Logicalis has taken the public sector bull by the horns by publishing its Public Sector Network (PSN) delivery framework on the open market for the first time.
The document shares Logicalis’ extensive experience in delivering large-scale PSN projects, going into detail on key elements of a successful PSN from project inception to ongoing service and delivery.
It also highlights the stages and key stakeholders required to make these shared communications services succeed.
Tom Kelly, managing director of Logicalis UK, said: “In publishing this document, Logicalis has taken the bold step of releasing substantial intellectual property around PSN into the open market. As we move into 2011, it is vital that the public sector and ICT partners engage differently.
“Logicalis’ openness is in the spirit of true partnership with the UK public sector and I believe that bringing our experience into the public domain will help those organisations in the early stages of initiating a PSN programme move forward more quickly and confidently,” Kelly added. “We can enable local authorities, police services, health providers and educators to spend together and save together, and help preserve funding in frontline services by transforming and reducing the cost and complexity of the back office.”
The VAR has identified six "critical" PSN programme challenges for public sector stakeholders and service providers: governance, goal architectures, collaborative procurement and funding, transition and deployment, service management and reporting and people, politics and policy.
Chris Gabriel, director of solutions at Logicalis UK, added: “In this new era of public sector, where disparate and historically disconnected organisations will come together around shared service delivery, PSN is a fundamental platform.
“PSN will allow chief executives or politicians to make policy decisions about service change or dramatic consolidation with an understanding that their organisations can work together on the frontline or in the back office. Consolidating frontline services or data centres is not a trivial exercise, but without a PSN it is nearly impossible to achieve at all and certainly not at the speed and the scale required under the current economic conditions,” he said.
“We intend to educate and encourage colleagues working in the public sector by spreading our knowledge as widely as possible.”
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