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Don't resent the effort, embrace the opportunity

Posted by Peter Nailer | 26 Nov 2015, 10:01 AM

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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.

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Clouding your judgement: the truth behind the public cloud

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Nov 2015, 10:29 AM

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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.

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Symposium in review: from the evangelical to the social

Posted by Fraser Fisher | 17 Nov 2015, 15:18 PM

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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.

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

Posted by Simon Michie | 30 Oct 2015, 12:28 PM

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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.

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

Posted by Simon Michie | 21 Oct 2015, 09:40 AM

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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.

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What we learnt at CGBT

Posted by Mark Hall | 6 Oct 2015, 16:24 PM

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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.

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

Posted by Mark Hall | 6 Oct 2015, 14:39 PM

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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.

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How Law Firms Can Gain Competitive Edge through a Managed Service Approach to IT

Posted by Mark Halpin | 1 Oct 2015, 13:48 PM

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Mark Halpin discusses IT within the legal sector and how by utilising outsourced managed services this can provide a competitive advantage. He discusses why law firms may be hesitant from moving from on-premise to off-premise IT solutions and using his experience in the IT legal sector gives his top tips on transitioning to the Cloud.

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The transformation of IT within the Public Sector

Posted by Mark Hall | 25 Sep 2015, 11:19 AM

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Over the last five years public sector IT has undergone a huge transformation which has brought massive benefits to workers and the public alike. This blog looks at how the public sector has developed, how they can learn from previous expensive mistakes and how new technology can revolutionise the public sector to bring additional efficiencies.

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O ye of little faith in cloud security

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 10 Sep 2015, 10:38 AM

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After Gartner’s recent ‘Top 10 Cloud Myths’ post Jonathan Birch looks at his experience with the attitudes of customers moving to the Cloud and enterprises’ thoughts on Cloud security. This blog discusses the considerations that an organisation should make when a business decides to move to Cloud services.

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How should Government ensure success for Next Generation Digital Economy Centres?

Posted by Simon Michie | 4 Sep 2015, 11:23 AM

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As well as changes to income tax rates and the price of a beer in the recent July Budget, the chancellor also announced plans for investment in and the development of six Next Generation Digital Economy Centres. In this blog, Simon Michie explains how these centres will work and help lead digital innovation across the UK.

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IoT: saviour or security risk

Posted by Andy Mills | 24 Aug 2015, 10:56 AM

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With Internet of Things (IoT) being seen as the next evolution of IT, Redcentric looks at the data risks and implications that come with IoT. With huge amounts of data being generated to fulfill its function, who’s responsible to for the security of data?

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Double award win is testament to the importance of collaboration

Posted by Andy Mills | 13 Aug 2015, 16:52 PM

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After representing Redcentric at the Computing Vendor Excellence Awards, Andy Mills reflects on how Redcentric took home both the Wireless Infrastructure and Cloud Data Centre Provider of the Year awards. He looks at how Redcentric help organisations to build their IT solutions to achieve the tangible outcome terms they are striving for.

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Why DDOS demands protection money

Posted by Sean Paxton | 29 Jul 2015, 14:09 PM

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The growth of the digital generation has seen with it an increase in the number of "extortion" rackets where businesses receive polite notices pointing out loopholes in their online security. In this blog, Sean Paxton explains how, much like an offline business accepts security as another essential cost, companies running in the digital world now need to adopt the same mindset.

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Shadow IT in the Public Sector: Chasing your shadow

Posted by Mark Hall | 29 Jul 2015, 09:52 AM

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Along with the growth in popularity of technologies like the cloud and BYOD within the workplace, there has come a need for the understanding of these technologies to reach further than just your IT department. In this blog, Mark Hall looks at the growth of self-provisioning IT or 'Shadow IT' and how IT departments within the public sector need to be able to manage it.

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Why Government as a Platform is missing the point

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Jul 2015, 11:30 AM

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Mark Hall, Public Sector Director at Redcentric, discusses creating Government as a Platform (GaaP) and how the platform-based model will allow the public sector to deliver more effective services and reduce costs.

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Has the UK government turned its back on UK business?

Posted by Mark Hall | 2 Jul 2015, 11:25 AM

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With recent news that HMRC will be the first major department to move to Google Apps Mark Hall, Public Sector Director at Redcentric, discusses how this news and other recent announcements effect UK businesses and the impact on the G-Cloud.

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Delivering a cloud strategy: what you need to know

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 24 Jun 2015, 15:08 PM

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In the second of the series of blogs that take you through your journey to the cloud, here Product Manager of Infrastructure and Data Services Jonathan Birch looks at the steps you need to take when it comes to delivering your cloud strategy.

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Opening up the cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 26 May 2015, 11:53 AM

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With a positive reaction from the market to news that VMware is now supporting open source software, this blog looks at how enterprises will not only benefit from the innovations taking place but also how the developments will increase competition and encourage further innovation within this area.

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What does the majority Conservative Government need to learn from the minority one about procuring IT?

Posted by Peter Nailer | 13 May 2015, 14:52 PM

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Peter Nailer takes a look at the changes made to government IT procurement during the coalition Government from Dynamic Purchasing System frameworks including G-Cloud and the impact it’s made to provide government organisations with competitive pricing and economies of scale.

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