We understand the unique nature of public sector it requirements
Koios have a successful track record of delivery bespoke software, systems and consultancy into the public sector. Having worked with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), International Nuclear Services (INS), Cabinet Office, BBC and as a GCloud approved supplier, we have proved our ability to deliver on time and on budget within heavily regulated public departments.
Koios was an early adopter of the Cabinet Office Digital by Default (DbD) software development lifecycle methodology and has achieved great results in applying this with public sector clients. DbD is based upon 4 key phases:
Discovery. Adopting a collaborative approach with all stakeholders to accurately capture requirements and define project success.
Alpha. Rapid prototyping of proof of concept and minimum viable product iterations including functional and design wireframes to increase the likelihood of project success prior to major software development investment.
Beta. The core build phase of the software service or product.
Live. Testing, documentation and transition from development to live environment deployment.
Enhanced CCS compliant professional indemnity and public liability insurance held
Nuclear Regulatory Authority approved developers
DVA SC and DV security clearances held
Business Process Automation
Koios have a broad range and depth of experience in helping the public sector produce scalable, secure and auditable web applications to automate business processes.
Following Cabinet Office direction relating to reliance on business critical spreadsheets in 2012, we have worked with public sector departments and agencies to migrate complex macro driven spreadsheets with little or no quality assurance into fully deployed web applications.
We have worked with the NHS, Department for Energy and Nuclear industry in this space and have the experience and competence to ensure transformational value from the design, deployment and maintenance of business process web applications.
Legacy to Cloud Transition
We have assisted several public sector organisations with the transition of legacy technology solutions into a cloud environment.
Our teams work closely to develop a full transition and migration solution that will fully cater for risk and business continuity to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) levels of mitigation.
If you are looking to migrate a legacy system to a cloud infrastructure and both improve performance and reduce ongoing costs, we have the experience and credibility to help you achieve your goals.
Complex Databases and Analytics
Koios have years of experience in designing, architecting, deploying, optimising and scaling complex enterprise databases. Having been a key supplier on the initial digital smart meter project with both the Department for Energy and Siemens, we have experience of “big data” long before it was an overused marketing term. We have handled petabyte storage deployments of clustered SQL and Oracle installations and provided near real-time analytics for an energy system recording 34,000,000 data points per day with an initial 3 year backlog of data to import, cleanse and store.
If your department or organisation has a complex data, database or data analytics project, we’d love to be involved and ensure that it results in measurable value to your top level budget (TLB).
Increasingly, the public sector is seeing the advantage of engaging in rapid prototyping (Digital by Default discovery and alpha) projects to decrease uncertainty and increase the surety of requirements and specification prior to committing to expensive and long duration software projects.
At Koios we have been encouraging this approach for a number of years and have a broad experience of facilitating minimal viable product (MVP) developments as part of an ongoing requirements refinement process prior to engaging in major software development projects.
Whilst we adopt a collaborative approach to engaging with all stakeholders in the discovery and scoping phases of a project, we also engage pragmatically with major Government suppliers in the digital supply chain.
We have either worked with or have framework agreements in place with the following major suppliers to the public sector:
HP Enterprise Services (Tier 1 supplier and SME:engage approved)
Capita (Data centre management and deployment)
Koios are an approved GCloud provider with Crown Commercial Services.
As a result, many of our services can be procured via the accelerated and direct GCloud route saving time and money for public sector partners.
Our official GCloud digital marketplace supplier page can be found here.