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Paving the way towards the 'Cloud first' digital mandate

Posted by Mark Hall | 28 Sep 2016, 11:05 AM

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It has been over three years since the government announced its 'Cloud first' digital mandate for the public sector however a recent survey shockingly revealed that two-fifths of councils across the UK still have no Cloud strategy in place. In this blog, Mark Hall looks at how public sector organisations are slowly coming around to the Cloud.

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Just because you can't see it…

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 13 May 2016, 10:20 AM

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Redcentric's customers expect a high standard of service but this takes time, money and effort to ensure the infrastructure used to deliver our solutions is of the highest standard. This blog argues that, while it is fine to expect a high-standard of service, it is just as important to remember the commitment, investment and hard work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the service remains at an on-going high standard.

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Why we should let G-Cloud lead by example

Posted by Peter Nailer | 21 Mar 2016, 16:39 PM

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Having hit the landmark figure of £1billion in sales, the G-Cloud framework has clearly put cloud at the forefront of innovation within the public sector. This blog looks at that success of the G-Cloud framework discussing how it has not only benefitted the bigger organisations but also the smaller vendors working in the public sector.

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G-Clouds biggest problem? Its public sector customers

Posted by Peter Nailer | 27 Jan 2016, 11:59 AM

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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.

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CIOs target innovation but gaining their colleagues’ trust is key

Posted by Simon Michie | 22 Jan 2016, 12:24 PM

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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.

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G-Cloud – A Historical Perspective

Posted by Vaughan Andrews | 17 Dec 2015, 09:56 AM

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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.

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

Posted by Chris Bull | 8 Dec 2015, 14:21 PM

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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.

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Insuring your future with Cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 8 Dec 2015, 10:20 AM

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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.

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Navigating obstacles on the cloud journey

Posted by Mark Hall | 3 Dec 2015, 09:41 AM

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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.

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Closing the NHS demand-supply gap: reasons for optimism

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Dec 2015, 12:17 PM

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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.

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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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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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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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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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DRaaS: why disaster recovery is no longer the preserve of the rich

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 1 Sep 2015, 13:13 PM

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As demand put on technology to support business operations increases have you ever thought about what would happen in the event of a disaster to allow your business to keep operating? In this blog Jonathan Birch looks at how Cloud has enabled disaster recovery as a service, making business continuity possible for any business.

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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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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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Don’t be directionless: Seven steps to creating a cloud strategy

Posted by Simon Michie | 1 May 2015, 15:40 PM

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In previous blogs, Redcentric have discussed the issues that need to be considered as your business moves along your journey to the cloud. One of the first and most important steps is the development on a cloud strategy. In this blog, Redcentric's Simon Michie describes seven steps that are required, as a minimum, to create a valid cloud strategy.

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