digital transformation

Arcus Global appoints Casey Crellin as new COO

Cloud services provider to the public sector, Arcus Global, has appointed Casey Crellin as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to drive operational excellence across the company.

Cloud tech is not a fad: IBM split signals a change in the tides

By now, we have all seen the news that the tech giant IBM is splitting itself into two public companies, in a bid to shift its focus towards the high margin businesses of cloud and artificial intelligence. In my view, the writing has been on the wall for a decade that a tectonic shift in the relationship between business and technology is coming. This split represents part of that shift.

How Local Land Charges can aid the recovery of the Economy

At first glance, the idea of land charges doesn’t conjure the most exciting of images to mind. Often the service is tucked away in the back office somewhere, only dealt with when necessary. I don’t think that, in the two decades I’ve spent responding to tenders, that I’ve seen a tender for a land charges solution that includes planning and building control. Normally the land charge staff are the last to see a solution during a demonstration at the end of a long day. Maybe land charges is the underappreciated ‘Cinderella’ of public services.

Arcus Global appoints new business development director

Arcus Global, a cloud solutions provider for the public sector, has hired Tony Burrows as business development director. In his role, Burrows will be responsible for commercial activity, identifying new market opportunities, leading on bids, and driving outcomes for customers utilising the Salesforce platform.

The shared challenge for local authorities and their citizens, and why tech is the solution

We started the year of 2020 talking about Brexit and single-use plastic, we’d pretty much all planned our holidays out, and we had all fallen into a trap of thinking that we knew where we would be by the end of it. The public sector was no exception.

Isle of Anglesey County Council takes planning and building control to the cloud

The Isle of Anglesey County Council has gone live with Arcus Global’s planning and building control applications. The new cloud-based system enables the Council to record and process all applications, notifications and enquiries. It provides a single source of data to drive business efficiency and enable remote working.

Arcus Global takes on Cambridge Judge Business School apprentice

Cambridge-based Arcus Global, a cloud solutions provider for the public sector, has hired an apprentice from Cambridge Judge Business School. Guneet Malik is currently working his way towards achieving an MBA with a concentration on digital transformation.

Constructing a more automated future for building control inspections

With 2020 a tipping point for the digitalisation of building control and other crucial infrastructure services, we’re seeing many organisations look to cloud technologies as a way to maintain service delivery whilst managing risk.

Planning software suppliers can be truly creative in the current market- we just need the nod

I read this report from the Connected Place Catapult with great interest. I don’t disagree with the six principles outlined in the report. In fact, at Arcus we try to put these principles into action every day. However, in focusing wholly on the software suppliers, the report misses an opportunity to highlight some more fundamental issues.

Construction sites helped to operate the new flexible working arrangements with automated application forms from Arcus Global

The UK Government’s construction and planning update on 14th May 2020 means that construction sites can now apply to work more flexible hours to enable social distancing. In response, Arcus Global has developed a fully automated online application form to support local planning departments manage this moving forward with the ‘new normal’.

Arcus Global helps St Albans District Council to provide COVID-19 online grant forms to small businesses

With 2020 a tipping point for the digitalisation of building control and other crucial infrastructure services, we’re seeing many organisations look to cloud technologies as a way to maintain service delivery whilst managing risk.

Why we shouldn’t go back to normal after COVID-19 – let your cloud be the silver lining

With people imagining what life will be like following the current pandemic, you often see them quoted as expecting working life to ‘go back to normal’. For me, that won’t work.