White Papers

Cyber Security Demystified: Your key cloud security questions answered


As the amount of data we collect from an increasing number of sources keeps growing, the risk of that data falling into the wrong hands grows exponentially. This Microsoft eBook guides you through the role you can play in keeping your organisation safe.

Addressing the challenges posed by compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000


The Freedom of Information Act (“the Act”) was introduced across most of the UK in 2000—and in Scotland in 2002—to allow public right of access to information held by public authorities.This whitepaper by HPE focuses on how, 15 years since its passage, the law poses challenges to local authorities and NHS trusts.

Mobile Device Management for a Mobile Workforce


This whitepaper by iomart examines Mobile Device Management from the perspective of planning key concepts for Microsoft Intune, following a project they are delivering for a government agency.

The intelligent Cloud: From information to innovation


Moving to the cloud reduces costs, drives efficiencies and unlocks new opportunities. In this cloud e-guide we offer nine key insights into how the cloud can bring about brand new ways of doing things.

Good Practice Guide 13: Log & Event Manager


This free white paper by SolarWinds explains how Log & Event Manager (LEM) can help you pinpoint potential security issues, simplify and automate incident response, and achieve GPG13 compliance.

How the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Will Impact Your Organisation


There are big changes happening in areas of data privacy and data sovereignty, and they concern you and your organisation. This whitepaper by iomart explores how the way you handle customer information today may not be compliant with new regulations that kick in this year. 

Enabling a new world of public service delivery


With five years of austerity already under our belts, it is becoming apparent that there are fewer quick-fire opportunities to address waste and identify efficiencies. This e-guide by Civica explores how transforming the way we do things can effectively deliver the savings demanded by the new Government, align with its goal to permanently shrink the size of the state, while devolving powers to local authorities.​

Business Anywhere: The ultimate guide to flexible working


At a time when 14.1 million British workers want to work flexibly, why aren’t more employers and organisations facilitating it? This Microsoft e-guide explains what flexible working is, outlines the benefits it can bring, and debunks common myths.

Meeting the Government Digital Service’s guidelines for Microsoft Office 365


Microsoft Office 365 is a convenient platform that enables easy collaboration, shared information, and work flexibility, but public sector organisations must be careful to take into account the Government Digital Service (GDS) standards on data protection.


Driving Down IT Costs for the Public Sector


Cloud is underpinning the digital transformation taking place in the UK public sector. This paper will help you build the right strategy to move from legacy systems

2015 Digital Trends Survey


The civil service is in the process of making the transition to digital by default in a challenging financial climate. With ambitious targets, both for services and efficiencies, getting digital transformation right is key to the success of the whole civil service. This research, carried out by Sopra Steria and Dods, examines the progress that the civil service has made in implementing digital services, identifying areas of success and challenges yet to be overcome.

Case study: Immediate savings for Poole Borough Council


Poole Council achieved immediate savings of £60k and projected savings of £750k by working with cloud facilitators SystemsUp – an iomart company - to plan its use of cloud services.

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Cloud services - the shifting context


During May 2015, Dods Research, on behalf of iomart, surveyed 809 professionals working in local councils and blue light services across the UK about their perception of cloud computing.

This whitepaper reveals the attitude among local council and blue light staff towards the cloud, and what barriers still remain to be overcome. 

Recruitment challenges in the NHS


Monster, in conjunction with Dods Research, conducted a survey of 2,951 NHS staff to gain some insight in to the nature of the recruiting process within the NHS.

Case Study: Essex County Fire & Rescue Service procures cloud backup via G Cloud


Traditionally procurement has been a long, protracted process. With G Cloud it is very straightforward because all the supplier and product information has already been collated and validated.

Compliance in the Cloud: Be sure and secure


A guide to the importance of accreditations for compliance when selecting a Cloud Service Provider. 

Top 6 challenges of channel shift — and how to tackle them


The way that government services are delivered is changing. The need to increase the take up of digital services provided to the local communities, combined with the continued squeeze on budgets  following the election, means the public sector faces a host of different challenges.

7 myths about the future of work...and how you can create tomorrow's workplace today


We’re all aware that digitalisation and globalisation are dramatically changing our working environment. And now there are so many myths flying around about the future of work – which ones are really worth paying attention to? 

People Power: Cost-effective public participation - a guide to the issues


Based on research with civil servants, public service organisations and the general public, find out what people are doing to support more cost-effective public services, what would motivate them to do more and what policy makers might consider doing to unlock the potential.

Cloud services: the silver lining of government reform?


 The strategic benefits of cloud technology have been thoroughly expounded, but can it actually work in practice?

Collaborative Procurement and the Art of the Possible


New technology and cloud software is increasingly at the heart of current procurement work being done across the sector.

Information management and access in the public sector


With the advent of digitisation, all public sector environments generate and capture a significant amount of electronic data.

Delivering the Public Services Network for your organisation


Security company McAfee, part of Intel Security, has produced a white paper with a clear set of guidelines for all public sector stakeholders connecting to the PSN to help them make tactical decisions on how to achieve compliance and become a PSN customer.