Tags


Latest Posts


Latest Comments


Authors

Blog

Government IT strategy: time for the celebrity treatment?

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Feb 2016, 09:42 AM

mark-hall.jpg

As the Government closes the door on consultation from businesses and the public to drive Government digital strategy, Mark Hall offers up some of his own suggestions on how the Government could make sure they deliver the kind of changes and innovations that will both inspire and benefit the public sector.

read more

G-Clouds biggest problem? Its public sector customers

Posted by Peter Nailer | 27 Jan 2016, 12:04 PM

peter-nailer.jpg

Peter Nailer, Senior Bid Manager at Redcentric looks at the global recognition that G-Cloud has created and the biggest problem the framework has – its public sector customers. He looks at some of the reasons behind any hesitancy to adopting services procured through G-Cloud.

read more

CIOs target innovation but gaining their colleagues’ trust is key

Posted by Simon Michie | 22 Jan 2016, 12:29 PM

homepage-update.jpg

Looking at recent research from CIO Insight and IDG that focussed on innovation plans found that CIO’s role are pivotal during 2016 and will be used to drive revenue growth. Simon Michie looks at the findings of this research and how it’s mirrored with Redcentric’s own research findings on UK businesses’ journey to the Cloud.

read more

Safety in numbers

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 12 Jan 2016, 09:17 AM

jonathon-birch-thumbnail.jpg

At Redcentric we’re being increasingly asked about the differences between shared and dedicated IaaS solutions. In this blog Jonathan Birch looks at the two hosting services, the differences and how resources are assigned in a shared environment.

read more

Demystifying the value of the cloud for the public sector

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Jan 2016, 12:45 PM

mark-hall.jpg

Mark Hall looks at the public sectors perception of Cloud and what could be causing hesitation for government organisations. He discusses ways that Cloud services can create innovation and improve services creating internal efficiencies as well as to the citizen.

read more

Rethinking NHS services - and driving cost savings

Posted by Mark Hall | 4 Jan 2016, 08:56 AM

mark-hall.jpg

The task of modernising the NHS is a massive one made even more challenging by the need to cut spend. In this blog Mark Hall looks at how the health service at both national and local levels is finding effective ways in which they can manage the health demands of an ageing population while working smarter with their data and spend across the many departments of the health service.

read more

MS Office 364 not 365

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 22 Dec 2015, 15:22 PM

jonathon-birch-thumbnail.jpg

Recent outages affecting both Microsoft Azure and it's Office suite not only highlighted the risk of relying on the public cloud for critical applications and data but also the risk and impact of having no form of failover solution. In this blog, Jonathan Birch discusses the use of public cloud by major organisations and why IT managers need to consider the wider impact in the event of an outage.

read more

G-Cloud – A Historical Perspective

Posted by Vaughan Andrews | 17 Dec 2015, 10:02 AM

Vaughan-Andrews-thumbnail.jpg

In this blog Vaughan Andrews, Head of Service Delivery at Redcentric, takes a step back to look at the G-Cloud framework as a whole. With the public sector coming under heavy cynicism for failed IT projects Vaughan looks at how G-Cloud will be viewed historically and some of the stats behind G-Cloud’s success.

read more

Insuring your future with Cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 16 Dec 2015, 15:36 PM

jonathon-birch-thumbnail.jpg

When Cloud and Cloud services first started to appear on the IT landscape it was heralded as the future for businesses. A few years later and, now the hysteria and hype has died down, a common question being asked is 'will you move everything to the Cloud?". With many organisations reluctant to move fully into the Cloud, this blog looks at how a hybrid solution is a more common sense approach to getting the best out of the Cloud.

read more

Whats in store for the legal and professional market in 2016?

