Whatever the industry, many business leaders are now making digital transformation a priority – they want to leverage emerging technologies such as AI and Blockchain to improve efficiencies and drive future growth.

For those in the public sector though, where budgets are tight and the same systems have been used for many years, adoption of such technologies can be a challenge.

While it may be recognised that system upgrades are needed, there is a high level of risk associated with such projects. Public sector organisations face constant scrutiny; not only on spend, but also on the perceived success of a project.

Anxieties around risk and security of sensitive information mean that many public sector departments are holding firm to legacy software and infrastructure, rather than embracing new technologies and processes.

When it comes to how private sector businesses are managing and sharing their data, we’re seeing legacy tech, such as the on-premise data warehouse, disappearing in favour of cloud technology.

It’s easy to understand why this is the case – the volume and complexity of the data we hold is continuing to grow, so many business leaders are looking for quicker and easier ways of unlocking its true value.

Cloud-based integration in particular presents a whole host of opportunities for improving internal efficiencies and is the natural next-step for public sector organisations looking to get on top of this mass of data. With faster deployment of the integration layer, organisations can turn their attentions to what really matters – using data to empower employees, enable cross-departmental collaboration, drive efficiency and cost savings.

Read our Public Sector case study.