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Smart, Connected Government

Oracle Cloud is the first and only true sovereign cloud dedicated to UK Government.

Central Government Transformation

Modernise and Innovate

Cloud-first is the lead option for smart, connected central government. The agile and adaptive Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is pre-built for forward-thinking government departments demanding secure, high performance computing with easy migration of legacy on-premises applications to the cloud.

Agile, Connected Services

You need to be ready for what comes next. The agile, connected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure puts innovation at the heart of your modern public services delivery. By becoming intelligent and integral, you can gain important insights, adapt at pace, compete for top talent, and connect with the citizens that you serve.

A Trusted, Secure Digital Infrastructure

Data is the foundation to every aspect of your operations. The security-first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure applies rigorous organisational, architectural, and operational security to ensure you meet government compliance, data governance, and regulatory mandates with less risk and at lower cost.

Built for the Future

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and applications put modern technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) at the heart of your operations. With agility on your side, you can adapt more quickly to tomorrow’s change, liberate resources to focus on innovation, and concentrate on what matters most: delivering exceptional, value-based service to citizens.

Operational Efficiency

Connect and automate critical central government processes across finance, HR, and procurement using a unified, agile, and adaptive Oracle cloud solution. Liberate resources to increase productivity, focus on front-line services, and connect more closely with the citizens that you serve.

Better Informed Financial Decisions

Too often, finance is focused on routine tasks like transaction processing, when it should be a strategic partner to modern central government services delivery. Oracle takes your finance function into the future, automating processing and insights, releasing resources for financial analysis and planning, accelerating the financial close, and improving operational decision-making.

Make Work More Human

Connect every central government HR process – including talent management, workforce management, and payroll. Create the experiences your teams expect, using familiar technologies that empower them to do their best work. Help them engage more easily with HR, with self-service innovations such as a voice-based user interface and digital assistants.

Take Control of Procurement

Your organisation is responsible for some of the highest levels of spend in the economy. Oracle can help you maintain efficient control of procurement and the supply chain, with a single, centralised procure-to-pay platform. Achieve complete procurement visibility, automate authorisations, and analyse spending patterns to negotiate better terms and pricing.

Enabling the Frontline

Rising citizen expectations and economic challenges are driving central government to rethink frontline public services delivery. Modern, connected, digital public services enable your agency to better engage with citizens, create near real-time insights, and manage the effective and efficient execution of services.

Access to More Services

Today’s citizens expect their digital public services engagement to mirror their experience in the private sector. With Oracle you can deliver fast, intuitive, self-service government. Mine all your available data, predict moments of need using modern technologies like AI, and engage customers at the right time through the right channel to exceed their expectations.

Understand More

Gather everything you know about your citizen into a single profile to personalise every aspect of their modern public services experience. Deliver tailored content and communications through an agile asset hub and an intelligent content management platform.

Smarter Decisions

You want your central government decisions to be informed by data-driven insights. But how do you determine what data is valuable and what’s just noise? Oracle gives you comprehensive business intelligence with embedded machine learning and AI, so you can trust your data to support smarter predictions and better citizen outcomes.

Optimise Data Investments

Imagine putting all of the data accumulating across your government agency to work. Thanks to emerging technologies, such as AI, machine learning, and cloud, you can. Only Oracle embeds data and intelligence across all areas of the organisation and IT stack. Oracle applications all share the same data model so data flows freely across all your processes, enabling shared, informed insights across your public sector agency.

Manage Big Data Analytics

Your government agency deals in data of vast volumes, variety, and velocity. And with Oracle, you can advance your agency’s analytical capabilities. With automated lifecycle management and one-click security, Big Data Cloud is designed to optimally and securely run a wide variety of big data workloads and technologies while simplifying operations.

Ensure Cloud Sovereignty

The new Oracle Dual-Region government cloud is the first and only true sovereign cloud dedicated to UK central government and defence. Designed in collaboration with multiple UK government and defence ministries, the UK Dual-Region goes beyond data protection, delivering the trusted cloud infrastructure you need to accelerate digital change and innovate at the pace of industry.

Ensuring Cloud Sovereignty; Beyond Protecting Data

The new Oracle Dual-Region government cloud is aligned to the cloud security principles outlined by the National Cyber Security Centre. The two UK-based data regions are built on a highly resilient network, offering robust disaster recovery capabilities and infrastructure that provides full support for enterprise-grade OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE workloads.

