Posted on: 31/01/2020


The digital transformation is hugely important to everyone in society. If you’re not convinced of this, just look at the recent news regarding Huawei, and its role in the roll-out of 5G services across the United Kingdom. The Huawei controversy has been such big news because it is well understood that soon, 5G boxes will be installed on almost every high-street in the UK. This story should remind us that data and technology are now very much part of our normal lives, and very much here to stay.

So, just like the rest of us, Britain’s Public Sector must now be tasked with ensuring that it remains up to date, digitally connected and fighting fit, ready to flex its digital biceps in our new, super-interconnected decade of technologic revolution.

Of course, staying up to date with the latest tech isn’t easy. Any grand changes made to the products, services or systems of the public sector must first ensure that societies expectations are met. The British public expects that its public sector remains cost-effective, efficient in its purpose, easy to engage with, flexible in its approach, and that it safely stores their personal data, away from the prying eyes of cyber thiefs and criminals.

Meeting these expectations may prove difficult. Getting ready for the digital future means in many cases, a complete overall of business practices. New digital management systems must replace legacy, and paper based systems. Staff must be retrained, to understand the new technologies. Whilst stored data must be checked, converted, and kept safe during its transition into the cloud. On top of this, public sector bodies are finding that the software vendors have monopolised their market, reducing choice and killing collaboration.

However, despite these challenges, the public sector is drawing high praise for its adaption to the digital world thus far, and in our latest programme, entitled, Integrating Legacy Systems, we look at the progress made by the Public Sector, and meet with some of the sectors foremost experts, business leaders, and council officials, to discuss the pros and cons of the digitalisation process.

In this episode, we meet with Athensys, a business development firm based in Wales, who intend to make digital transformation work for everyone. Next, we speak to Pentagull, a software development company with over 40 years’ experience of delivering better, affordable, and fairer IT services to local councils.  We also meet with KeepITSimple, a company literally dedicated to the notion that IT support, especially for the public sector, should be as simple and easy as possible. And Finally, we meet with the exemplary modernizers working at Blackpool City Council, to discuss the successes they have enjoyed, and the pitfalls where they have found them.

Integrating Legacy Systems will be first broadcast on our usual channel Sky 191 on Sunday 09th February at 10.00am, and then, on Sunday 01st March at 10.00am.

After the initial broadcast, the programme will be available at with the rest of our digital archive.

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