Planning for the future: Is the public sector ready for the Cloud?
With practically every aspect of our day to day lives now reliant on an app or connected device, technology dependency is at an all-time high in 2017. Commercial markets have utilised tech to enhance consumer activity and boost sales, but the time has now come for the public sector to…
July 24, 2017 | Blog, Latest NewsRead More
Modernising Justice 2017
With our Government moving towards the complete digitisation of its data, this year’s Modernising Justice conference has never been of more relevance to our industry. That’s why on Thursday 8th June 2017, the Crown Hosting team is attending to hear first-hand the developments to technology, innovation and efficiency in the…
June 7, 2017 | Blog, Latest NewsRead More
Crown Hosting Data Centres: Supporting the Public Sector’s digital evolution
A greater number of public sector organisations, including Central and Local Government, are now expected to switch their data centre requirements to the Crown Hosting Framework following the move from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to Crown Commercial Services (CCS). CCS became the new custodian of the Framework Authority of…
March 17, 2017 | Latest NewsRead More
Crown Hosting Data Centres 1 year on: service without compromise, delivering success at scale
In March 2015, the Crown Hosting Data Centres framework was formally added to the Digital Marketplace – and since then all central government departments, arm’s length bodies, the wider public sector and charities have been able to buy physical colocation data centre space for their legacy systems. In just one…
March 17, 2016 | BlogRead More
Crown Hosting Data Centres 1 year on: success at scale
It’s a year since the Crown Hosting Data Centres framework was formally added to the Digital Marketplace. Since then, all central government departments, arm’s length bodies, the wider public sector and charities have had a single unified framework from which to buy data centre space for their legacy systems. In…
March 17, 2016 | Latest NewsRead More
Getting to the Cloud – One Step at a Time
As a public sector organisation, getting to the Cloud can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. For one thing, you’re faced with the task of having to transform legacy apps that currently are not suitable for cloud – perhaps because of data sovereignty issues or security concerns – into cloud-ready…
February 8, 2016 | BlogRead More
What’s Your Refresh Strategy?
Enterprises must adopt a nimbler and shorter-term approach to data centre upgrades, so they can respond faster to changing market trends. That was the hard hitting message delivered by Gartner at its recent Datacentre Infrastructure and Operations Management summit held in London. According to Gartner, five-year strategies don’t work anymore….
February 3, 2016 | BlogRead More
What will 2016 bring?
It’s been nine months since the launch of Crown Hosting Data Centres – and what an exciting time it has been. With new customers signed up, and increasing interest from all areas of the public sector, we are looking forward to what 2016 will bring. As in all other industries,…
December 17, 2015 | BlogRead More
Whitehall IT chiefs open up about challenges of going cloud-first in central government
Whitehall technology chiefs have opened up about the impact the UK government’s 2013 cloud-first mandate has had on the way they approach IT procurement. The measure was introduced in May 2013 to accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies in Whitehall, and – in turn – encourage more central government departments to use…
November 23, 2015 | Latest NewsRead More
SMEs and Government: Working Better Together
Small and medium-sized IT companies are powering the UK’s economic recovery, as our country fast becomes a ‘tech nation’. Research from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) reveals that companies in the SME IT sector enjoyed an average year-on-year revenue growth of 350% between 2010 and 2014. It is a trend…
November 3, 2015 | BlogRead More