Paperless, highly secure, process critical solutions
The UK Public Sector year end comes around quickly each year, and you can maximise your sales by offering a range of cost-effective, innovative and proven solutions via Climb. Our vendors cover solutions from migration and Active Directory administration, to database governance and security, and include Flexera, ManageEngine, Quest… to name a few.
Contact our specialists and they can introduce you to the perfect range of solutions to give your customers peace of mind.
The year that the world stopped.
2020 was a challenging year for the public sector, as the education and government corporations were inundated with cyber-attack attempts; some successful. At the end of this financial year, the focus for many organisations is to increase data protection and strengthen processes that can adapt to unpredictable circumstances. This will ensure an increase in productivity with a remote workforce and improve overall daily protection from malicious cyber criminals.
Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021
Gartner has identified that the need for operational resilience and strategic planning across all business functions has never been greater, especially in the Public Sector. After the financial fall-out from 2020, strategic technology needs to be harnessed effectively, boosting the public sector and overall economy.
Gartner has predicted the following key trends in strategic technology in the public sector for 2021:
The internet of behaviours (IoB) is emerging as many technologies capture and use human behaviour as data. For example, IoB (using computer vision) can identify whether employees are wearing masks. To efficiently harness this technology, companies will benefit from cloud storage, an active directory with unrivalled security and back-up and multi-faceted reporting software. This is where Climb’s vendors can help.
Vendors: Flexera | ManageEngine | Quest | Titus
Companies all over the world face more privacy and noncompliance risks than ever before as global data protection legislation matures. Gartner believes that by 2025 organisations will need to implement privacy-enhancing software for processing data in potentially high-risk environments.
Vendors: Netsweeper | Titus | Maytech | Paessler | ABBYY | Corel | SmartDraw
Anywhere operations refers to an IT operating model designed to support customers everywhere, enable employees everywhere and manage the deployment of business services across distributed infrastructures. It is more than simply working from home or interacting with customers virtually – it also delivers unique value-add experiences across five core areas: collaboration and productivity, secure remote access, cloud and edge infrastructure, quantification of the digital experience, and automation to support remote operations.
Vendors: ABBYY | Corel | TechSmith | SmartDraw | SmartBear | MindManager
While the pandemic did not create the need to secure all environments, it has accelerated the proficiency of cyber criminals, with remote working exposing vulnerabilities, making room for human error, and falling victim to phishing attempts. Climb has a host of vendors with industry-leading remote working software, network monitoring and software protection solutions.
Vendors: Flexera | ManageEngine | Netsweeper | Quest | Solarwinds | Paessler | Titus
Companies with static business processes built for efficiency as opposed to flexibility, really struggled in the pandemic, as these rigid processes shattered in the upheaval. An intelligent composable business allows decision-makers to respond better to unpredictable external factors through excellent reporting and analytics.
Vendors: Corel | Flexera | ManageEngine | MindManager | Quest | SmartBear | SmartDraw | TechSmith
Public Sector Solutions from our Vendors
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SmartBear offers public sector organisations cost effective solutions that provide great testing capabilities for applications. Easy to use and implement, these tools give teams the solutions they need to make sure their applications can run 24/7 without interruption, which is especially important in the public sector.
A government agency was looking for a new set of tools for testing API functions and load testing. Their main concerns were usability of the tools and simple access for remote workers. They decided to use SmartBear’s ReadyAPI Test as it’s user-friendly, cost effective solutions that were easy to adapt by their employees and saved them time by automating the creation of service tests.
A federal agency in the US had a new software development project coming up with a limited budget. They were looking for solutions that could retain the capabilities of the previous application testing tools and give the team the agency software development team the ability to view all test cases in one system. They decided on SmartBear TestComplete, which cost a lot less than the old solutions and work with different programming languages and from any browser.
SmartBear offers software tools for development, testing, and operations teams to deliver high quality software. They have solutions for code review, API and UI testing, and monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, equipping the team for every stage of the software cycle.View vendor page
SolarWinds provides IT management and monitoring solutions to numerous public-sector IT challenges, including continuous monitoring, cybersecurity, network operations, compliance, data centre consolidation, cloud computing and mobile workforce and devices.
Network Performance Monitor with Network Traffic Analyzer
The Orion Network Performance Monitor solution by SolarWinds has helped the U.S. Marine Corps to view their network in real-time and proactively troubleshoot issues, saving them time and effort and ensuring that the right data gets to the right people without any issues.
SolarWinds offers value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management challenges – whether those challenges are related to networks, servers, applications, storage or virtualisation. With such a great solution range, it makes putting together packages for your customers really easy, keeping them happy and offering you a great margin.View vendor page
Visually present ideas and information for clear communication and increased productivity within teams. MindManager simplifies the way users process and manage information by turning scattered ideas and data into clear visual maps that are easy to build, organise, evolve and share.
