The only choice for data-driven government transformation is black and white … and orange

The UK and Irish Governments have Smart Government ambitions. They want to deliver citizen-centric services that provide far more tailored, personalised services. They want to acquire and use resources more efficiently, push forward with integrated policy development across departments and make better informed decisions on the frontline. The results will be greater efficiencies in the way that departments work, more holistic policies and services that deliver better, more effective citizen outcomes.

Achieving these ambitions requires deeper digital transformation, powered by data that will increasingly be shared across departments and be augmented by external or open data sources. Data will fuel decision-making, AI will augment citizen services and new webscale apps will make it possible for citizens to interact more efficiently with government departments.

In all this, data is key.
Now is the time for government IT decision-makers to review legacy storage systems (such as spinning disk) and outmoded storage architectures and replace them with cost-effective, high performance all-flash that is architected to make data more fluidly available, instantly as-a-service. Additionally, with self-driving all-flash storage in place, IT leaders can release storage headcount to other activities such as user support, security, planning and operations.

Learn why Pure Storage make the choice black and white … and orange.

Why the Next Phase of Digital Transformation Begins with Data Infrastructure

With the government’s data strategy (2017 to 2020) in mind, which references the need to seamlessly share data across departments, make use of open data and use data compliantly and securely, it’s very easy to see why a new model of data infrastructure is required. This is what is covered in this paper, along with how a ‘fit for purpose’ infrastructure model can be built in a way that will help to accelerate digital transformation and support innovation.

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Taking the Next Steps Towards Data-Driven Government

The first and most obvious phase of digital transformation, the digitalisation of services, has been a significant success and is ongoing. Creating truly smart government that’s capable of delivering citizen centricity, is eminently achievable, as long as data can be architected in a way that makes it instantly available to all frontline decision-makers, data scientists, policy strategists and application developers.

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North Ayrshire Council Case Study

Pure Storage has significantly increased the speed, performance and longevity of North Ayrshire Council’s storage environment. This has empowered its IT team to deliver a comprehensive digital transformation strategy that will accelerate the services it provides to council residents.

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