How can suppliers help?
Suppliers and partners need to help our public sector organisations embrace change. As leading technology vendors suppliers are often very tech savvy and engage with all sorts of different clients across sectors.
You can learn a lot from working across sectors and budget constrains are now a reality for most businesses. Whilst you may aim to be 100% self suffiecient that may not be very cost effective. Technology vendors and system integrators can provide specialist skills that you won't need very often. They can also help to guide and coach your teams who may be less experienced.
Ask your suppliers about their enablement plans and i'd expect them to help you. Reskilling was ' Top Of Mind At World Economic Forum In Davos last week and is very topical at the moment.
Budget constraints in the NHS mean that it is a challenge for trusts to "go agile" and almost impossible to implement DevOps without the assistance of a supplier. That's according to Cindy Fedell, the CIO of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust