Guest post by Mary Phillips
Following an initial proof of concept phase, Diegesis, an independent business technology and IT systems integration company, has been awarded a managed services contract by the Office for National Statistics under the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 framework.
The two-year agreement will see Diegesis support and maintain ONS’s existing Ingres/Actian-X systems written in Applications-By-Forms (ABF) and OpenROAD while maintaining business as usual (BAU) during the organisation’s critical period of IT transition.
The programme requires Diegesis to provide a team of experienced, skilled staff requiring government security clearance to support a number of systems that collect and process data for a variety of surveys conducted by the ONS.
Diegesis will carry out a comprehensive range of activities including essential support and maintenance of operational systems, responding to service desk requests and providing updates to existing systems to help meet strategic and legislative changes. The Diegesis team will be monitored and measured against ONS-defined KPIs.
Nick Denning, Diegesis CEO (above), said: “We were chosen for our experience of Actian and our commitment to meeting the high levels of quality and good governance required by ONS. Our strong sense of accountability, openness and willingness to share knowledge closely matches ONS’s requirement for responsible teamwork.
This is a hugely exciting project for Diegesis that showcases our capabilities and skills in this technology and we look forward to working with ONS to deliver a successful IT transition and management of systems with minimal risk and to meeting our commitments to improve quality, efficiency and to reduce operational costs.”
Diegesis staff have worked on Ingres projects over the past 30 years. They have established a solid reputation as specialists in relational database technology, all aspects of integration and in data analytics particularly in the government sector including Ingres/Actian-X IBM DB2, MariaDB and SQL server.
Today, the company applies its expertise to removing the operational business support risks to enterprises using the Ingres database and applications written with these tools.
Diegesis also helps organisations refactor and service-enable this reliable and trusted code and then develop replacement web front ends to invoke these services. Diegesis works closely with customers to deliver a robust, responsive and sustainable business as usual (BAU) framework from day one, at reduced cost.
It can also integrate with an organisation’s existing consulting team to maximise resources and results. For more information visit here
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