Welcome!

Government Cloud Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Dana Gardner, Gopala Krishna Behara

Blog Feed Post

Logicalis Unveils Evolutionary Approach to Achieving Public Sector Shared Service & Community G-Cloud Success

UK Leader in Shared Service Communications Networks Outlines Practical Methods to Help Accelerate Public Sector Adoption

Slough, UK, 7th July 2010 - International solutions provider, Logicalis, is unveiling proven best practice steps on how public sector organisations can make the transition from on-site lean data centre, to a shared services data centre and eventually a Community G-Cloud. To help accelerate the adoption of these efficient public sector IT strategies, Logicalis has launched a series of dedicated workshops that provide a practical and pragmatic approach to designing, building and migrating to a shared services environment.

Applicable to all levels of IT personnel, the 'Public Sector Lean Virtual Data Centre and Local G-Cloud' workshops will include sessions on:

  • Architecting an IT service led lean data centre - methodology and technology building blocks

  • Virtual lean data centre principles - virtualisation isn't just about servers

  • Constructing a local and community G-Cloud service

  • Practical implementation examples of G-Cloud principles in local government, health and higher education.

During the sessions delegates can draw on Logicalis' experience in partnering with the Welsh Assembly Government to design, build and operate The Public Sector Broadband Aggregation (PSBA) Network, a service which is currently connecting over 2000 public sites across Wales.

Simon Daykin, Logicalis UK chief technology officer and architect of Logicalis' recently launched Cooperative Enterprise Cloud Service, designed for adoption as a secure multi-tenant government shared service, will host the workshops:

"As Logicalis has proven with the PSBA in Wales, creating secure shared service models that are technically and commercially successful is achievable. These do not have to be Cabinet Office led initiatives, but instead work best and most efficiently at local and regional community levels."

Workshops will take place throughout the summer, with the following events open for registration:

  • Warrington - Tuesday 13th July

  • Leeds - Tuesday 20th July

  • Cardiff - Thursday 22nd July

  • London - Wednesday 15th September and Thursday 14th October

  • Delegates can register for workshops here.

Daykin concludes, "From our engagement with public sector organisations to define shared data centre and cloud services, it is clear that there is a willingness and eagerness to adopt shared services, but we must assuage architectural and operational concerns at the deployment level. These workshops will outline how the public sector can make a smooth transition from on-site data centres to embrace the commercial benefits of a shared environment."

Ends

About Logicalis, www.uk.logicalis.com
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

With its international headquarters in the UK, Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com.

For further information please contact:
Zara May/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy
Cohesive Communications
T: +44 (0) 1291 626200
E: [email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...