Cloud Computing

Better Connected Live – A View From the Back

The most telling session at the Better Connected Live event in Birmingham at the end of last month was the Q and A that ended the morning session on day one. The 20 minute Q and A drilled into the heart of the challenge and the problems of being a digital authority in 2016.

4 Causes of Legacy Systems Syndrome and Some Ways to Mitigate Them

Does your organisation have a system, which while critical to some business function is proving nearly impossible to update and change? Does every upgrade cycle take months and require serious effort and testing? Is the application starting to creak at the seams and proving occasionally unstable? 

Arcus introduces NEW! Arcus Waste Management (AWM)

Increasingly waste and environmental services form a cornerstone of the citizen digital engagement programmes in Local Authorities. 

The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing from Arcus gives the Public Sector many benefits, including a platform to run all your services from.

Changing how you access your data and interact with staff and citizens.

Changing how you access your data and interact with staff and citizens. Legacy systems are generally fit for purpose but most of them still propagate silo-based infrastructure and have a support and management overhead that works directly against a true low-cost service delivery model. Arcus Global has a genuinely NEW way of delivering real change and… Read more »

Peterborough City Council Webinar – Local Authorities Can Have it All

As local authorities look to solve pressing financial, productivity, and modernisation challenges,  leading transformation lights are extending the scale scope and sophistication of Information technology to enable their Authorities to meet and beat the challenge head on. Richard Godfrey Assistant Director for ICT at Digital Peterborough, delivers a webinar,  on how Peterborough is addressing key… Read more »

Gain a Research Edge: Harness the Power of Hybrid Cloud With AWS

Credits: David Blaikie @ flickr.com/photos/nikonvscanon/ © edited by Amish Gir http://sumo.ly/9ZGe Educators and researchers today navigate an extensive labyrinth of “proper channels” to grant their innovative ideas. Factors that slow down your progress include resources and funding limitations. This is where utility cloud can give you the competitive edge. Cloud computing like Amazon Web Services… Read more »

Evolving Councils Embrace a New Business model

Inspired by a New Contract Management System According to an article in the MJ, last week the new Local Government Minister anticipates tough spending choices amid greater devolved funding. Given this austere climate, councils need to think outside the box in order to save money and simplify processes. And, unlikely as it sounds, a new… Read more »

Cloud Platform: A Shifting Landscape (Part 1)

 – A paradigm shift is no longer just a possibility, but a reality –   The 3 Ds ‘Design, Development and Delivery’ have always been at the forefront of technology, and never more so than today. The landscape is changing once again. In the past, the public sector (along with the private) moved away from… Read more »

How software can help children, families, and carers, all at once

It is widely accepted that early education is of major importance to an individual in the long term, especially for those most disadvantaged. However, the process of educating a child is not limited to primary school, being also highly influenced by a home learning environment and quality pre-schooling. The UK Government is trying to raise awareness and taking action… Read more »

Five things Councils should consider when writing a software tender specification

When a Council writes a tender specification, they are often pretty specific in terms of the type of software they want and restrictive in the experience they require bidding companies to have. This process can often hinder new technologies or companies with new and innovative products from winning tenders, despite the fact that they can… Read more »

Five reasons why Councils should be using the cloud

Having recently joined Arcus from a District Council, I can see very clearly the benefits that cloud computing, whether software or infrastructure, can have on most public sector organisations. Here are my top five reasons why councils should be looking to the cloud for their ICT future.1 ) Cost Every organisation is feeling the effect… Read more »