Governments throughout Europe are looking for opportunities to cut costs and create efficiency savings to provide better value for money. The UK’s new coalition government has promised to ‘set government data free’ to increase accountability and transparency in government and plans to reduce departmental budgets by 25% over the next four years.
The Challenge in Government
The Spending Review will challenge departments, local government and others to consider fundamental changes to the way they provide public services. As part of this process every part of government and every spending programme will have to answer a series of probing questions: Is the activity essential to meet government priorities? Does the government need to fund this activity? How can the activity be provided at lower cost? How can the activity be provided more effectively? Can non-state providers be paid to carry out the activity according to the results they achieve? The answers to these questions will inform a fundamental reassessment of the way that government works.’ Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, at the Queen’s Speech economy debate.
Spending cuts need to be balanced against the quality of service provided and it is clear that huge opportunities exist for cutting operational costs by eliminating waste and to create efficiency savings by integrating and making better use of data. Furthermore the government will also look to outsource services that can be provided more effectively by the private sector.
Our Expertise in Government
Some of our government specific solutions include:
- — Business Optimization – Cut up to 30%
of administrative costs
- — Operational Dashboards
- — Government Integration Framework
- — High Availability
- — Automated Testing Suites
- — Integration Audits
- — Training Workshops
- — Solution Support / Outsourcing