MindManager for Enterprise
A one-stop solution to help teams collaborate more efficiently on projects. MindManager for Enterprise integrates with Microsoft SharePoint, Office and Project to enable team members to operate from a single portal that saves time, prevents redundancy and supports accuracy.
Bringing clarity and structure to plans, projects and processes
MindManager’s technology provides users with software that helps organisations engage and encourage individuals to collaborate visually, think creatively and save time by capturing, organising and communicating ideas and information in a multi-dimensional mind map enabling them to manage information, people and projects - all in one place.View vendor page
The Paessler solution, PRTG, helps public sector organisations to monitor all systems, devices, traffic and applications of their IT infrastructure.
PRTG Network Monitor
For the city of Airdrie it is not just important to maintain and secure networks and contain costs, but they also deal with an added element of urgency as their networks encompass financial and management systems for first responders. They chose PRTG Network Monitor due to its ability to fully address their needs, its highly intuitive, easily customisable and user-friendly interface; the flexibility of its web-based deployment; the number of sensors PRTG offers and its seamless use with mobile devices.
Paessler offer a complete network monitoring solution to provide peace of mind, confidence and convenience at a price businesses can afford. Paessler allows IT departments to monitor their networks with an all-in-one monitoring solution including flow monitoring, unlimited number of remote probes without the need of complex installation or configuration of add-ons.View vendor page
TechSmith offers solutions to create process documentation and training material and help with clear communication across departments and offices. The tools offer cost reductions as training materials only need to be created once and clearer communication saves time.
Snagit is the leading screen capture solution that offers an easy way to edit images, create step-by-step instructions and long-lasting content. It offers tools for clear communication and creating and sharing visuals for training, documentation, marketing, sales and more.
Camtasia gives users the ability to create professional videos that help train, teach and sell without any formal training. Easily enhance videos with easy-to-use editing tools and share them with colleagues, students or clients.
TechSmith is the world’s leading provider of screen capture and recording software providing visual communication solutions for businesses and learning environments. These solutions allow anyone to create custom, reusable images and videos and share information that can’t be put into words.View vendor page
Government organisations use Maytech services to share data with counterparties and to acquire data from external organisations and the public. Data transfer for government and public services Maytech provide a cloud platform that allows secure and reliable data transfer for the public sector.
All Maytech’s government file transfer products feature central administrative controls, full audit trails and end-to-end encryption providing full control and visibility of data for data owners. They comply with international standards including PCI-DSS and EU Data Protection.
Quatrix is an easy-to-use product that enables secure file access, sharing and storage; it provides a full range of features to meet any need. It allows IT leaders to easily comply with data security and compliance standards and adhere to corporate data protection and information security policies – essential in today’s world. Quatrix has simple administration, easy roll-out, easy setup and guaranteed user take up with enterprise-level security standards.
Maytech is a SaaS first company offering a secure cloud file sharing and storage service. The company is organised and aligned in making it simple and secure for organisations to share their data. Simple to evaluate, provision and onboard users, data workflows are controlled from one place reducing data security threats and improving overall enterprise risk management posture.
An ISO:27001 certified company, Maytech’s products are HIPAA compliant for medical data transfers in the US and are GDPR-compliant in the EU. This incorporates centralised administration, full audit trails and granular user control of file sharing permissions.View vendor page
Public Sector organisations often have to work with a limited budget. Corel offers a portfolio of great solutions for the public sector from PDF tools to Graphic Design Programs at an affordable price.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite
The West Haven Police Department uses CorelDRAW to present evidence in court. For them it simplifies their job of presenting evidence in an understandable way to the jury. They use it to show crime scene set ups, change the quality of photos for a photo line-up and fingerprint analysis. They like how intuitive it is to use and are always commanded for their high-quality evidence presentation.
Public Sector organisations departments require a low-cost tool for creating and editing PDF files that doesn’t demand intense user training. PDF Fusion is a simple to use solution that can assemble, edit and create PDFs. It opens more than 100 different file types and can take pages from multiple files and create a single PDF file.
WinZip offers a complete file management, so users can find, open, move and share files from their computer, network or cloud. Easily encrypt files to secure information and data, create read-only PDFs and add watermarks. Share large files by email, cloud-services, social media or instant messaging with WinZip.
WordPerfect is an all-in-one office suite with built-in PDF functionality, SharePoint integration and Microsoft Office compatibility. It delivers the compatibility, power, and affordability organisations in the public sector need to be successful.
Corel offers a range of high-quality, award-winning products that are easy to learn and use, and help people achieve new levels of productivity. From designing graphics to sharing large files and creating documents, Corel offers solutions to increase creativity, productivity and achieve goals.View vendor page
Whether users are spread across buildings, cities, or countries, service delivery can be difficult, to say the least. As public sector institutions begin to fully utilise online self-service options, services need to be available around the clock.
Commit to uninterrupted IT and eliminate the risk of downtime. ManageEngine ensures complete control over your IT infrastructure and helps you deliver the best possible service experience for the public.