Posted by Chris Bull | 10 Dec 2015, 15:41 PM

chris-bull.jpg

Chris Bull, a leading advisor within the legal and professional services sector looks at the upcoming year and gives his predictions for impacts within the market for 2016. Chris gives his advice on how these legal firms can best leverage technology to a gain a competitive edge.

read more

Navigating obstacles on the cloud journey

Posted by Mark Hall | 3 Dec 2015, 09:52 AM

mark-hall.jpg

In our research that looked at CIO’s approaches and drivers to Cloud, only 2% of the public sector IT managers respondents said that they were ‘strongly supportive’ of cloud. Mark Hall looks at the Government’s Cloud First strategy mandate and G-Cloud framework that has topped £750 million in sales and looks at the strong scepticism of public sector IT managers over implementing cloud.

read more

Closing the NHS demand-supply gap: reasons for optimism

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Dec 2015, 12:22 PM

mark-hall.jpg

With the NHS needing to meet growing patient demands and balance system efficiencies it seems a tough job with a £30 billion shortfall identified in its Five Year Forward Plan. Mark Hall discusses how the NHS can close the demand-supply gap and create more time to spend on patient care using ICT-driven improvements.

read more

Don't resent the effort, embrace the opportunity

Posted by Peter Nailer | 26 Nov 2015, 11:14 AM

peter-nailer.jpg

Some see the biannual task of going through their application process for the Government's G-Cloud framework as nothing more than a box-ticking burden. However, Peter Nailer, someone who is extremely familiar with the time-consuming process, explains why the immense commercial opportunities offered by G-Cloud are worth the effort twice a year.

read more

Clouding your judgement: the truth behind the public cloud

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Nov 2015, 10:50 AM

mark-hall.jpg

Mark Hall looks at the confusion that challenges the public sector, using recent example by Lewisham Council. Mark looks at EU and US legislation to point public sector organisations in the right direction when it comes to public sector data in the Cloud.

read more

Symposium in review: from the evangelical to the social

Posted by Fraser Fisher | 17 Nov 2015, 16:42 PM

fraser-fisher.jpg

The Redcentric Symposium brings together customers, partners and the Redcentric team for a day discussing today's biggest IT challenges and how new technology and innovations can help you overcome the challenges faced. In this blog, Fraser Fisher looks back at the fifth Redcentric Symposium and some of the feedback that came from both attendees and speakers.

read more

Evolutionaries, experimenters and cautionaries: whats your approach to the cloud

Posted by Simon Michie | 30 Oct 2015, 12:39 PM

homepage-update.jpg

Our recent Cloud survey asked respondents how they approached their Cloud projects. Using this data we were able to identify five key personas and how they plan their journey into the Cloud. Read Simon Michie’s latest blog and see if you can recognise your own approach.

read more

On the starting blocks: UK organisations are still at the beginning of their journeys to the cloud

Posted by Simon Michie | 21 Oct 2015, 15:10 PM

homepage-update.jpg

As more and more businesses are making the journey to the Cloud, Redcentric undertook some research to see where organisations are along that journey. In this blog Simon Michie discusses the findings and provides further information as to what you can expect next in your journey depending on how far along your organisation is.

read more

Top security threats: September 2015

Posted by Stuart Brown | 9 Oct 2015, 16:51 PM

stuart-brown.jpg

Stuart Brown reflects on some of the top security threats in September and gives some tips on how your organisation can stay protected. This month’s top threats take a closer look at SYNful Knock, Lockerpin and WhatsApp, what happened and how threats can be avoided.

read more

What we learnt at CGBT

Posted by Mark Hall | 7 Oct 2015, 15:42 PM

mark-hall.jpg

There are plenty of examples of how cloud is delivering new and innovative services however the public sector faces many challenges as it makes the journey to the cloud. At the recent CGB&T Event in London, Mark Hall found that one of the major concerns discussed was how the transition of data and applications to the cloud actually works.

read more

Healthcare efficiency through technology: how to spend less time on technology and more time with patients

Posted by Mark Hall | 6 Oct 2015, 16:05 PM

mark-hall.jpg

Despite recent research showing that cost cutting was a big driver for the public sector implementing cloud services, Mark Hall found that, while talking to attendees at the recent Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology event in London, there was also a lot of interest in the innovation in patient care that Cloud services can deliver.

read more