MetaCompliance has secured a significant new contract with Exeter City, Teignbridge and East Devon Councils as they prepare to merge their ICT services to improve council efficiency.
The eagerly anticipated collaboration of ICT services among the three neighbouring councils, now recognised as ‘Strata Service Solutions Ltd’, will be highly beneficial in terms of shared software, communication of policies and enforcing participation of policy compliance and training amongst staff. This will be highly beneficial to the council as they seek to implement ICT processes and best practice as well as providing a substantial saving of up to £6 million over the next ten years.
As the leading provider of policy management and information security awareness technologies, MetaCompliance has an important role to play within the ICT merger. The operations and processes surrounding compliance awareness and engagement will no longer be out of sync due to the implementation of a coordinated approach supported by automated communications. This will be achieved using MetaCompliance software that will enable Strata to build a strong security culture through consistent communication of corporate policies, combined with learning and engagement tactics as well as refresher training. The software has unrivalled capabilities and functionality and will be a powerful strategic tool for the shared services, paving the way for the three council authorities to consistently achieve a high compliance rate.
Speaking about this exciting new development, Paul Bacon, Senior Security Analyst for East Devon District Council – Strata said, “we chose MetaCompliance to assist us with the delivery key policy information to our three customer organisations throughout Devon. We will use it primarily for Information Security Policy information awareness, and also for other organisation policy areas”.
MetaCompliance software suite will be adopted to engage staff and reinforce the understanding of corporate policies. This will be achieved through tried and tested methods with regular review reports providing an in-depth insight into the absorption of information amongst staff. Commenting on the decision to incorporate MetaCompliance software as part of the ICT merger, Paul further stated, “whist we have an existing solution for two of our customers, we felt that MetaCompliance would provide a better solution for all of us”.
MetaCompliance look forward to working with Strata, through assisting with the creation of a culture that places great emphasis on Information Security and aiding the communication of corporate policies whilst ensuring employee engagement. The streamlined, user-friendly approach that MetaCompliance will deliver and implement will be a radical change to the inefficient and ad-hoc conventional methods previously employed by the three separate council authorities.
Commenting on the councils decision to select MetaCompliance ahead of an existing installed competitor Mr. Robert Pickett head of Development for the public sector said "our software has been developed for the complications associated with real life implementation of a policy management system. This is particularly true when a number of public sector organisations merge together as in this case."