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BBC iCreate Launched

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We’ve recently received publicity of our work with the BBC on their new iCreate platform. First, with Broadcast: BBC iCreate will allow employees based in London, Bristol, Salford, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow to capture ideas for TV shows which other staff can them comment on. BBC in-house productions chief creative officer Pat Younge said: “Good programming ideas need development, feedback …

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Wazoku on ZDNet

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We’ve been recently featured on ZDNet in an article titled: “Suggestion box 2.0: Startup aims to help turn smart ideas into reality”: Simon Hill, Wazoku chief executive of the London-based company, said one problem with how organisations try to encourage new ideas is that they don’t always get support from senior management early enough, and so fail. “People had been …

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Wazoku in The Guardian

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Founder of Wazoku, Simon Hill, has recently been interviewed by the Guardian discussing how to develop business ideas: Idea management is about bringing structure to the way companies nurture new ideas. Wazoku is a cloud-based software provider that brings this approach down to a startup level. It provides a modern take on the company suggestion box – an easy to …

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Government Spotlight on TechWorld

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Our Government Spotlight solution has been featured on TechWorld: “Everyone in the public sector is aware of the need to save costs and increase efficiencies whilst maintaining the quality of work and improving service delivery – effectively doing more for less,” said Simon Hill, CEO, Wazoku. “That is why Government Spotlight is proving to be such an effective tool. Policy …

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Government Spotlight in G-Cloud on British APCO

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Our Government Spotlight solution and it’s inclusion into the G-cloud market has been announced via the British APCO Journal: “Government Spotlight played a pivotal role in gathering feedback from the public on this key report into mental health and policing in London,” said Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive of Turning Point, the organisation which produced the report, The Independent …

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Our Reaction to George Osborne’s Spending Review

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Today, Chancellor George Osborne  announced cuts of £11.5bn to Government departments in 2015/16 and our reaction has been reported by multiple sources: George Osborne said today that Government spending does not produce sustainable growth, enterprise does. This is true but enterprise needs help and encouragement and whilst there were positive announcements around transport and apprenticeships I saw few signs of …

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Groups and Review Boards

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We’ve recently introduced two new features available on Idea Spotlight: Groups and Review Boards! Groups – Administrators will now be able to add users to a group. Accounts receive an unlimited number of groups and, when they invite users into Idea Spotlight, they can also automatically invite them into specific groups. It’s easy to change which users are in which …

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Hotbed of Innovation on BDaily

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Our founder, Simon Hill, recently wrote an article for BDaily on how to create a hotbed of innovation within your company: The value of innovation and good ideas is increasing all the time. Tough economic conditions means businesses must work harder to differentiate themselves and remain competitive, whilst NESTA (the UK’s innovation agency) stated last year that investment in new …

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Wazoku on Government Technology

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If you haven’t been following us on Twitter, you may not have seen that we’ve been featured on Government Technology for the benefits that Government Spotlight, a version of our Idea Spotlight software, can bring public sectors: Anyone that works in the public sector understands the pressure to improve efficiencies and services with ever-decreasing resources. It’s a traditional challenge for …