Backend as a service – how complex is it to manage servers?

Following on from our last blog post where we looked at backend as a service, and moving to a micro-services architecture, we’ll now look at Platform as a Service and what it aims to do. Removing the complexity of managing servers is what “platform-as-a-service” aims to do. It’s pretty similar to the evolution from the   Read more

Backend as a service – Driving business value

We’re going to take a look at the evolution of Backend as a Service. In this series of 2 blog posts we’ll cover how to drive business value by utilising backend as a service. Sounds dodgy heh? Backend as a service is a logical progression to the efficiencies we’ve seen through the adoption of cloud.   Read more

Getting your head round Cloud First and Cloud Native

Want both? You can have both – and for a lot less than you’d think! Government technology in the UK was once blighted by slow, expensive and poor IT systems with 80% of public sector IT spend being allocated to an oligopoly of just 8 multi-national service providers. This led to a lack of competition,   Read more

Exploring the four major causes of data loss

Data losses can cost organisations time, money and customers, so it is imperative that plans are in place to minimise both the probability of losses occurring, and their potential impact. But just how can we do that when the second biggest contributor is human error? According to the most recent DRPB report on IT professionals,   Read more

Assessing the Real Price and Value of Cloud Providers

In Lady Windermere’s Fan, Oscar Wilde had Lord Darlington quip that a cynic was ‘a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing’. In cloud computing we might all be judged as cynics, as pricing is often presented to us by cloud providers, in a way that almost obscures any understanding   Read more

Where next on the Government Transformation Strategy?

With neither of the main parties securing a majority in the recent election, many pundits are predicting chaos and possibly even doom and gloom. They fear the impact of weakened leadership, limited unity and uncertainty at a time when we face a number of challenges – not least of which is Brexit. Look back a   Read more

Putting technology at the heart of the Government

The recently released techUK manifesto sets out a digital vision which sees the Government placing digital technology at the heart of the UK economy, launched ahead of the upcoming general election. But just how can our new government set about increasing the use and uptake of digital across the UK? With so many changes in   Read more

Are UK organisations prepared for disaster to strike?

Being aware of the issues that could cause disruption to your organisation is one thing, but ensuring that you can deal with them when they arise is entirely another. Having a disaster recovery or business continuity plan in place is the first step, but failure to test it – at all or on a regular basis – means you may be left just as unprotected as if you had nothing in place originally.  Read more

GDPR. Am I bothered?

Most of us by now will have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and most of us will already be preparing for when it comes into force in May 2018. It is widely regarded as being one of the most significant regulations to come out of Brussels for years and it will affect   Read more

A digital future for healthcare

Digital technology enables collaboration like never before, and it is proving key in uniting industries that previously worked in silos. One such example is the healthcare industry, and it is clear that an increasingly digital future could prove extremely beneficial to both the industry itself and the patients it benefits. For patients specifically, a digitally   Read more