IEG4 Insights

How Scottish Councils can protect public services in the face of economic challenges.

Posted by Sally Riley on Jan 8, 2024 3:42:43 PM

`In today's rapidly evolving economic landscape, Scottish Councils stand at a crucial crossroads. Presented with a unique opportunity to both safeguard essential public services whilst supporting their stakeholders amidst financial constraints', IEG4's Business Development Manager Sally Riley discusses what strategies can be considered...

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Topics: digital transformation, automation, service design, channel shift, customerengagement, Innovation

Right To Buy - Complexity made simple with digital transformation

Posted by Jackie Gill on Jan 31, 2022 10:28:11 AM

Enabling a digital approach in response to the Right to Buy scheme offers great potential to simplify the current complex and lengthy process - discusses Jackie Gill, IEG4’s Product Manager

Right to Buy has been a pathway for people living in council-owned properties to purchase their homes since the scheme was passed in the 1980 Housing Act. It offers a more affordable house price and it has proven incredibly popular.

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Topics: digital local government, automation, lgaap, edesigner

Measuring the success of digital services in local government

Posted by Marcus Devaney on Aug 19, 2019 2:29:25 PM

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Isaac Newton penned his Third Law in the year 1687, and it’s fair to say he was not considering its relevance to digital transformation which would happen some 330 years later. But such is the use-case agnostic nature of this law that it very much holds true in the case of digital transformation in the public sector today.

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Topics: digital local government, digital transformation, automation, personalisation, service design, onevu

Councils & Digital 3.0

Posted by John McMahon on Feb 27, 2019 2:57:18 PM

When it comes to the next generation of digital solutions for local government, providing predictive, proactive and personalised information will be key. You could call this the ‘three Ps’ for short or put simply, Digital 3.0. The outcome? A better customer experience and a reduced workload on the Council. But what do we mean by predictive, proactive and personalised?

After installing the iOS 12 beta this summer, I saw a notification alerting me that I should call into a conference call in 12 minutes. Whilst this in itself was not unusual, the fact that the call wasn’t in my calendar was. Puzzled, I skimmed through my emails and could see that there was one where I had been asked to join a call but I hadn’t been sent a meeting invite. Using AI to scan my emails, my phone then predicted that I might want to join this call. There was more to come. When I clicked the aforementioned notification, it dialled the number and inputted the obligatory eight-digit pin and # symbol too. My mind was blown.

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Topics: digital local government, benefits, digital transformation, software, automation, revenues

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