Transforming public services in London and the South East
We’re already helping organisations like yours across your region
With over 1,800 public sector customers across the UK, we understand the challenges you’re facing. Challenges like lower budgets, the pressure to get more done and higher expectations from your teams and your communities. Digital technology can help.
And it doesn’t have to involve the upheaval that you might expect. Or the cost.
Using shared services to reduce procurement cost
We’ve been running the UNICORN Partnership (Unified Communication over Regional Networks) with Surrey County Council and more than 25 partners since 2012. Participants come together to buy IT products and services without the need to go to tender. This cuts months off delivery timescales and slashes costs.
“We estimate that new participants will each save around 20 per cent as soon as they sign up. Beyond that, they’ll see the powerful benefits of things like more collaborative working and elimination of duplication in the delivery of public services.”
Chief Information Officer Surrey County Council
Delivering computer and data centre services for Bromley Council
Since 2016, Bromley Council has relied on us to deliver desktop services to over 2,000 staff, and manage more than 350 servers. The council now has more flexibility when it comes to running their ICT services. And the ability to flex services up and down to suit demand. This all adds up to huge cost savings for them, and better services for local residents.
“The Council’s chief executive, Doug Patterson, liked the collaborative way we helped to design the new outsourced infrastructure and managed the transfer of council employees to our company. He also highlighted the value of our consumption-based pricing model and praised the transparency and relevance of our service level agreements.”
Mark Sexton, Regional Director for London and the South East
Business and Public Sector, BT
The Smart City parking project saving Milton Keynes council £105 million
We joined forces with The Open University and Milton Keynes council to tackle the city’s parking problems, by helping drivers find spaces, fast. Using innovative wireless technologies, parking space sensors beam data to receivers on lampposts. The data is analysed in the central MK DATA Hub, hosted by BT.
Efficient use of existing spaces reduces the need to build more, and reduces fuel use and emissions of vehicles searching for parking. When fully deployed, the scheme will save at least £105 million.
Protecting patient data and delivering faster treatment
We’re helping the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to build and manage a new secure communications network. It connects 390 NHS sites, helping them share critical patient information quickly, safely and securely. So 1.6 million patients get the benefit of joined-up care.
"The NHS in Sussex needed a scalable network that supported the sharing of critical patient information across different local sites. Using a single secure, cloud-based platform, clinicians can access and share the same information, leading to faster patient diagnosis and treatment."
Regional Director for London and the South East Business and Public Sector, BT
More ways we can we can help you manage and secure your ICT portfolio
From Safe to Smart: How traditional CCTV can enhance your Smart Cities plan
Mike Pannell, CTO Cyber Security, BT Major Business and Public Sector, explains how, with increased interest in Smart Cities, organisations can securely incorporate video surveillance infrastructure into the ecosystem.Smart city article
London ICT Framework
We are the sole provider for a pan-London procurement framework for ICT services.
UNICORN Partnership Framework
We’re at the heart of the UNICORN Partnership. As the systems integrator, we connect UNICORN partners with services from over 350 leading suppliers.
Chamberlain Lecture, June 2018
We recently co-hosted the inaugural Chamberlain Lecture, to share and debate the future of local government, and consider some of the sector’s key opportunities and challenges.