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  • Amber Rudd

Rudd, Truss and joined-up justice ICT

Joined-up justice is a rallying call that many in the sector’s technology community will recognise both as an ideal – we’d all support a seamless transition from investigation to disposal – and as a source of frustration. When the MoJ and the Home Office both have a stake, projects and programmes run slowly. The new government offers potential for change, and there are a number of areas which police CIOs and the industry […]

July 15th, 2016|
  • Curtis Green

Thoughts on the Met integrated Policing System

The Met is finally out for MiPS: an integrated case, custody, intelligence and investigation system. Three bidders will fight it out, and the rest of the sector should watch closely. Here are six points for the police ICT community to bear in mind as the procurement unfolds.

Delayered gratification

This is high risk stuff, at the sharp end of technology-led transformation. The MPS wants the MiPS solution […]

April 8th, 2016|
  • Sanctuary

View from the summit

Theresa May calls it “gritty and unglamorous”, but police ICT reformers have built a solid framework for consensus.

The seniority of the speaker panel, and the appetite for places, at its summit last week showed that the Police ICT Company has found its footing fast. There’s a joined-up and consistent story on harmonising police technology, and the new organisation is accepted as central to achieving police service aim […]

February 3rd, 2016|

Our services

Vigilant Research offers a partnership service designed for firms which sell technology into the UK policing and justice sector. Partners can access a comprehensive mix of advisory support, research and targeted promotion, tailored to the Digital Policing Review programme. Get in touch for more information about partnering or one-off support.

Partnership Package

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About us

Vigilant Research is managed and delivered by Stephen Roberts, supported by experienced associates.

Stephen was MD and research chief of Kable from 2008 to 2015, supporting public sector teams across the UK technology industry. As the leading commentator on ICT spend and supplier choices in public sector organisations, he has developed an unrivalled understanding of the factors which drive and constrain digital investment in public bodies.

Prior to his time at Kable, Stephen was a market and competitive intelligence specialist, managing research programmes for Vodafone, Microsoft and BT. He has also worked across the business information sector as a conference producer and as a publisher of magazines and yearbooks.

Work with us

If you’d like to be a Vigilant Research associate, please get in touch. We’re particularly interested in expert data analysts and designers with availability in the spring of 2016 for work on the Digital Policing Review.