Public Sector Focus

10.09.18

Make more of your local government digital transformation with Intelligent Connectivity

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Danny Longbottom, Director of Local Government and Health, BT

Local authority budgets are being squeezed. Demand for services is rising. Meanwhile, today’s citizens expect more. In fact, 48% want a simpler and cleaner experience from local government digital services. Forward-thinking organisations are realising that going digital is crucial. And helping staff to connect and collaborate is the key to digital transformation.

In Surrey, we joined up government services to keep costs down. Simply by replacing more than 40 separate networks with one, secure high-speed network. Surrey Council and its partner organisations can now communicate with over 20 separate agencies, across 1,800 sites. Being able to access a central set of IT resources, and share sensitive information, is helping employees to work more efficiently.

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Our award-winning BT Smart Hub has helped to transform Milton Keynes into a ‘smart city’. With less spending, more income and a reduced carbon footprint. The hub collected data on everything from car parking, transport and air pollution to street lighting and energy and water management. The findings were used to improve the standard of living for the city’s growing population.

When it comes to digital transformation, you want your organisation to lead from the front. That’s where we come in. With Intelligent Connectivity, we’ll make it easy for your staff to connect with colleagues. Quickly, reliably and securely. Plus, it’s smart. But isn’t intelligent the same as smart? We don’t think so. Here’s why.

BT: Intelligent Connectivity is where it all begins. Smarter decisions are the end result. from BT Business on Vimeo.

Boost flexibility and control

INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY : BOOSTING FLEXIBILITY AND CONTROL from BT Business on Vimeo.

You need a flexible and intelligent system to help you keep pace with change. And the ability to adapt your network at a moment’s notice to meet your changing needs. From anywhere. You also need smart software to make sure it happens. We can bring them together with Intelligent Connectivity. To get your people – and your locations – up and running quickly.

Coping with an explosion in traffic

INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY : COPING WITH AN EXPLOSION IN TRAFFIC from BT Business on Vimeo.

But with better connectivity comes a boost in data traffic. And this could stretch your network to breaking point. With us there’s no need to worry about having enough bandwidth to run multiple apps or download large files. We’ll make sure your network doesn’t struggle and your people stay connected, however busy it gets. Our hybrid network comes with built-in SD-WAN functionality that’s designed to keep work rates up and costs down. Best of all, you’re always in control. You can even prioritise your messaging, if you want.

Manage large branch networks

INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY : MANAGING LARGE BRANCH NETWORKS from BT Business on Vimeo.

We know time doesn’t stand still and neither should your organisation. New ways of working can help multi-site organisations save time and money, too. Employing more staff, expanding into new offices or moving to another location? No problem. Video conferencing makes it easier for your people to work together, while wearable technology can give them faster access to the information they need.

Securely manage critical sites

INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY : SECURELY MANAGING CRITICAL SITES from BT Business on Vimeo.

We’ve also taken care of the elephant in the room – security. We embed it into everything we offer. In the background, we’ll protect your network and every site it covers. Let us protect your organisation as we do ours.  

There’s another game changer, too – network functions virtualisation. Quite simply, with a 360-degree overview of your network, you can save money and work smarter by running things like firewalls as software rather than hardware. So you get more control and greater flexibility.

If you need help to shape your digital transformation strategy, speak to us. We’re already using our expertise to create smarter digital futures for organisations just like yours.

Discover more: https://bt.com/business/intelligentconnectivity 

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