Public Sector

Rethinking Citizen Engagement

In recent years, it has been largely accepted that the adoption of Citizen Self Service, primarily through the deployment of web-based forms, would revolutionise efficiency within local government that will allow citizens to access local government services 24/7. However, reality has often fallen short of these promises.  While web forms have become a staple in… Read more »

Building the digital golden thread

By Robin Barber, product owner for built environment at Arcus Global Digital is becoming part of everything we do in the public sector. Significant work has already been undertaken to progress the digital transformation of the UK’s built environment, which is no exception to this.  Earlier this year the Building Regulations Advisory Committee and MHCLG… Read more »

No more excuses for cyber security failures in councils

Breaches of cyber security are a significant risk to every business and individual, but are increasingly affecting local government. Recovering from the February 2020 ransomware attack that reduced Redcar & Cleveland Council to using pen and paper for critical processes, was estimated to have cost over £10.5m – three times their 2019 central ICT budget.

Getting the data right: seamless data migration for the public sector

With the National Data Strategy setting out the Government’s desire to create a data-led public sector, as well as an appetite from local authorities to deliver data-driven services, many organisations now see that migrating from legacy systems to a new provider offers the ideal opportunity to improve data quality and use this investment to its fullest potential.

Arcus Global launches annual tree planting programme

As part of Arcus Global’s commitment to supporting sustainability, we will be donating 100 tree saplings to any new and existing Local Authority customers to enrich their local communities – it’s something that we’re pledging to do every year. We will work with our customers to carefully identify the right location and species and help them source and plant in their areas.

Planning for the future

As the product owner for the Built Environment suite, it is my responsibility to understand market changes and trends. As such I’ve been closely watching the comments and responses to the Government’s Planning for the Future white paper. It’s been particularly interesting to see discussions going on around the newly proposed zoning concepts rather than the adoption of technology.

Why is the UK’s public sector still lagging on digital transformation?

The UK has a hugely complex system of public services. When I started Arcus Global at the backend of 2009, the UK was considered a world leader in digital government. Over that time we’ve seen a dramatic digital shift, with much innovation and achievement taking place between 2010 and 2015.

2020 Public Sector tech predictions

“When it comes to local government, it seems that open data and open standards will take more prominence. A few authorities across the UK have already put this in motion, such as the Greater London Authority (GLA), where the ambition is to create a ‘live hub’ of planning and development information, accessible to all Londoners.

Arcus Global Secures Spot on G-Cloud 11 Framework, for the Seventh Consecutive Year

All of Arcus Global’s products and services will be on offer across all three lots through the latest iteration of the G-Cloud framework 03, July 2019: Arcus Global Limited, a market leader in GovTech cloud solutions, is pleased to announce that it has gained a place on the new G-Cloud 11 framework, allowing it to… Read more »

Hart District Council selects Arcus’ cloud platform to support digital strategy

Hart District Council has selected Arcus Global, a leading cloud solutions provider for the public sector, to deliver its Planning and Regulatory Services through the Arcus Global platform, to improve internal processes as well as to provide a better citizen experience.

Arcus and customers nominated for prestigious industry award – voting open now

Arcus Global and a select group of Arcus customers have been shortlisted for the Digital Leaders 100 List

How embracing digital makes Smart Planning a reality

New CLGdotTV broadcast with Arcus Global and London Borough of Redbridge