Neil Anderson re-joined Sopra last week as a Principal Open Source Architect for Scotland. This appointment will help us meet the growing demand for Open Source solutions both in Scotland and across the UK. Sopra has been leveraging Open Source software to deliver business solutions for many years and, whilst working with Open Standards, is delivering the flexibility, collaboration, sharing and "best of breed" solutions that the public sector demands.
"I'm delighted to have Neil back on the team. His experience and knowledge will really help us to design and deliver better Open Source Solutions to our Public Sector Clients and grow our capability in Scotland," Alison McLaughlin, Head of Public Sector, Industry & Services, Sopra.
Sopra's large network of experts, works with and contributes to, a range of community projects and enterprise products. This is supported by our partnerships with leading enterprise vendors, including Red Hat and Alfresco and our commitment to healthy, reciprocal relationships with the open source communities that we work with.
"Collaboration is a fundamental part of the open source approach to developing software and the benefits it offers the public sector. At Red Hat we view collaborations as business enablers and over the years we have established a vibrant ecosystem of partners around the globe building, selling and implementing award-winning customer solutions using Red Hat technology. Sopra is both well-placed and among good company," Jayne Handley, Head of Partner and Alliances, UKI, Red Hat.
Sopra has been supporting the Scottish Public Sector for over twenty five years and has a workforce of over 1000 across the UK with 350 people based in Scotland; 300 of those are in Edinburgh. We remain committed to delivering efficiency-led change at strategic, business and technical levels and work in close partnership with our clients to align their IT and business strategy. This is crucial in helping them to realise the benefits of technology-enabled change and make a difference to the citizens they serve.