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Governments across the globe are facing unprecedented times and, with them, they’re having to overcome greater challenges. The ability for decision-makers to access accurate, up-to-date data is not just necessary, but essential in these critical moments.

A need for greater insights

In order to be able to understand and anticipate how public services will be affected, the Government needs to be able to obtain real-time insights across the board. Only by leveraging this information, will they be able to implement measures to protect the population and minimise impact in the quickest way possible.

Different public bodies are already capturing relevant data to tackle this global crisis. However, in order to stay one step ahead, the UK Government needs to find an agile way to use this information effectively.

The power of cloud technology

Without a single source of information, there’s a higher risk for inconsistencies across multiple sources, which can slow down the decision-making process during critical times.

By moving to the cloud, Government bodies can collect and share real-time operational data across locations and departments in a more efficient way. Additionally, they will also be able to create dashboards that consolidate and present real-time data, all in one secure location.

Moreover, with access to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies, this information can be analysed quickly in order to provide predictions and develop models that could allow the UK Government to explore the impact that different responses could have.

Data-driven decision making

Providing a real-time ‘single source of truth’ grants decision-makers better visibility into the current situation and how it evolves. This will help them identify additional risks and vulnerable groups, allowing them to focus their attention where it is required the most.

Additionally, with this information, government executives will also be able to ensure that critical resources are allocated into facilities and departments that are at capacity. From being able to quickly devise the right economic measures, to distributing patients across locations to ensure that they can receive medical care rapidly, providing access to the right information, real-time and at any given time, is crucial to minimise the damage caused by this global crisis.

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