A centralised, security-cleared, UK-based operations team, aligned to the government Secure Remote Support model, ensures expert, rapid issue escalation and resolution, without compromising the integrity of the sovereign model.

High Resilience, Disaster Recovery, and Security

The two paired regions are connected via a highly resilient, private high-speed backbone. The operations and network connections are isolated from other commercial worldwide Oracle Cloud regions.

Based on Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture, the Dual-Region government cloud offers disaster recovery and high resilience outside of a single blast zone without any security and compliance degradation.

Delivering Great Value, Faster

UK Government & Defence departments can take advantage of the sovereignty and security without incurring additional premiums for infrastructure services. Oracle offers global pricing for all data centres worldwide, whereby commercial and government cloud infrastructure pricing remains common, low, and predictable.

The new Oracle Dual-Region government cloud is available from various sources to streamline procurement, including system integrators and reseller partners, the G-Cloud CCS Framework, and The Memorandum of Understanding.

Our Customers

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Katy Harding, Associate Director, Finance and Commercial, Ofqual

“Ofqual is a £20 million public sector organisation – we never thought we could afford an application like Oracle Cloud. We were wrong. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made.”

“Life in the cloud is lovely. The journey doesn’t stop – we are on a continual path to improvement.”
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Hamant Bharadia, Assistant Director of Finance, Lambeth Council

“We moved to Oracle Cloud two years ago to standardise and simplify processes across the Council. We are now creating a digital network within which emerging local businesses can thrive.”

“We are using data analytics to better understand how our services are delivered, with a focus on continual improvement.”

“One of the reasons for moving to Oracle Cloud was to take out many of the customisations from our on-premise environment. Now, when new hires join the Council, everything is standardised. There are fewer processes to learn so managers and staff can devote more time to supporting residents’ needs.”

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Imre Berger, Professor and Director, University of Bristol

“Our ambition is to create a platform to react quickly to disease, which involves the creation of terabytes of imaging data. Using Oracle Cloud, we can distribute the data across multiple processors and get results in a fraction of the time of a traditional on-premise system.”

Royal Holloway

Saswata Hier-Majumder, Reader in Geophysics, Royal Holloway, University of London

“Using the Oracle Cloud, we can simulate carbon capture sequestration scenarios, address complex environmental problems, and drive meaningful change in the world.”

Royal Holloway, University of London

Simplify, Standardise, and Execute your Evolution to Cloud

Oracle is the only company that provides a comprehensive set of cloud choices—including public cloud, Cloud@Customer, and on-premises—so you can choose the solution that’s right for your organization.

Oracle Software as a Service

Oracle offers a wide range of cloud-based application services, or software as a service (SaaS). These services are ready to use solutions to meet your mission needs. They enable organizations to automate a variety of business functions, including human resources operations, enterprise planning, financial management, supply chain management, and more.

Oracle Platform as a Service

Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) supports the Oracle Cloud Database, and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. It also includes Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry for Docker Containers, digital assistants, and more.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) lets you quickly create and manage full-featured Oracle database systems in the Cloud. Oracle cloud Infrastructure offers single-node DB systems on either bare metal or virtual machines, and 2-node RAC DB systems on virtual machines. Oracle OCI is the only off-premises Government to support Oracle RAC.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) supports defence and central government Cloud fit for purpose requirements providing higher performance with lower total cost of ownership than on-premises and other cloud providers for compute workloads for Oracle Middleware, analytics, application, and general workloads.

Governments can use this model to shift some or all of their use of on-premises or collocated datacenter infrastructure to the cloud, where it is owned and managed by Oracle. These infrastructure elements include compute, network, and storage hardware as well as other components and software.

Oracle fit for purpose application deployment on Oracle OCI includes support for PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Siebel, and Hyperion. These can be deployed to OCI.

Technology for Government Cloud Innovation

Oracle Analytics Server deployed in OCI Compute brings the modern, industry-leading capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud to customers requiring on-premises deployments. Agencies can now leverage augmented analytics with AI/ML capabilities and world-class data discovery capabilities.

Oracle Blockchain products deployed in OCI Compute allows customers to set up an enhanced Hyperledger Fabric, member-governed blockchain for secure, real-time data sharing, and trusted transactions among business partners. Start developing and deploying smart contract applications in minutes.

Oracle Identity and Access Management can be federated with Oracle Government and DoD Cloud Regions.

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