Public Sector Focus

25.06.18

Can Intelligent Connectivity transform the public sector?

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bt logo 3Danny Longbottom, director of local government & health at BT Business & Public Sector, reminds organisations that having the right tech in place will help save time and money in the long run – and Intelligent Connectivity may just be the perfect solution.

Digital transformation has opened up a world of opportunity for organisations in the public sector. With the right tech, you can do more for less, make faster decisions and deliver a more personal service. But according to Deloitte, the key driver for digital transformation across the UK is actually budget pressures.

It’s not surprising. Every public sector organisation is feeling the pinch, and investing in technology that can improve performance across the board can only be a good idea. But fewer than half of public sector organisations in the UK have a clear and coherent digital strategy. So, what’s your plan? If digital transformation’s not on your radar yet, it’s time to consider the benefits.

Benefits like giving your workers access to the information they need, anywhere. So they can save travel time (and costs) by working from home or while they’re out in the community. Going digital can help you improve services for your citizens too – helping them report problems online, pay for parking on their phones, or accessing free wi-fi across your town or city.

With the right tech in place, you’ll save time and money – an ideal outcome when budgets are stretched. But the public sector umbrella covers many different services, so your challenge is to give everyone access to the tools they need, and make sure they can work together.

For this, you need a network that’s both resilient and agile. Intelligent Connectivity is our solution. It brings together network access, management, and a software-defined overlay. But what does that mean to you? Quite simply, it gives you a more powerful and efficient network to connect your office staff, your community workers and your citizens.

With Intelligent Connectivity, you’ll get a flexible network that brings everything together. Fixed, online and mobile. Old and new. That means there’s no need to get rid of your legacy IT: you can build around it, helping you move over to digital services at a pace that suits you. Using one provider to make sure all your services work together – without a hitch.

With a software-defined network, you can bring together the different network technologies you need and manage them centrally. It makes it easier to see what’s going on across your whole business and make changes fast. You’ll be able to adapt it as you rejig sites and services to cope with changing demands. And, regardless of size, location or complexity, you’ll save money.

Of course, if you want people to be able to access services online, or share files across departments, you need to consider your connections. It’s why we offer 10Gb Fibre Network Access. It’s built to work perfectly with Intelligent Connectivity, and it’s got the reliability and capacity to help you handle big jumps in data traffic as your business grows.

And let’s not forget data protection – it’s always been important, and it’s come to the fore with GDPR regulations. The right network will help protect any data flowing between departments and sites. We embed security into everything we offer, so Intelligent Connectivity protects every site it covers.

If it’s time to put your digital transformation plans into action, why not speak to us? We already work with 1,800 public sector organisations across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We know the kind of challenges you face. It means we can be a consistent partner in a time of constant change. And together, we’ll help you achieve your smarter digital future.

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