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Rapid Prototyping for Better Services

Rapid Prototyping for Better Services

  Decide, quickly, whether your idea is worth designing and building. Technology is faster than ever before. ...

Accelerate the digital transformation journey

Accelerate the digital transformation journey

Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions offers public sector leaders some thoughts on how to accelerate their digital ...

Making good on a commitment

Making good on a commitment

A big shout out to everyone who made OneTeamGovGlobal such a success At the recent, brilliant #OneTeamGov ...

Rainmaker expands into US, appoints Patrick Andersson as country MD

Rainmaker expands into US, appoints Patrick Andersson as country MD

  Patrick Andersson, US Managing Director Rainmaker Solutions is expanding into the United States and has ...

MTB legend Christoph Sauser to race the inaugural Rainmaker Rollercoaster

MTB legend Christoph Sauser to race the inaugural Rainmaker Rollercoaster

Photo Michal Cerveny The world’s best known MTBer, Christoph Sauser, will be competing at the Rainmaker ...

The Rainmaker Rollercoaster is coming…

The Rainmaker Rollercoaster is coming…

Stage 2: Swellendam to Swellendam (57km/1150m) The Rainmaker RollerCoaster, the world’s first seven-day point to ...

Toby Gutteridge | Bravery

Toby Gutteridge | Bravery

This interview featured on Forces TV on 7 February 2018 “I was given a second chance in life and I want to use it ...

Ofsted’s Electronic Evidence Gathering

Ofsted’s Electronic Evidence Gathering

It’s fantastic to be helping Ofsted inspectors work more effectively by making best use of available technology. ...

Newham Council makes progress on its digital journey

Newham Council makes progress on its digital journey

Great to be part of helping Newham London transform how they deliver services for residents. Here, Simon Putnam, ...

Digital as a catalyst

Digital as a catalyst

Rainmaker is supporting Newham Council as it transforms its services for the digital age. Here, Client Lead, Steve ...

Your Business is on Crack

Your Business is on Crack

How I.T. has you hooked on all the wrong things This is a bold statement and I’m sure you will immediately deny it.

How to disaggregate in 18 months

How to disaggregate in 18 months

  This opinion piece featured in PublicTechnology.net on 14 December 2017 Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions

How CEOs and DGs can realise the opportunities in a post-EU Exit world

How CEOs and DGs can realise the opportunities in a post-EU Exit world

Rainmaker Solutions chief executive, Jan Joubert, argues that to truly thrive in the uncertain post EU-Exit world, ...

Rainmaker ambassador wins Pride of Birmingham award

Rainmaker ambassador wins Pride of Birmingham award

It’s fantastic to be helping Ofsted inspectors work more effectively by making best use of available technology. ...

Diversity — the importance of being weird and wired

Diversity — the importance of being weird and wired

Ever wondered what goes into a company video production? At Rainmaker, we deliver transformation. And ...

The Food Standards Agency’s Digital Transformation

The Food Standards Agency’s Digital Transformation

At the recent, brilliant #OneTeamGov Global unconference on 16 July, Rainmaker’s Head of Public Sector, Mark ...

Croydon Council appoints Rainmaker as transformation partner

Croydon Council appoints Rainmaker as transformation partner

Croydon Council has appointed Rainmaker as its strategic partner for the ‘Good to Great’ multi-sourcing programme ...

Rainmaker announces support for young riders and future entrepreneurs in South Africa

Rainmaker announces support for young riders and future entrepreneurs in South Africa

Rainmaker Solutions is delighted to announce its support for the Team Bäckstedt HotChillee Development Rider ...

IT WEB: Is your business hooked on bad IT?

IT WEB: Is your business hooked on bad IT?

Boards have always challenged the spiralling costs of IT. They question the five-year cycle of transformation that ...

Rainmaker ambassador breaks world record

Rainmaker ambassador breaks world record

Hear James’ inspirational story at TEDx St Andrews University Rainmaker Ambassador, James Golding, has claimed ...

Rainmaker expands South African operations

Rainmaker expands South African operations

Ross Moody (far right) with Rainmaker colleagues Moody, with his in-depth market knowledge and vast industry ...

Physician heal thyself

Physician heal thyself

Like many of you, I am a massive fan of the NHS. It is certainly the finest public health service in the world, ...

Buffalo Foundation fundraiser gives hope to South African children

Buffalo Foundation fundraiser gives hope to South African children

The Buffalo Foundation’s recent day of giving to support Kwano Cycling Academy has been featured in Knysna-Plett ...

The Sunday Times Raconteur: Stamp out archaic practices

The Sunday Times Raconteur: Stamp out archaic practices

The financial services sector has become dependent on spending vast amounts of money with large consultancies and ...

Buffalo Foundation Day of Giving

Buffalo Foundation Day of Giving

This article featured in Government Computing on 11 January 2018 Rainmaker’s charitable foundation, the Buffalo ...

Rainmaker completes acquisition of the Resourcing Hub

Rainmaker completes acquisition of the Resourcing Hub

Rainmaker completes acquisition of the Resourcing Hub Rainmaker has completed the acquisition of the Resourcing ...

Your business is on crack

Your business is on crack

This is a bold statement and I’m sure you will immediately deny it. However, how else can you explain your ...

