White Papers

Five myths about big data, and five ways to unlock its value


In this paper SAS expose the five myths preventing the public sector embracing big data, and highlight the five key reasons it must overcome these barriers and unlock the value of information as soon as possible.

Predicting fire risk and saving lives


Learn how SAS helped the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to analyse their data and understand where London’s fire hotspots are, and find out more about LFB's strategy for teaching households about fire prevention. 

A guide to procuring accredited cloud services


Eduserv, the not-for-profit cloud services provider, has launched a step-by-step guide to help public sector throughout the procurement of accredited cloud. 

Manifesto 2015


With just over a year to go until the general election in May 2015, the three main political parties in the UK will be fine-tuning the policy proposals that will define their respective campaigns.
Manifesto 2015, a briefing document put together by the Dods Monitoring team, looks at the policy and manifesto development process for the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Making the best of it: Why tough times make talent management essential in the public sector


Public sector bodies need to find ways of becoming more flexible and less hierarchical, embracing change and new ways of working, and this will not happen overnight.In this environment, talent management is not optional: it’s essential.

Case Study: Leeds City Council


Leeds City Council boosts engagement and staff performance with learning and performance management system

Pulse of the Profession


Today, organisations face a chasm between what they should be doing — aligning projects to their strategy — and what they are able to accomplish. As a result, 44% of strategic initiatives are unsuccessful.

Analytics in Healthcare


A new IBM Institute for Business Value executive report identifies a framework for healthcare analytics driven management transformation that can help organizations drive value.