Data Science Frontiers – Capturing the benefits of “extreme scale” analytics

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Extreme scale analytics is characterised by a data volume, variety or velocity well beyond traditional “big data” measures, which require new computing skills and tools able to organise and analyse these enormous data sets. This latest technological development at the frontiers of data science may have an extreme impact on specific industrial sectors or service […]

Can new technology help local authorities to prevent homelessness?

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Homelessness has become an escalating problem in the UK. According to Shelter 307,000 people are sleeping rough or accommodated in temporary housing across the UK and this number is set to rise. Although staggering, these figures do not illustrate the larger problem, as they do not take into account “hidden homelessness” where people are staying […]

Assessing your data makes you more efficient in protecting vulnerable persons

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Digital transformation can simplify and make processes more efficient, enabling local authorities and the public sector to assist citizens and those most vulnerable in society better. In the UK Government’s Digital Strategy there is focus on “Digital Government’, encouraging the public sector to improve its service delivery by optimising its use of technology, user interaction […]

Digital transformation for the public sector: The case for National Health Services

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Public authorities across Europe are under pressure to maintain and improve the quality of public services despite austerity cuts and demographic changes, which see an ageing population requiring increasing health and social care arrangements. National Health Services across Europe, for example, suffer the impact of Europe’s ageing population and stalled economic growth. There is a […]