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Paving the way towards the 'Cloud first' digital mandate

Posted by Mark Hall | 28 Sep 2016, 09:48 AM


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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From patient records to financial records: how Central Government is opening up

Posted by Martin Fisher | 30 Mar 2016, 09:07 AM


By adopting an 'open sourced' Cloud solution in recent months, Central Government has not only shown a willingness to implement Cloud technologies but also an intention to move to words a more agile technology environment. In this blog, Martin Fisher discusses how one under-pressure organisation, the HMRC, needs to adopt these new technologies to deliver a quality service to clients expecting a 360-degree view of their financial information.

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Government IT strategy: time for the celebrity treatment?

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Feb 2016, 09:22 AM


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.

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G-Cloud – A Historical Perspective

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


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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Don't resent the effort, embrace the opportunity

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


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

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


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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Why Government as a Platform is missing the point

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


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


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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Digitizing Government: does the book tell the whole story?

Posted by Mark Hall, Public Sector Director | 31 Mar 2015, 11:43 AM


Inspired by the book "Digitizing Government", Redcentric's Public Sector Director, Mark Hall, gives his thoughts on the digital transformation currently gathering momentum across the government. Covering everything from car tax to G-Cloud, Mark explains why the task being undertaken will not be a straightforward one.

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Reaching towering heights: why government IT procurement is changing

Posted by Mark Hall | 18 Mar 2015, 17:23 PM


In this blog, Redcentric's Public Sector Director, Mark Hall, along with Senior Bid Manager, Peter Nailer, give their thoughts on the Systems Integration and Management (SIAM) model in response to a recent blog by Alex Holmes the deputy director of the Government Digital Service.

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