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Milton Keynes Dons New Technology

17 July 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Milton Keynes Council has opted for technology to power its Future Working Programme to achieve greater flexibility with its staff.

This technology the local authority uses is from Globo and is aimed to result in significant savings and improve efficiency while keeping data on mobile devices 100% secure.

Globo’s system is currently deployed to around 300 devices with plans to reach 1,100 devices used by staff and council members. Planned additional capabilities enabled by mobile apps will result in this introduction being further extended.

The new set up provides Milton Keynes Council with mobility management, a mobile app development platform and custom apps. The aim is to enable flexible work at home or in the field, freeing costly office space, eliminating paperwork and improving efficiency through real-time data capture.

“By enabling people to work in an agile way we’re looking at a seven to 10 desktop ratio – seven desks for every 10 staff which they share through hot-desking,” explained Paul Wheeler, Head of IT Strategic Development Milton Keynes Council. “The initiative will play a key role in maintaining services to the town’s growing population in the face of pressure on resources that, in turn, means less office space overhead and the closure of one major office.”

Another crucial factor for Milton Keynes Council cited by Mr Wheeler, was Globo’s ability to keep personal and corporate data on devices separate and also its remote erase capability. Both were seen as vital to meet strict governance and data protection requirements, e.g. the specific needs of elected council members.

Picture: Paul Wheeler, Head of IT Strategic Development Milton Keynes Council – using the Globo system is 'enabling people to work in an agile way'

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 17 July 2015


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