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The UK Public Sector year end is fast approaching, and you can maximise your sales by offering a range of cost-effective, innovative and proven solutions via Sigma. Our vendors cover solutions from migration and Active Directory administration, to database governance and security, and include Flexera, ManageEngine, Quest, NetSweeper... to name a few.
If you want to be front of mind with Public Sector clients and maximise sales opportunities, take a look at this showcase and get in touch. We’ll find you the right products at the right price. If you have an opportunity you’d like to discuss with us, contact our specialist sales team.
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Gartner has identified that the need for operational resilience and strategic planning across all business functions has never been greater, especially in the Public Sector. After the financial fall-out from 2020, strategic technology needs to be harnessed effectively, boosting the public sector and overall economy.
Gartner has predicted the following key trends in strategic technology in the public sector for 2021:
The internet of behaviours (IoB) is emerging as many technologies capture and use human behaviour as data. For example, IoB (using computer vision) can identify whether employees are wearing masks. To efficiently harness this technology, companies will benefit from cloud storage, an active directory with unrivalled security and back-up and multi-faceted reporting software. This is where Sigma’s vendors can help.
Companies all over the world face more privacy and noncompliance risks than ever before as global data protection legislation matures. Gartner believes that by 2025 organisations will need to implement privacy-enhancing software for processing data in potentially high-risk environments.
Anywhere operations refers to an IT operating model designed to support customers everywhere, enable employees everywhere and manage the deployment of business services across distributed infrastructures. It is more than simply working from home or interacting with customers virtually – it also delivers unique value-add experiences across five core areas: collaboration and productivity, secure remote access, cloud and edge infrastructure, quantification of the digital experience, and automation to support remote operations.
While the pandemic did not create the need to secure all environments, it has accelerated the proficiency of cyber criminals, with remote working exposing vulnerabilities, making room for human error, and falling victim to phishing attempts. Sigma has a host of vendors with industry-leading remote working software, network monitoring and software protection solutions.
Companies with static business processes built for efficiency as opposed to flexibility, really struggled in the pandemic, as these rigid processes shattered in the upheaval. An intelligent composable business allows decision-makers to respond better to unpredictable external factors through excellent reporting and analytics.
Public Sector Solutions from our Vendors
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High volumes of paper documents come through public sector organisations including contracts, surveys, tax declarations and voting slips. ABBYY solutions help government organisations move away from the physical paper trail. Achieve the highest levels of security, reliability, scalability and efficiency by automating document driven business processes and eliminating manual labour. With FineReader PDF and FineReader PDF Server, users can compare digital documents for signing contracts or sending out information.
ABBYY FineReader PDF
More than a comprehensive PDF Tool – supported by ABBYY’s extraordinary OCR features, it facilitates seamless digital workflows for documents of different types and origin on every Windows desktop. It provides powerful, yet easy to use tools to access and modify information locked in paper-based documents and PDFs.
ABBYY FineReader PDF Server
A document conversion server that automatically converts paper, images and electronic documents and saves them as compressed archived compliant files, such as PDF and PDF/A, Microsoft Word or other formats. This allows businesses to search the files and use them for long-term retention, collaboration and additional processing.
Public Sector organisations often have to work with a limited budget. Corel offers a portfolio of great solutions for the public sector from PDF tools to Graphic Design Programs at an affordable price.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite
The West Haven Police Department uses CorelDRAW to present evidence in court. For them it simplifies their job of presenting evidence in an understandable way to the jury. They use it to show crime scene set ups, change the quality of photos for a photo line-up and fingerprint analysis. They like how intuitive it is to use and are always commanded for their high-quality evidence presentation.
Public Sector organisations departments require a low-cost tool for creating and editing PDF files that doesn’t demand intense user training. PDF Fusion is a simple to use solution that can assemble, edit and create PDFs. It opens more than 100 different file types and can take pages from multiple files and create a single PDF file.
WinZip offers a complete file management, so users can find, open, move and share files from their computer, network or cloud. Easily encrypt files to secure information and data, create read-only PDFs and add watermarks. Share large files by email, cloud-services, social media or instant messaging with WinZip.
WordPerfect is an all-in-one office suite with built-in PDF functionality, SharePoint integration and Microsoft Office compatibility. It delivers the compatibility, power, and affordability organisations in the public sector need to be successful.
Flexera is an industry-leading vendor in market research for migration, cyber security and patching vulnerabilities through the acquisition of Secunia in 2015. The nature of the public sector budget allocation means that every penny must be spent wisely while ensuring the highest levels of security and expertise. Flexera’s products ensure automated software management from monitoring to installing, updating, and patching.
