Tags: public sector

Dermot O’Kelly talks about Oracle in the UK at Openworld

Enterprise Times spoke to Dermot O’Kelly, Senior Vice President and Country Leader, UK, Ireland and Israel, Oracle at Oracle Openworld. In this brief podcast he shares his views on how different the UK market is to the US market, or isn’t. O’Kelly also talks about a “hell of a proposition” when explaining the autonomous database. He also…

Deltek bids for Onvia as acquisitions continue

Deltek has announced its intent to acquire Onvia (NASDAQ:ONVI). Supported by its immediate parent company Project Diamond Intermediate Holdings, Corp. the acquisition is aimed at strengthening Deltek’s GovWin IQ solution. The acquisition is likely to cost around $70 million with the price offered at $9 a share. Once integrated, the Deltek offering will place give…

Unit4 and Grant Thornton bring new dawn to finances of Malta government

Unit4 has won a major deal with the Malta government in partnership with Grant Thornton. Its relationship with the global accounting firm is clearly deeper than the announcement last week that saw Grant Thornton sign up to implement its ERP solution. The overall contract is worth €11.6m and will see Grant Thornton Malta assist the…

SAP transforms police force

SAP has announced it has completed the implementation of SAP Investigation Management for Public Sector to transform the Slovak National Police Force. The solution was implemented for the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo vnutra SR). What is the Investigation Management platform The Investigation Management platform has four key deliverables for customers:…

Oracle public cloud gets certifications

Oracle announced that it has achieved several certifications for its public cloud offering. The announcement allows Oracle to compete effectively in a growing number of industries in which compliance is critical. Many of the existing Oracle solutions are already compliant but for its public cloud to achieve these certifications is significant as it will lower…

Salesforce powers “Bridges to Opportunity”

Salesforce has announced the US Farm Service Agency (FSA) is to implement Service Cloud in a new program known as “Bridges to Opportunity“. FSA is part of the US Department of Agriculture which has used Salesforce for several years. Bridges to Opportunity Powered by Salesforce the new program allows FSA employees to advise farmers and…

Western Australia Government selects NEC to drive digitalisation

NEC, ATOS and Datacom have been appointed by the Western Australian Government to digitally transform their IT Services. The agreement is a major step on the digital transformation program, GovNext-ICT. It sees a centralisation of contracts for key infrastructure and is intended to end the wastage in government IT spending. In 2015, Giles Nunis was appointed…

Freedom loses freedom to GCI

GCI has announced the acquisition of Freedom Communications. It is adding the unified communications specialist to a list of five acquisitions over the last twelve months. That list includes the cloud company Outsourcery who it bought only 6 months ago. Acquiring in order to grow the business in the managed services space is not unique. Both Daisy and…

OpenStack Mitaka for UK public sector

UKCloud has announced that it is the first UK public sector cloud provider to support OpenStack Mitaka. The company calls this a major upgrade to its existing Cloud Native Infrastructure platform. The key issue here, from a cloud perspective, is UK government policy around open standards. All government ICT projects are required to prioritise open…

University of Aberdeen expands Unit4 footprint

Unit4 has announced their Student Management solution was selected by the University of Aberdeen to replace their existing systems. The University already uses Unit4 Business World Finance that replaced ABS E5 in 2013. The decision is part of a strategic plan highlighted in 2015 by Unit4 in their initial press release. It is an important win,…