As interactive teaching technologies installations in classrooms are becoming increasingly important on a global basis, technology decision makers for schools have to consider a variety of options for the teachers and students they support.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has completed a major overhaul of their online services. Significant changes to their website infrastructure, together with a collaboration option for their partners, have enhanced their online presence and will have a long term financial impact on the Department – with savings of up to £5million for them and their partners over the next four years.

If 2010 was a year of challenges, then 2011 is likely to be a year of change. Many of these changes will be driven by the cuts resulting from the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, and already the public sector is bracing itself against the impact these changes will have in 2011. These cuts will affect many local authorities and public sector organisations including the Police, Home Office, UK Border Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.

Geographical Information Systems cannot operate without data, and much of that data is based on aerial photography. Over the past decade, with the transfer from film to digital technology, there have been fundamental changes in the way air survey photography is collected. Now, aerial photography is available off the shelf for almost all of the UK at a modest cost.

In this article, Paul Winters, UK Country Manager for BDNA, the IT Genome Company, looks at the issues currently facing public sector organisations and how cost allocation will become increasingly important as these organisations look to streamline costs.  Different departments will want to more accurately allocate costs and only pay for what they are using.

Blueprint is a specialist consultancy that creates business intelligence, performance management and financial planning systems and data warehouses.

At IT Cleaning Ltd we take a multi-faceted and holistic approach to cleaning and contamination control within data centres, sever rooms and comms rooms.

As the UK’s coalition government embarks on a massive budget squeeze, the public sector will be under increasing pressure to maintain revenue and reduce operational expenditure.  Competition for budget and resources will mean that departments will need to take advantage of opportunities to improve productivity and reduce costs. 

Budget cuts, departmental mergers; staff reductions; and ageing technology – How can you deliver more for less now? A new Oracle White Paper investigates...

Every Manager has ambitions – to deliver what his customers want, in a manner that has them coming back for more.

Ever got out of the “wrong side of the bed?" Dale Jones of NSR Management explores how training can maximise the value of your tenders

With public sector IT budgets subject to unprecedented scrutiny, it is critical that all organisations can answer the two fundamental questions key to ensuring optimised IT budgets – “Are we paying for what we use?” and “Are we using what we paid for?”.

Many of CommVault’s 10,000+ customers started talking to the company in search of a better alternative to their existing back up systems, but were ultimately won over by CommVault’s unique philosophy and ability to deliver complete solutions with infinite scalability and unprecedented control over data and costs.

Redstor Managing Director, Paul Evans, looks at how IT departments can cope in the age of austerity.

Phoenix Software has been working with the UK Public Sector for almost 20 years and knows how to help you achieve ‘lean IT’.