FCO Services’ ability to problem solve by working smarter through innovation was recognised at The Way We Work awards held at the BT Tower in London, where our Translation and Interpreting team were shortlisted for adopting our secure Cirrus 360 technology.
The awards, sponsored by BT and Cisco, celebrated the very best in smart working across the civil service and looked for the innovative use of technology to create a more flexible and adaptable workforce. This is exactly what we did.
By using Cirrus360, we made sure that our specialist language translators could securely carry out their work remotely. Previously, the unclassified internet restricted both the type and volume of materials they could receive. This impacted directly on the work they could be tasked with and resulted in unscheduled trips to the office to find a secure environment.
The introduction of Cirrus360 completely removed these limitations and staff can now work at home in exactly the same way as they would in the office. Our nomination reflects our ability to transform working environments with a focus on workplaces, flexible working, and improved IT.
Hosted by our secure cloud platform, Cirrus 360 brings together government grade security with familiar Microsoft desktop applications, communication and collaboration tools creating a complete IT solution for the public sector worker.
Danny Payne, Chief Executive FCO Services, said;
“Whether based north, south, east or west, we employ the best language experts to deliver our specialist government translation service.
“Through our secure IT solution we have made sure translators have the technology to work from remote locations. In a recent staff survey, 100 percent said they had the tools they needed to do the job effectively.
“Being nominated for a TW3 award is a clear indication that Cirrus360 is vital to smarter working. Our technology has improved flexibility and team moral, this benefits our service delivery to our valued customers.”
Danny Payne CEO (centre) with representatives from Translation and Interpreting team and Technology team.