Working closely with Arcus Global, Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is an interesting case study, miles ahead of most other local councils spoken to by Diginomica. They are now pretty much 100% cloud, have saved millions of pounds over the past five years, are monetising services that it offers to local residents, and are now considering the use of AI interfaces, such as Amazon's Alexa to help interact with citizens.
Some SMEs, including Nick Howes from Arcus Global, have aired their concerns with diginomica/government about Whitehall's loss in momentum for supporting SMEs.
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) recently won Socitm's Innovation Award for its 'Right Here Right Now' programme. Alan Evans, head of transformation, and Maryvonne Hassall, computer services manager at the local authority, give PSE an update on the work and future development plans, including their work with Arcus Global.
Colin Wales dispels some of the myths about cloud computing.
Life would be very different without the cloud. It has become so integral to our everyday lives that most people use it without even realising. In fact, life without the cloud would be unthinkable for them: there would be no Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or Spotify.
Arcus Global has successfully listed 101 of their
A recent study found more than 80% of local authorities had little or no involvement with the smart cities agenda. Take a look at Peterborough and it soon becomes clear what they’re missing out on.
The new platform will enable citizens, businesses and other stakeholders across the authority to interact digitally with the council, enabling Rotherham to be an always on, always available Authority.
Peterborough City Council has won the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Global Public Sector Smart City Award.
The council has won the top prize of $25,000 worth of promotional credits that can be used to offset its AWS cloud infrastructure costs.
Peterborough City Council has won the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Public Sector Smart City Award.
The win comes with a prize of $25,000 (£16,000) worth of promotional credits that can be used to offset Peterborough’s AWS cloud infrastructure costs.
The council is putting its citizens and their challenges at the heart of its mission to become one of the world’s top smart cities
Peterborough City Council has won the prestigious AWS (Amazon Web Services) Global Public Sector Smart City Award which comes with a prize of $25,000 worth of promotional credits that can be used to offset Peterborough’s AWS cloud infrastructure costs.
Industry body EuroCloud UK names the top 10 finalists and winners in its 2016 Awards contest.
Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) has chosen to implement Arcus’ Salesforce as a platform for government in order to replace legacy applications which, it says, were hindering progress and slowing down the roll-out of digital services.
Being small hasn’t prevented Arcus Global from thinking big and tackling the large but slow moving public sector market.
Mid Sussex District Council has successfully implemented an Arcus Global solution to implement Salesforce as a Platform for Government to replace its legacy applications.
The last holdouts to big tech-powered local government transformation may need to fasten their safety belts.
Arcus Global has won the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016 in the solution provider category for Customer Experience/Management Solution of the Year.
In their eighth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards attracted over 400 entries from more than 31 countries. A number of entries demonstrated how carefully the industry has been listening to its customers and building solutions that really do make a difference.
Cambridge collaboration to launch online platform mapping agribusiness in Africa - ‘AGRIinsight’ platform will reduce cost and risk of investing in Africa’s agriculture sector
AGRIinsight Ltd and Arcus Global, alumni of Allia Future Business Centre in Cambridge, today announced a new partnership to provide an online mapping platform to support agribusiness investment in the developing world.
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro have today announced the shortlist for the UK Cloud Awards 2016, having narrowed down the hundreds of entries to a select few.
If an online cheese shop thinks I need the progress tracking tool to buy 500g of Mrs Whatsit’s crumbly Lancashire why doesn’t the customer service management at my local council think I need something similar to pay the “non-domestic rates” on the lock-up where I store the caravan?
The potential for technology to deliver services more cost-effectively is widely accepted as the silver bullet of reinventing local public services.
Arcus Global WINS Small Business of the Year Award at the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2016.
The report highlights a set of interesting statistics. Empirically, we know Cambridge is one of the largest if not the largest, research centre in the UK and one of the best in the world.
Kim Kees explains how the cloud offers more flexible software solutions.
The majority of built environment case management systems currently in use in the UK were developed in the 1980s.
‘More than 200 Local Authority staff have signed up to learn how to make significant savings and maintain customer satisfaction is this age of austerity.’
'Take the people out of the question. The sooner someone builds Skynet the better,' joked Richard Godfrey, the assistant director of Digital Peterborough, referring to the all-powerful computer programme from the Terminator movies.
Little Britain has an amusing skit; no matter what the request the computer always says ‘no’. It’s an exaggeration of course, but for many Council
Tandridge District Council (TDC) supports a growing population of around 85,000 residents of Surrey and incorporates part of the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This year at the national IESE awards, Aylesbury Vale District Council gained first place in the award category ‘Transforming Local Services for the Cloud IT Programme’.
Cloud technology is offering the public sector secure, robust, scalable and cost-effective IT models, and user-friendly, fully mobile alternatives