SLOUGH, England, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Open Source Framework Provides Fast Start Programme and Advocates PSN as Marketplace for ICT Service Users and Service Providers
International solutions provider, Logicalis (http://www.uk.logicalis.com/ ), today published its Public Sector Network (PSN) Delivery Framework, bringing its unique experience in delivering large scale PSN projects into the public domain and helping public sector organisations to accelerate shared service communications projects, the critical first steps for frontline service and back office ICT consolidation.
Logicalis' PSN Delivery Framework ( http://www.uk.logicalis.com/solutions-and-services/public-sector-solutions/psn-delivery-framework.aspx) provides substantial detail on the key elements of a successful PSN, from project inception to ongoing service delivery and operations, and highlights the necessary stages and key stakeholders required to make these complex, but now critical, shared communications services succeed.
"In publishing this document, Logicalis has taken the bold step of releasing substantial intellectual property around PSN into the open market," commented Tom Kelly, MD of Logicalis UK.
"As we move into 2011, it is vital that the public sector and ICT partners engage differently. Logicalis' openness is in the spirit of true partnership with the UK public sector and I believe that bringing our experience into the public domain will help those organisations in the early stages of initiating a PSN programme move forward more quickly and confidently. We can enable Local Authorities, Police services, health providers, and educators to spend together and save together, and help preserve funding in frontline services by transforming and reducing the cost and complexity of the back office."
Logicalis believes there are six critical PSN programme challenges for public sector stakeholders and service providers;
- Governance - creating and maintaining security and trust between all parties - Goal Architectures - a solution fit for today that encourages not inhibits future change - Collaborative Procurement and Funding - buying and saving together at best value - Transition and Deployment - leveraging existing investments in diverse infrastructures - Service Management and Reporting - collective improvement of services - People, Politics, and Policy - stakeholder engagement and project momentum.
Logicalis' PSN Delivery Framework provides a comprehensive overview to achieving a successful, operational PSN programme, and is as relevant to a Chief Executive as it is to a Chief Information Officer.
"In this new era of public sector, where disparate and historically disconnected organisations will dynamically come together around shared service delivery, PSN is a fundamental platform," said Chris Gabriel, Director of Solutions and Marketing at Logicalis UK.
"But, although 20-40% savings can be realised through connectivity consolidation, PSN isn't merely about cutting communications costs. PSN will allow Chief Executives or politicians to make policy decisions about service change or dramatic consolidation with an understanding that their organisations can work together on the frontline or in the back office. Consolidating frontline services or data centres is not a trivial exercise, but without a PSN it is nearly impossible to achieve at all, and certainly not at the speed and the scale required under the current economic conditions. PSN is a successful, flagship project to emerge from the Cabinet Office, and we intend to educate and encourage colleagues working in the public sector by spreading our knowledge as widely as possible."
A core principle of Logicalis' PSN framework is to advocate a new approach, urging government to think of PSN as a marketplace for ICT service users and service providers, creating new eco-systems of partnership, and dramatically altering the public sector ICT landscape. PSN will cut communication costs, and act as a multiplication agent for savings elsewhere; from data centre consolidation, use of open source software, through to aggregation of local and regional ICT demand.
Logicalis' PSN Delivery Framework is freely available for download here (http://www.uk.logicalis.com/solutions-and-services/public-sector-solutions/psn-delivery-framework.aspx), or from http://www.uk.logicalis.com/solutions-and-services/public-sector-solutions/psn-delivery-framework.aspx
To accompany its PSN Delivery Framework, Logicalis will be running a series of open door workshops across the UK from February 2011.
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Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges.
For more information, visit http://www.uk.logicalis.com.
SOURCE Logicalis UK