As a local authority, Hackney needs technology to help stretch tight budgets and maintain frontline service delivery. This centred on extensive use of Google G Suite to improve collaboration between teams and create a mobile environment.
The London Borough of Hackney is a borough with over 280,000 residents which has undergone a complete transformation over the past 15 years. The borough’s public services, transport and schools have gone from the worst in the country to amongst the best. Hackney is the creative heart of London – home to Tech City, to Hackney Central’s growing fashion district, to the artists, makers and developers of Hackney Wick, and the vibrant nightlife of Dalston.
We wanted to provide our users with modern tools that help them work collaboratively, flexibly and with fewer barriers to getting things done. By working with Ancoris to roll out G Suite to over 4,000 users across our organisation, we have opened up a whole range of new possibilities. Teams are benefitting from seamless collaboration, easy access to their work from any location and device, and are finding that they can work in new ways that just weren’t possible with our previous technologies.
Hackney Council: Empowering 4,000 staff to keep serving their community from home - Interview with Henry Lewis, Head of Platform, Hackney Council