Amido Exhibits at Leading Public Sector Technology Event, Digitech18, to Deliver Technical Excellence through Cloud Integration to Future-Proof Government Digital Services

London, U.K., 23rd October 2018 – Amido, a vendor-agnostic technical consultancy specialising in solving complex business problems with cloud native technology, debuts at Digitech18 to help solve the digital gap that the public sector continues to face. Examples like the Crown Commercial Service’s recent cancelled procurement of a digital platform, the Crown Marketplace, is a key example of the struggle the government has experienced when trying to digitally transform its services.

Digital transformation in the private sector is now firmly placed into the world of the cloud which has meant that business owners need technical leadership from experts who understand how to use the latest technology to build scalable cloud systems in an agile way, utilising fast-moving and cross-functional teams. Unfortunately, the public sector suffers from lethargy in comparison, with digital platforms not maintaining the pace its constituents and workers need to streamline services in a safe and practical manner.

According to a 2017 Deloitte survey, public mistrust in government use of personal data far exceeds private and conversely a recent Fujitsu UK&I survey found that 86% of civil servants are certain that current technology is driving positive change in UK Government; yet, 1 in 3 civil servants and members of the public do not think the UK is ready for a digital future, which includes artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning1. From these surveys alone, confidence in the government to provide viable public sector technology solutions is consistently evolving.

Whilst there are some great advances and changes such as how the HMRC is now able to integrate third party applications to help streamline online tax returns, which has dramatically reduced payment errors, other areas like the Crown Commercial Services (CCS), education, housing and basic council services are failing to translate digital services effectively.

Alan Walsh, CEO of Amido, adds: “We take public sector technology personally at Amido as we are all users of its services like probate and the NHS that touch peoples’ lives, often at the most distressing times. We have first-hand experience of working with central and local government, helping them with the challenge of designing and delivering seamless digital services for users, whilst maintaining business as usual.”

Walsh continues: “Our support for Digitech18 follows several successful public sector projects, including the re-platforming of a large London-based Housing Association. The challenges this client faced were synonymous with other public sector organisations we have worked with; the need to improve inefficient manual and paper processes and an IT infrastructure that would enable it to maintain and improve service levels whilst allowing flexibility. We’re looking forward to meeting a variety of public sector organisations at Digitech18 and sharing our experience of how public sector technology can reach a level of parity with the private sector. To do this, the government needs to invest strategically in creating viable platforms that are future-proof and can adapt to change. We are now entering the realms of artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning but unfortunately, the public sector is not ready to embrace these in the manner that the private sector is.”

Amido can be found at Booth E8 during the show where its award-winning team will be available to talk through creating flexible, future-proof solutions, and also why its engineers are some of the most trusted in the cloud and digital transformation industry. The show attendance follows a joint project between Amido and Intergence to help Tendring Council develop its first leisure and tourism app to boost local services direct to constituents.

Editor Notes

1Public Sector Technology Raconteur Report, 4 September 2018

2Amido DevOps Academy

Amido launched the DevOps Academy last year as part of their ongoing commitment to the upskilling and investment in growing tech talent. The Academy recruits and trains passionate developers and systems administrators of all levels, helping them grow and build on their existing skillsets to become fully fledged DevOps engineers. The DevOps Academy will cover everything from ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) to agile and from Ansible to Terraform.  Amido will continue to invest in people entering the DevOps workforce in order to build affordable and reliable cloud solutions for its customers. Applications are now open to join the academy. If you would like to join our team, please apply here or email: talent@amido.com.

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About Amido

Amido is an independent technical consultancy that specialises in implementing cloud-first solutions. We help our clients build resilience at scale, flexibility for the future and differentiation of customer experience. And, we do this while minimising business-risk and build-cost.

We specialise in assembling and integrating proven cloud technologies, often building solutions around an existing core while enabling clients to prioritise their investment between commodity services and those that deliver competitive advantage. We design solutions that bridge and augment clients’ existing technology, reducing the operational risk of change.

We work with brands like ASOS, Nando’s, Save the Children International, Addison Lee and Global to remove friction from their customers’ online and mobile experiences to drive revenue and engagement. From social sign-in to smart content delivery and smooth transactions, we help brands build loyalty through customer recognition by bridging systems in a powerful and unique way, yielding real-time results for brands and their customers. Our passion is finding the right strategic mix of technology to give your company a competitive edge and your customers the best experience possible. For more information, please see: https://www.amido.com/

Amido is ranked 12th in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table, the UK’s top 100 SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales. It is also ranked 5th in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies List  under the Technical Agencies category, ranked 910 in the FT1000 fastest growing European companies list, ranked 50 in the UK’s Best Workplace list, the UK’s Best IT Workplace list and won Most Innovative Emerging Technology at the UK Cloud Awards.

Amido recently relocated from its London Bridge base to new offices in Old Street following its high growth in specialist IT Engineering talent on Monday 13th August. Its new address is 43 Worship St, London EC2A 2DW.