ServiceDesk Plus is a game changer in turning IT teams from daily firefighting to delivering awesome customer service. It provides great visibility and central control in dealing with IT issues to ensure that businesses suffer no downtime.
ADSelfService Plus is an integrated self-service Active Directory password management and single sign-on solution. Arguably the industry’s most feature-rich solution, ADSelfService Plus supports both on-premises Active Directory and cloud applications for password management.
ManageEngine simplifies IT management with software solutions that are easy to use, easy to deploy, and easy on your budget – no costly consulting fees or over-priced licences. Offering simple, easy-to-use IT Management products at a price that every business can afford. It is thoughtfully built with SMBs in mind and eventually scales for large businesses.View vendor page
High volumes of paper documents come through public sector organisations including contracts, surveys, tax declarations and voting slips. ABBYY solutions help government organisations move away from the physical paper trail. Achieve the highest levels of security, reliability, scalability and efficiency by automating document driven business processes and eliminating manual labour. With FineReader PDF and FineReader PDF Server, users can compare digital documents for signing contracts or sending out information.
ABBYY FineReader PDF
More than a comprehensive PDF Tool – supported by ABBYY’s extraordinary OCR features, it facilitates seamless digital workflows for documents of different types and origin on every Windows desktop. It provides powerful, yet easy to use tools to access and modify information locked in paper-based documents and PDFs.
ABBYY FineReader PDF Server
A document conversion server that automatically converts paper, images and electronic documents and saves them as compressed archived compliant files, such as PDF and PDF/A, Microsoft Word or other formats. This allows businesses to search the files and use them for long-term retention, collaboration and additional processing.
ABBYY is a global leader in Content IQ – a new class of technologies that helps the digital workforce to understand and interpret enterprise content.
Their offering enables the digital workforce with the necessary skills and understanding to make intelligent business decisions. Solutions such as FineReader PDF 15, FineReader Server and FineReader Pro help your customers to optimise business processes, reduce risk, accelerate decision-making and increase revenue.View vendor page
Flexera is an industry-leading vendor in market research for migration, cyber security and patching vulnerabilities through the acquisition of Secunia in 2015. The nature of the public sector budget allocation means that every penny must be spent wisely while ensuring the highest levels of security and expertise. Flexera’s products ensure automated software management from monitoring to installing, updating, and patching.
The City of Oklahoma chose AdminStudio to automate application readiness for application migrations. The local government organisation saved time and reduced costs to prepare applications for migration. Packaging time was cut from 50-man hours to two – more than a 95% reduction in man hours per application. This translates roughly to $1,300 savings in staff time for each application, and $97,000 for their entire Windows Migration. AdminStudio also automated the process to convert applications to the App-V format.
Software Vulnerability Manager
Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Management tools allows North East Lincolnshire Council to do more with its limited resources giving their IT department complete visibility over the applications that are in use and their vulnerabilities. As a result, it was possible to identify which applications needed to be patched and which should be completely removed. SVM can benefit all public sector companies by cutting costs usually allocated to manually updating and patching software, freeing up budget to be allocated elsewhere.
Flexera delivers IT management solutions that enable enterprises to accelerate the return on their technology investments. They help organisations inform their IT with total visibility into complex hybrid ecosystems, so they can transform their IT by rightsizing across all platforms, reallocating spend, reducing risk and charting the most effective path to the cloud.
In 2020 they introduced a separate entity for their software licensing and compliance division – Revenera.View vendor page
State and local government IT departments face pressure to do more with less. Agencies focus on consolidating and migrating legacy systems, staying ahead of cybersecurity threats and maintaining compliance. Keeping critical systems for public safety running 24/7 is another priority.
Quest solutions can help Public Sector organisations overcome the limitations of native tools by automating and simplifying security, management and migration in your Microsoft and database environments.
Active Directory security
Secure on-premises or hybrid Active Directory environments with Quest solutions that help assess permissions continuously to identify threats, detect and alert on suspicious activity, remediate and mitigate unauthorised actions and investigate and recover from cybersecurity breaches.
Governance, Risk and Compliance
Quest solutions for public sector can help continually assess, monitor, govern and control Microsoft systems. Ensure visibility into an environment, simplify compliance reporting, and automate processes to reduce the risk of data breaches, failed audits and system downtime.
Microsoft Migration and Consolidation
With resource and budget constraints, as well as the risks and limitations of legacy infrastructure, public sector organisations need a cost-efficient platform that reduces their IT footprint and improves security posture. Quest’s solutions ensure a ZeroIMPACT migration for Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Office 365. Simplify and automate migration tasks so projects can finish faster while minimising the costs, risk and disruption to users.
Quest creates software solutions that make the benefits of new technology real in an increasingly complex IT landscape. From database and systems management to Active Directory and Office 365 management, and cyber security resilience, Quest helps customers solve their next IT challenge now. Quest Software - where next meets now.View vendor page