Navigating the public sector cybersecurity storm

From a public sector perspective, over the last eighteen months the demands on IT have been greater than ever before. The initial strain came at the outset of the pandemic when IT departments within public sector organizations were forced to rapidly implement remote working for their own staff. The focus was on keeping the lights on and ensuring service continuity. …

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Ten reasons why the public cloud is right for you

Technology has proven to be a saving grace for many businesses over the last 18 months. There’s never been as much innovation and change across such a wide cross-section of industries as we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s caused businesses to relook at everything, especially their technology. Businesses are seeking agility and the ability to innovate at …

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What will Covid’s digital transformation legacy be for the Public Sector?

It is undeniable that the pandemic has had an impact on the way the public sector has had to operate, but will the changes that it’s been forced to implement signify change that lasts longer than the virus itself? What the public sector enacted in response to Covid-19 was revolutionary, enabling remote working (for example) on a hitherto unimaginable scale …

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Why value public sector data? And how?

In the last year or more, we have heard the Prime Minister time and time again declare that Government is “following the science”, whilst millions of citizens have found themselves spending time staring at charts and monitoring trends. During this time, the link between the data that government collects and the outcomes it drives has suddenly assumed a place at …

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Public sector workers are benefitting hugely from remote working

Public sector workers in the UK have benefitted greatly from remote working, which has also opened up new opportunities for budget savings. This is according to a new report from SAP, which claims remote civil servants have a better work-life balance, improved physical and mental health, and have become more productive. SAP polled 2,000 public sector workers for the report …

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Public sector working has changed for good due to the pandemic

Prior to the pandemic, extensive regulation was one of the key roadblocks faced by public sector firms that wanted to adopt remote and hybrid working practices. However, Covid-19 has changed all that, steering public sectors organizations down the remote working path. This is according to a new report from cloud provider Nutanix, which states that fewer than 15 percent of …

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Working from home looks set to stay for public sector employees

Many public sector employees look set to remain working from home for the long-term as a result of the pandemic. Public sector leaders reported that working from home is here to stay with almost half of those surveyed believing that 70 percent or more of their formerly office-based employees would be allowed to continue to work from home in some …

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Security concerns ‘biggest barrier’ to public cloud adoption

Among the businesses that are yet to adopt public cloud, the majority (58 percent) are holding off due to cybersecurity concerns. This is according to a new report from Centrify, based on a poll of 200 UK business decision makers, which also states that more than a third of public cloud adopters are less than 80 percent confident in its …

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Most businesses struggling to optimize public cloud

Businesses everywhere are becoming increasingly confident in the public cloud and are using it more than ever before. However, they are still struggling to optimize its performance, often unable to ensure seamless availability and always-on access. This is according to a new report from Barracuda, based on a poll of 800 global IT decision makers, which claims that almost four …

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Public sector businesses could be facing serious legacy security issues

Applications used by public sector organizations contain more flaws than those used by private sector firms, which significantly increases the chances an attack might expose sensitive data. This is according to a new report from application security testing company Veracode, which claims that four in five apps used in the public sector have at least one flaw. The problem, according …

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