White Papers

2018 Unisys Security Index: United Kingdom Report

07/12/18

This report covers the results of the 2018 Unisys Security Index – the only recurring snapshot of security concerns conducted globally. The index is a calculated score out of 3001 that measures consumer attitude over time across eight areas of security in four categories: national security, financial security, internet security, and personal security. 

A Practical Approach to Cloud in Local Government

23/10/18

 Leaders of 13 local authorities, brought together by local government solutions specialist Pythagoras, share their insights on making cloud a success 

Dispelling the myth: future networks

26/07/18

This paper looks to dispel some of the myths that around global networks, and explain how BT Intelligent Connectivity delivers smarter networks. Networks that help you transform your organisation and meet your challenges – today and in the future.

The Digital Frontline: Rethinking the use of data and information in modern policing

26/01/18

Dods partnered with MarkLogic to explore how police forces today are using data and what the barriers are to doing so more effectively. Front-line and senior employees from 34 regional police forces across the UK were surveyed, illustrating how ineffective data management may be costing police valuable time.

Five trends driving digital government

12/10/17

This report by Vodafone offers central government solutions backed by Vodafone's infrastructure, ensuring high levels of availability, security and resilience.

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report

26/09/17

The Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report explores the dynamics of the escelating impact of security breaches, the pace and scale of technology, and how threat actors are infiltrating systems.

IBM pathways for GDPR readiness

12/09/17

This IBM paper helps organisations better understand how they can start preparing for the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

What's holding back local government digital adoption?

01/08/17

This 8x8 report, which canvasses the views of 1,095 local government staff in the UK, reveals a significant appetite for new technology.

Our Changing State: Mergers and demergers of non-departmental public bodies

29/06/17

This whitepaper by Browne Jacobson comes on the heels of a roundtable that explored how the public sector can develop awareness of and better manage reforms to its landscape.

Digital Reinvention in action: What to do and how to make it happen

26/06/17

This IBM whitepaper shows how Digital Reinvention will involve a fundamental reimagining of how organisations operate and how they engage with their environment. 

The Future Workplace: How is disruptive technology influencing business decision makers?

13/06/17

How are the public and private sectors utilising technology? BT surveyed 1,501 key IT decision makers from organisations of all sizes across the UK to see how they're embracing the technologies at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Shift to Digital Government

24/04/17

For some time now, government has been cultivating a “digital by default” objective to improve services and be more effective with citizens and other stakeholders. This paper by Objective looks at the designs of a powerful information ecosystem that positions organisations for the digital era and supports future growth, innovation and continuous improvement.

Bringing digital transformation to local government

10/04/17

This Citrix whitepaper explores the challenges faced by local governments and IT professionals to make services intuitive and convenient in an environment of growing demand and unprecedented cuts in expenditures. 

The Little Book of Big Weekends

10/04/17

The Little Book of Big Weekends by Boundless has 35 fun and unusual ideas for short-breaks and days out in the UK to inspire and surprise you, from sleeping in a luxury tree house to staying at Britain’s most remote pub.

6 common threats to your signed documents

30/03/17

This SigningHub e-book explores six of the most common threat scenarios associated with e-signing processes and how you should respond. 

Moving to the Cloud: How to get it right

02/02/17

This report by iomart walks you through the Do’s and Don’ts of cloud migration to make sure your journey is a success.

 

Good practices across local government digital service delivery

23/01/17

This report by Eduserv looks at 20 local government websites and apps designed in line with the GDS Design Principles. Examples include the transport API from Bristol City Council, the widgets dashboard supported by Leeds City Council, the use of social media by Torfaen Borough Council and the app for vulnerable children by West Sussex County Council. 

Identifying effective mobile workforce management

02/12/16

This new research by Kirona indicates that field-based teams could be significantly more productive, with poor quality processes and a reliance on outdated paper-based systems stymieing progress. As this report suggests, government has a real opportunity to make significant cost savings and noticeable improvements with new technologies available to them. 

Digital Transformation: The Age of Innocence, Inertia or Innovation?

17/11/16

This Microsoft report takes a look at the views of more than 1,000 business and IT leaders from large UK organisations across a variety of sectors in an effort to better understand how they're thinking about disruption and their own digital transformation journeys. 

SAM In An Imperfect World

04/11/16

There are many challenges that can easily derail a Software Asset Management (SAM) program. This paper from Snow Software investigates some of the major challenges facing SAM managers and highlights how to build a successful strategy to overcome them.

Digital Transformation Skills for Government

29/09/16

This short Microsoft e-book reviews the seven key digital transformation skills the public sector needs to harness to optimise operations and transform service delivery. 

The Commercial Imperative

14/07/16

This Civica report looks closely at how reduced central government funding has driven local government senior management teams to adopt commercial strategies and to identify alternative income streams​.

Transforming Public Sector Productivity

22/06/16

Using the results of a BlackBerry-commissioned Dods Research survey of over 4,000 UK public sector workers, this report offers a clear picture of how the public sector is faring in its attempts to adopt mobile working practices

Sopra Steria: Government Digital Trends Survey 2016

03/06/16

Now in its second year, this research by Sopra Steria in conjunction with Dods examines the progress that the civil service has made in implementing digital transformation.