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DXC’s public sector experts discuss news, trends and insights on the smart city movement and public sector IT

Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]

Will these emerging technologies disrupt the defense industry in 2017?

As we head into a new year, it’s a good time to think about what’s on the horizon for the industries and markets we operate in. When it comes to Defence, I see a number of potentially game-changing technologies set to disrupt and improve the industry in the year ahead. What follows is an overview […]

What millennials bring to – and gain from – a career in public sector

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It’s not a 9-to-5 job. It’s a calling. It’s 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and it changes your life. That’s what I tell new graduates as they start their careers at CSC in the hopes of recruiting them to the public sector space. It’s a space I have worked in my […]

Realpolitik for our digital age

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Recently, I had the honor to speak to the European Parliament in a conference titled “Politicians in a Communications Storm.” The question the parliamentarians were grappling with was how complex humanistic ideas such as the European project can be secured and developed in a world of #brexit, #therealdonaldtrump and the #ColombianPeaceProcess. There are no simple […]

Future-proofing IT for the public sector

How many public sector programmes have been driven by replacing technology that has reached the end of its life? Not just XP to Windows 7, or Windows 2003 server, but time and again, with products across the broad spectrum of vendors, and Open Source too. The typical scenario is something like this: The IT services […]

Meet the public-sector workplace of the future

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With ever-increasing cost pressures on the public purse, the need to reduce government spending, as always, remains a priority, and the optimisation of real estate is a key focus area for many departments To gain confidence that office footprint can be better utilised, tomorrow’s public-sector workplace will need to offer both employees and the public […]

Confronting the cybersecurity challenge in the public sector

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Transmitting and securing critical information has long been a challenge for the Public Sector, in general, and the defence industry, in particular. In the past, perhaps the greater difficulty was in simply getting information from one place to another. Before radios, telephones and the Internet, armies depended on things like carrier pigeons and flag signals […]

Achieving information excellence in the public sector

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As CSC is sponsoring the Information Knowledge and Excellence Awards at a UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) CDIO Symposium later this week, we are kicking off a blog series on Public Sector IT with a focus on information excellence. If the challenge of the Public Sector could be summed up in one phrase, it would […]

How big is the Smart City?

Today, over half of the world’s population resides in cities, providing much of the human and social capital that now fuels contemporary life. And every month, 5 million more people move to cities in developing and emerging countries. It is estimated that by 2050, about 8 billion people will be living in the urban context. […]