWinds whitepaper presents the results of a study on the challenges IT professionals face in preventing insider and external IT security threats, and ways to help mitigate this growing potential risk.

Addressing the challenges posed by compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000

14/04/16

The Freedom of Information Act (“the Act”) was introduced across most of the UK in 2000—and in Scotland in 2002—to allow public right of access to information held by public authorities.This whitepaper by HPE focuses on how, 15 years since its passage, the law poses challenges to local authorities and NHS trusts.

Cyber Security Demystified: Your key cloud security questions answered

12/04/16

As the amount of data we collect from an increasing number of sources keeps growing, the risk of that data falling into the wrong hands grows exponentially. This Microsoft eBook guides you through the role you can play in keeping your organisation safe.

Mobile Device Management for a Mobile Workforce

09/03/16

This whitepaper by iomart examines Mobile Device Management from the perspective of planning key concepts for Microsoft Intune, following a project they are delivering for a government agency.

The intelligent Cloud: From information to innovation

26/02/16

Moving to the cloud reduces costs, drives efficiencies and unlocks new opportunities. In this cloud e-guide, Microsoft offers nine key insights into how the cloud can bring about brand new ways of doing things.

Best Practices for IT Asset Discovery

26/02/16

This free white paper by SolarWinds maps out the top eight “must-have” aspects of IT asset discovery that combine to make up a best-practice approach. 

How the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Will Impact Your Organisation

22/02/16

There are big changes happening in areas of data privacy and data sovereignty that you and your organisation ought to know about. This whitepaper by iomart explores how the way organisations handle customer information today may not be compliant with new regulations that kick in this year. 

Good Practice Guide 13: Log & Event Manager

22/02/16

This free white paper by SolarWinds explains how Log & Event Manager can help you pinpoint potential security issues, simplify and automate incident response, and achieve GPG13 compliance.

Business Anywhere: The ultimate guide to flexible working

27/01/16

At a time when 14.1 million British workers want to work flexibly, why aren’t more employers and organisations facilitating it? This Microsoft e-guide explains what flexible working is, outlines the benefits it can bring, and debunks common myths.

Meeting the Government Digital Service’s guidelines for Microsoft Office 365

22/01/16

Microsoft Office 365 is a convenient platform that enables easy collaboration, shared information, and work flexibility, but public sector organisations must be careful to take into account the Government Digital Service (GDS) standards on data protection. 

Strengthening communities: how technology is raising service quality and building public trust

15/01/16

The public sector needs to be trustworthy and efficient but, according to public sector leaders, there is some way to go before this is fully achieved.

Driving Down IT Costs for the Public Sector

25/11/15
Cloud is underpinning the digital transformation taking place in the UK public sector. This paper will help you build the right strategy to move from legacy systems
 

 

Sopra Steria: 2015 Digital Trends Survey

02/11/15

The civil service is in the process of making the transition to digital by default in a challenging financial climate. With ambitious targets, both for services and efficiencies, getting digital transformation right is key to the success of the whole civil service. This research, carried out by Sopra Steria and Dods, examines the progress that the civil service has made in implementing digital services, identifying areas of success and challenges yet to be overcome.

Case Study: Immediate savings for Poole Borough Council

28/10/15

Poole Council achieved immediate savings of £60k and projected savings of £750k by working with cloud facilitators SystemsUp – an iomart company - to plan its use of cloud services.

 

IT Strategy and Trends in the Public Sector

27/10/15

With the continuation of the austerity agenda it is clear that public sector IT budgets will be under even more constraints. This research, carried out by BT, explores what IT strategies public sector organisations are prioritising, and the specific budget challenges IT leaders face in implementing them.

 

Digital Citizenship

26/10/15

Challenges are driving change in UK cities. Economic restructuring, rising urban populations, an ageing population and pressures on public finance have all combined to make urban authorities contemplate a seismic shift in the public sector model. 

Download this white paper by BT to explore how wealth creation and public services can be linked to create a model for future growth and wellbeing.

 

Nine to five in 2025

26/10/15

Dr Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight & Futures at BT Technology, offers her expert predictions on what the working day will look like in 2025.

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A brief guide on the implementation of agile working practices

14/10/15

Download a brief guide on the implementation of agile working practicesFlexiform offers a complementary audit service to assess what stage your organisation is currently at in relation to agile working. To take advantage of this free service by downloading now

Recruitment challenges in the NHS

07/09/15

Monster, in conjunction with Dods Research, conducted a survey of 2,951 NHS staff to gain some insight in to the nature of the recruiting process within the NHS

Improving customer experience in the public sector: Insight from the civil service

01/07/15

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Civil Service World carried out research in early 2015 focussing on the current customer experience practice and plans of central government departments and arm's length bodies

Social Recruitment 2020

30/06/15

As the job market shifts from a jobs-led one to one which is candidate-led, we will see brand reputation and a transparent candidate experience become the foundations for successful social recruiting in the years ahead. 

So, how will social recruiting evolve in the coming five years? 

Employee Engagement 2020

30/06/15

The desire to motivate employees through the provision of a pleasant workplace and a good working atmosphere is not new. 

Despite this, organisations are still falling behind when it comes to employee retention, loyalty, engagement and motivation. 

Download this whitepaper to find out why employee engagement is so important

Employer Branding 2020 Part 2

30/06/15

Are you ready for 2020? Will your employer branding strategy guarantee you'll hire the best candidates?

In Employer Branding 2020: Part 1, we explained the concept of employer branding. To achieve good employer branding, we explained, organisations need a holistic and authentic approach. 

In this paper we re-cap on this holistic approach, and why external branding depends on a successful brand. 

5 myths about leading a virtual team

27/05/15

If the thought of leading a virtual team makes you sweat, you aren’t alone. It’s new terrain for many, but it also carries some common misconceptions. Once you get past these, you’ll see it’s not that unfamiliar at all. 

This brief explores 5 widely believed myths about leading virtual teams and what you can do to overcome them. 

Life after Windows 2003 Server – the options

14/05/15

With the end of support for Windows 2003 looming, what can public sector organisations to do to make migration to a new system easier?