5 lessons for senior leaders frustrated with the status-quo

5 lessons for senior leaders frustrated with the status-quo

All great leaders — whether private or public sector — have these three questions on their lips right now: “What do

Manage outcomes, not people

Manage outcomes, not people

Successful delivery is about people. As we all know an organisation can have the best and most innovative ideas, ...

? Welcome to the conversation ?

? Welcome to the conversation ?

We can create custom emoji for Rainmaker, and our clients in Slack Digital transformation isn’t just about ...

Time for rehab

Time for rehab

Did “Your business is on crack” or “Addicted to poor IT” strike a chord but leave you wondering so what next? How ...

TURNING VISION INTO A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PLAN

TURNING VISION INTO A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PLAN

Our platform, Wemvula, makes it easy to understand the WHY of service components and projects and to visualise and ...

Special Boat Service Association charity gala dinner

Special Boat Service Association charity gala dinner

On behalf of Rainmaker, I’d like to thank you for your support. For those who were able to join us, I hope you ...

New in The Times: Why is tech transformation in the public sector slowing down?

New in The Times: Why is tech transformation in the public sector slowing down?

GDS must continue to have confidence in, as well as champion, agile and iterative ways of working. It must have the

New Raconteur Article: Adaptable technology for the UK’s future

New Raconteur Article: Adaptable technology for the UK’s future

"We are only scratching the surface when it comes to digital transformation"   Jan Joubert, CEO of Rainmaker. ...

Designing a new digital service

Designing a new digital service

Aware of Rainmaker’s broad experience providing digital solutions within Government departments, DIT approached us ...

Mobilising the Food Standards Agency’s multi-supplier strategy

Mobilising the Food Standards Agency’s multi-supplier strategy

Historically, public sector organisations, including the FSA, have implemented single source models for their ICT ...

Setting the vision for HS2’s digital strategy

Setting the vision for HS2’s digital strategy

High Speed Two (HS2) grew rapidly throughout 2015 as they progressed through the House of Commons legislative ...

Crafting a needs-based digital ecosystem at the heart of HS2

Crafting a needs-based digital ecosystem at the heart of HS2

With 2026 slated for the first live trains on our country’s new high speed rail network the tricky, but genuinely ...

How we helped HS2 succeed by design

How we helped HS2 succeed by design

One challenge High Speed Two (HS2) were facing was that rapid growth meant they didn’t have a clear picture of ...

Funding transformation part 3: Identifying the opportunities

Funding transformation part 3: Identifying the opportunities

Here, I take a closer look at how to understand your current spending in order to spot opportunities and deliver ...

Funding transformation part 2: Foundations for a savings programme

Funding transformation part 2: Foundations for a savings programme

I outline the foundations that you need to put in place for a savings project to be successful. I’ll also offer ...

Funding transformation part 1: the starting point

Funding transformation part 1: the starting point

Identifying the ‘fat’ in old, large supplier contracts and renegotiating to free up savings removes some of the ...

How to create excellent digital services around user needs

How to create excellent digital services around user needs

In a unique, cross department development, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Transformation at pace — the strategy is delivery

Transformation at pace — the strategy is delivery

In any organisation undergoing a change in strategy you need a clear, easily articulated vision. Everybody has to ...

Chris Chant on Digital Transformation

Chris Chant on Digital Transformation

Chris Chant has long been one of the most controversial voices in public sector IT. Formerly executive director of ...

Leaders ‘don’t understand the revolution’

Leaders ‘don’t understand the revolution’

Old attitudes still dominate the thinking of many public sector leaders, who fail to grasp the revolutionary ...

Time to ‘tell it like it is’ says G-Cloud founder

Time to ‘tell it like it is’ says G-Cloud founder

Chant says there are two important things to remember about ‘working out loud’: it helps others to be brave enough ...

Digital transformation: tips for getting started

Digital transformation: tips for getting started

For public sector bodies seeking to transform their organisation with efficiency-boosting digital services and new ...

Working out loud in Local Government

Working out loud in Local Government

The new model of local government digital transformation requires a completely new way of working. And for that ...

Data Security, User Need

Data Security, User Need

This article is part of a monthly blog series from Chris Chant, who, as the former Executive Director of the ...

Exploiting the cloud — a how-to guide

Exploiting the cloud — a how-to guide

This article is part of a monthly blog series from Chris Chant, who was responsible for setting the strategy for ...

Working out loud: Constant Evolution

Working out loud: Constant Evolution

Most IT models of the past have a bad reputation for being lengthy, expensive, and out of pace with the rapid ...

G-Cloud and Security

G-Cloud and Security

This article is part of a monthly blog series from Chris Chant, who was responsible for setting the strategy for ...

BBC article lacked understanding of G-Cloud and its benefits to the public sector and beyond

BBC article lacked understanding of G-Cloud and its benefits to the public sector and beyond

This article is part of a monthly blog series from Chris Chant, who was responsible for setting the strategy for ...

The look and feel of modern procurement

The look and feel of modern procurement

The first in a monthly blog series from Chris Chant, who was responsible for setting the strategy for the use of ...

Two years after ‘unacceptable’ — the state of government IT today

Two years after ‘unacceptable’ — the state of government IT today

Retiring from the civil service allows you a certain leeway. In the months leading up to my retirement two years ...

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