The City of Oklahoma chose AdminStudio to automate application readiness for application migrations. The local government organisation saved time and reduced costs to prepare applications for migration. Packaging time was cut from 50-man hours to two – more than a 95% reduction in man hours per application. This translates roughly to $1,300 savings in staff time for each application, and $97,000 for their entire Windows Migration. AdminStudio also automated the process to convert applications to the App-V format.
Software Vulnerability Manager
Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Management tools allows North East Lincolnshire Council to do more with its limited resources giving their IT department complete visibility over the applications that are in use and their vulnerabilities. As a result, it was possible to identify which applications needed to be patched and which should be completely removed. SVM can benefit all public sector companies by cutting costs usually allocated to manually updating and patching software, freeing up budget to be allocated elsewhere.
The public sector industry is one of detail, efficiency and security. Protecting government networks at all levels, Globalscape’s EFT for Government, uses industry-standard secure protocols and is FIPS 140-2 compliant. By implementing EFT for Government, organisations can configure, deploy, and manage data and information exchange policies from a central location, while tracking, auditing, and guaranteeing their delivery. EFT for Government can add an additional layer of security by scanning files for viruses or proprietary information.
Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) is a powerful managed file transfer platform that enables your organisation to securely manage file transfers among worldwide offices, clients, and partners. EFT ensures the highest levels of compliance with government and corporate security policies and privacy regulations, including PCI-DSS, FIPS-140-2, HIPAA, and SOX. Globalscape’s flexible platform allows you to customise a solution with modules and professional services that meet your specific requirements.
Whether users are spread across buildings, cities, or countries, service delivery can be difficult, to say the least. As public sector institutions begin to fully utilise online self-service options, services need to be available around the clock.
Commit to uninterrupted IT and eliminate the risk of downtime. ManageEngine ensures complete control over your IT infrastructure and helps you deliver the best possible service experience for the public.
ServiceDesk Plus is a game changer in turning IT teams from daily firefighting to delivering awesome customer service. It provides great visibility and central control in dealing with IT issues to ensure that businesses suffer no downtime.
ADSelfService Plus is an integrated self-service Active Directory password management and single sign-on solution. Arguably the industry’s most feature-rich solution, ADSelfService Plus supports both on-premises Active Directory and cloud applications for password management.
Government organisations use Maytech services to share data with counterparties and to acquire data from external organisations and the public. Data transfer for government and public services Maytech provide a cloud platform that allows secure and reliable data transfer for the public sector.
All Maytech’s government file transfer products feature central administrative controls, full audit trails and end-to-end encryption providing full control and visibility of data for data owners. They comply with international standards including PCI-DSS and EU Data Protection.
Quatrix is an easy-to-use product that enables secure file access, sharing and storage; it provides a full range of features to meet any need. It allows IT leaders to easily comply with data security and compliance standards and adhere to corporate data protection and information security policies – essential in today’s world. Quatrix has simple administration, easy roll-out, easy setup and guaranteed user take up with enterprise-level security standards.
Mind mapping simplifies complex work procedures and processes that public sector companies often have to work with. Mind mapping gathers and structures ideas, tasks and deadlines in a completely intuitive way and all relevant documents can be included or linked to the topic it refers to.
Visually present ideas and information for clear communication and increased productivity within teams. MindManager simplifies the way users process and manage information by turning scattered ideas and data into clear visual maps that are easy to build, organise, evolve and share.
MindManager for Enterprise
A one-stop solution to help teams collaborate more efficiently on projects. MindManager for Enterprise integrates with Microsoft SharePoint, Office and Project to enable team members to operate from a single portal that saves time, prevents redundancy and supports accuracy.
Governments are struggling to control internet content within their country. They now face increased national and global pressure to combat the online publishing of cyberbullying, extreme shooting videos, and fake news that often spreads unchecked across social media and other platforms. Netsweeper’s categorisation and management platform is the most accurate, comprehensive solution for analysing and classifying web content while providing a central administration tool for all ISPs in a country.
nFilter controls network usage and protects organisations from threats by managing their internet traffic. It enforces AUPs both on and off the network, while also protecting devices from infection when using alternative internet connections. The Netsweeper platform is updated in real-time allowing organisations to maximise efficiency and productivity whilst keeping their people safe.
nClient is a powerful content monitoring and reporting platform that helps protect at-risk employees. It works both online and offline, scanning internet content, desktop content and user-submitted data in real time. It further provides valuable insights via in-depth reporting into potentially harmful activities that previously went undetected.
nMonitor uses OCR to scan a user's screen. This reports back to the Admin when key words or phrases are detected, for example “CV”, “bully”, or swear words etc.
The Paessler solution, PRTG, helps public sector organisations to monitor all systems, devices, traffic and applications of their IT infrastructure.
