Integrating Information Technology through Open Standards

5 Apr 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm

This webinar shared how Open Standards can enable better integration of public services.

Open Standards make it easier for systems to work together and exchange data. They can help public services to integrate, collaborate and take a long term view of procurement and public service delivery. These are three of the five ways of working that are at the heart of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.
 
Information Technology departments across public services have traditionally purchased proprietary software. The obscure output formats from these systems often result in organisations being locked-in to contracts. These formats also make it difficult for systems to integrate, which will be vital as public services come together under the auspices of Public Service Boards. 
 
Public services have built their infrastructure over time. Procurement has been based on what fits with legacy systems. This has often led to the purchase of overly complex solutions that are bought with the primary purpose of organisational need, with functionality and service delivery a secondary consideration. If we started from scratch, would we start from where we are now?
 
This webinar looked at:
  1. What Open Standards are
  2. How we can adopt Open Standards
  3. The tangible benefits
  4. The next steps 
Walking away from this webinar, delegates had a better understanding of how Open Standards can be put into practice, as well as being able to relate them to their work and effective public service delivery.

Who the webinar was aimed at 

This webinar was aimed at public and third sector staff in the following roles:
  • Public Service Board representatives 
  • Senior Management 
  • Elected Members, Non-Executive Members and Trustees
  • Procurement 
  • Information Technology 
  • Capital Project Managers

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