Every IT department finds itself having to justify the cost of the technology they want to implement. Within the public sector already low IT budgets usually find themselves at the bottom of the priority list, with so many other considerations - and the occasional political football - in play.
Public sector IT departments have been making the most of what they have for a long time now, eking out budgets and sweating assets and doing their best to hang onto talent that might be tempted by higher salaries elsewhere.
But the combination of stretched resources and societal importance are an invitation to cyber criminals, who often target public sector organisations for attack.
Join us for our fifth Deskflix event where you'll hear from peers about how they have succeeded despite low budgets, skills shortages, working with outdated equipment, regional remote teams - and, as if we could forget, the pandemic.
We'll be looking at how to hire and retain the right staff, encouraging a can-do attitude, engaging stakeholders, demonstrating the RoI of technology investments, managing customer experience both internal and external, and maximising security on a budget.
Among our expert speakers we're pleased to welcome Andrew Sheppard, Interim Head of Digital Operations at HMRC, Annette Sercombe, Chief Information Security Officer at the Met Office and Adam Simmonds, Lead Architect at Coventry City Council.
- Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK
- Ask industry experts your burning questions, real time
- Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition
- Earn certification through CPD - the event is CPD accredited and by attending you can earn 3 hours of CPD points
- Join us from anywhere on your desktop, phone or tablet - for free
Thank Zuck it's Friday #9 - Home Office 'super database', the software reseller claiming £270m from Microsoft and social media data breaches
This week on the IT news podcast the team discusses the Home Office's 'super database' on race, health and biometrics, the British software reseller bringing at £170m claim against Microsoft and the recent data breaches involving both Facebook and LinkedIn....
Approved vendors can pitch for ICT hardware and services contracts under the Link 3 Framework to support the NHS and the wider public sector organisations
Nesta in Scotland showcases a number of projects in which humans and AI work as a team
Experts from around the world discuss the benefits artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques are bringing to the battle to beat the pandemic, and the ways in which we should help the technology be more effective
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