Ministerial Department Digital Transformation case study...

Why the shift to SD-Wan technology? - A growing number of government organisations are turning to SD-Wan technology to deliver increased connectivity and heightened security, whilst also meeting their stated targets and the challenges of improved performance, compliance, reliability, tangible savings and better outcomes for citizens.

A vital UK government ministerial department recently identified SD-WAN technology as a cost-effective solution to their own networking requirements, with a plan to provide improved secure network connectivity to their regional offices. Selected for our proven track record of working with central government at security clearance levels, Axians helped resolve pre-existing design challenges and successfully deployed the project on time and on budget.

Months on from successful deployment, the ministerial department in question is now benefitting from much greater application visibility, performance and problem reporting.

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SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

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