Empowering Today’s Local Government with Data and Innovation
I’ve had plenty of conversations recently across local government, and there’s been a prevailing narrative suggesting that software functionality is on a path to convergence, with the potential outcome being that the only unique asset a council or organisation will possess is its data. While this perspective may hold some truth, it’s imperative to challenge… Read more »
In pursuit of continuous improvement. How local authorities can create service improvement through self-innovation with Arcus Built Environment solutions
I think it is fair to say that most councils have got to a point where they have exhausted their ability to make any further significant steps forward in generating efficiencies and delivering service improvement with the legacy systems they have. They now need to do something more transformational to make the step-change required. Arcus… Read more »
Arcus Global has successfully achieved sign-off from HMLR (Her Majesty’s Land Registry) for its integration with their digital Local Land Charges (LLC) Register.
Arcus Global has successfully achieved sign-off from HMLR (Her Majesty’s Land Registry) for its integration with their digital Local Land Charges (LLC) Register. This means that, once migrated, Arcus’ local authority land charges customers will be able to maintain their local registers and automatically update the central HMLR LLC Register. This underpins the instant online Read article
Part Two – ‘Low Code to No Code’
Low Code sounds great: you (anyone) can use this magic tool, to create a full business application or part thereof, without having to use expensive techies, instead using a cheaper and less specialist resource. It is (mostly) completely visual, and can be achieved using a number of tools out there on the market. Sometimes it manifests as a toolkit on top of a platform like Salesforce or Dynamics.
Part One – The danger of Low code and a ‘Minimum Viable Anything’ approach
Over the last 5 years, there has been a shift in the consulting / advisory landscape in Public Sector and Local Government. It feels like many of the more traditional approaches are rebranding or disappearing altogether to be replaced by a fancy ‘Digital’ title, perhaps using a technical term or concept here and there, or quoting some newly created model for doing roughly the same thing.
Why the public sector should focus on the tech that will make lives better
It goes without saying that the past year has thrown up challenges that most of us never thought we would face, and the public sector is no exception.
Arcus Global appoints new Sales Director
Arcus Global, specialist cloud solutions provider for the public sector, has hired Paul Langridge as sales director.
In his role, Langridge will be responsible for the local government team, establishing and enacting a strategy to propel Arcus Global towards its growth goals by identifying new market opportunities and defining the actions required to take advantage of them.
I’ve recently finished Matthew McConaughey’s autobiography, Greenlights. I confess, I’m an avid fan of the guy’s screen work. Dallas Buyers Club anybody? what a film! Yet, I’m always sceptical with autobiographies, regardless of author. Am I getting the whole story, warts n all, if you like?
Greenlights is a pretty balanced read/listen. He talks about a lot of the issues that affected him over the years, good and bad. His story’s set against the context of world growth and massive social change in recent years. It runs right up to #metoo, BLM & COVID 19, so it’s current. It resonates. Through his life journey, McConaughey describes all the positives that headed his way. He was getting a go sign, a reason to carry on, a Greenlight!
Managing grants in a post COVID world
There’s a huge amount of social value in getting grant money to where it needs to be as quickly as possible. Supporting people, families and businesses is a key COVID recovery thread. The flipside to this for most Local Authorities is ensuring that the right people get the right amount for the right things. Prudence with the public purse. Operating prudently with a sense of urgency in a dynamic environment is incredibly difficult.
Arcus is now Cyber Essentials Plus Certified!
Security of your (and our) data is of paramount importance to Arcus Global. As a company who specialises in working with Local Government it can, and very often does, involve handling sensitive, personally identifiable information belonging to members of the public. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that Arcus Global has achieved the coveted Cyber Essentials Plus certification to add to its growing list of accreditations and underpins the company’s commitment as a key supplier to the public sector.
Arcus Global appoints Head of Marketing
Arcus Global, a leading cloud service provider to the public sector, has appointed Charlotte Fionda as Head of Marketing. She will be responsible for developing and implementing integrated marketing campaigns and communications aimed at building brand awareness and driving growth.
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.