PRTG Network Monitor
For the city of Airdrie it is not just important to maintain and secure networks and contain costs, but they also deal with an added element of urgency as their networks encompass financial and management systems for first responders. They chose PRTG Network Monitor due to its ability to fully address their needs, its highly intuitive, easily customisable and user-friendly interface; the flexibility of its web-based deployment; the number of sensors PRTG offers and its seamless use with mobile devices.
Foglight for Virtualization
KACE Systems Deployment
KACE Systems Management
State and local government IT departments face pressure to do more with less. Agencies focus on consolidating and migrating legacy systems, staying ahead of cybersecurity threats and maintaining compliance. Keeping critical systems for public safety running 24/7 is another priority.
Quest solutions can help Public Sector organisations overcome the limitations of native tools by automating and simplifying security, management and migration in your Microsoft and database environments.
Active Directory security
Secure on-premises or hybrid Active Directory environments with Quest solutions that help assess permissions continuously to identify threats, detect and alert on suspicious activity, remediate and mitigate unauthorised actions and investigate and recover from cybersecurity breaches.
Governance, Risk and Compliance
Quest solutions for public sector can help continually assess, monitor, govern and control Microsoft systems. Ensure visibility into an environment, simplify compliance reporting, and automate processes to reduce the risk of data breaches, failed audits and system downtime.
Microsoft Migration and Consolidation
With resource and budget constraints, as well as the risks and limitations of legacy infrastructure, public sector organisations need a cost-efficient platform that reduces their IT footprint and improves security posture. Quest’s solutions ensure a ZeroIMPACT migration for Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Office 365. Simplify and automate migration tasks so projects can finish faster while minimising the costs, risk and disruption to users.
SmartBear offers public sector organisations cost effective solutions that provide great testing capabilities for applications. Easy to use and implement, these tools give teams the solutions they need to make sure their applications can run 24/7 without interruption, which is especially important in the public sector.
A government agency was looking for a new set of tools for testing API functions and load testing. Their main concerns were usability of the tools and simple access for remote workers. They decided to use SmartBear’s ReadyAPI Test as it’s user-friendly, cost effective solutions that were easy to adapt by their employees and saved them time by automating the creation of service tests.
A federal agency in the US had a new software development project coming up with a limited budget. They were looking for solutions that could retain the capabilities of the previous application testing tools and give the team the agency software development team the ability to view all test cases in one system. They decided on SmartBear TestComplete, which cost a lot less than the old solutions and work with different programming languages and from any browser.
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SmartDraw helps public sector organisations to improve processes, manage projects and plan strategies in an easy and effective way.
SmartDraw improves efficiency, reduces training time, improves quality control and meets regulatory requirements
Quickly break down the most complex projects into tasks using project charts.
SmartDraw collects and processes data and plans to help implement a successful strategy. The information comes out presentation-ready and is easy to publish and share with all relevant contacts.
It is the perfect electronic white board to use during online meetings. It easily captures plans, tasks and decisions during a meeting with the help of mind maps and diagrams.
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SolarWinds provides IT management and monitoring solutions to numerous public-sector IT challenges, including continuous monitoring, cybersecurity, network operations, compliance, data centre consolidation, cloud computing and mobile workforce and devices.
Network Performance Monitor with Network Traffic Analyzer
The Orion Network Performance Monitor solution by SolarWinds has helped the U.S. Marine Corps to view their network in real-time and proactively troubleshoot issues, saving them time and effort and ensuring that the right data gets to the right people without any issues.
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TechSmith offers solutions to create process documentation and training material and help with clear communication across departments and offices. The tools offer cost reductions as training materials only need to be created once and clearer communication saves time.
Snagit is the leading screen capture solution that offers an easy way to edit images, create step-by-step instructions and long-lasting content. It offers tools for clear communication and creating and sharing visuals for training, documentation, marketing, sales and more.
Camtasia gives users the ability to create professional videos that help train, teach and sell without any formal training. Easily enhance videos with easy-to-use editing tools and share them with colleagues, students or clients.
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Governments are in the business of handling sensitive information. From individual Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to top-secret defence or policy planning documents, handling confidential information is a critical part of governing. However, identifying and managing all that data can be difficult – especially when it shows up in unstructured formats like emails and documents. It’s a big reason why, despite numerous stringent regulations, public sector data breaches are still commonplace.
Titus Classification Suite
Titus Classification Suite provides the essential classification tools to clearly inform both employees and policies on what information should be secured and how to handle it. It’s the industry’s most flexible and customisable classification metadata schema. It gives data context, so employees and systems understand how to handle the information.
Titus Illuminate scans locations where businesses store data, including on-premise shares, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive and Microsoft SharePoint and SharePoint Online. It examines and automatically classifies the files it discovers, ensuring appropriate data protection is applied.
Titus Accelerator for Privacy
Titus Accelerator for Privacy helps businesses find Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within unstructured data and can offer suggestions for, or even automatically determine, its categorisation.
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