Technology

We have a large in-house development team experienced in delivering websites and digital services and have proven capability to deliver innovative solutions making use of new technology. We have worked with public sector organisations and publishers to digitise transactions, provide access to information and reach a wider audience.

Understanding user need to inform product development and service design is at the core of our approach. We use Agile, Waterfall (PRINCE2TM) or a mixed approach to managing the software development lifecycle as appropriate and as required by clients.

We have a range of technical solutions covering data capture, content management, single source multi-format publishing, website development and semantic web developments all of which are ready to be deployed to manage and deliver your content.

Public sector organisations can buy TSO's technology services quickly and easily through a range of frameworks including the Government Digital Services Frameworkopens in new window and G-Cloudopens in new window. We can advise you on the best procurement route for the TSO services you need. 

Find out more about our services available through the Digital Services Framework. 

Find out more about our services available through G-Cloud

Web and application development and hosting

TSO can manage all aspects of website development, application development and online delivery. From user-centered design to ensure usability and accessibility through to client-branded transactional websites, we will build a sustainable solution that delivers your information in an engaging way. We can also host your services in a secure and resilient environment.

Read more about our web development and hosting capabilities

Single source publishing

Our single source publishing solution has been developed to manage your content more effectively, capturing information in a structured way and transforming it to XML so that it can be output accurately and consistently into any number of different formats. This platform enables the streamlined delivery of key multi-format publications such as legislation. In-process validation helps to create a sustainable digital workflow that enables accurate real time data updates.

Read how we transformed the legislation publishing process.

Opening up data for re-use

TSO has been at the forefront of working with public sector clients to open up published data. We create tools and processes to allow data to be created in a structured way; enrich data using text engineering techniques; convert data into formats to publish as linked data on the web and provide and host web environments that allow both humans and machines to access the data.

Our OpenUp® platform includes:

  • Data harvesting
  • Web based scalable information extraction capability built on GATE
  • RDF store for Linked Data
  • Professional Services

Read more about our OpenUp®platform

Find out more about our Data Enrichment Service

Read our white paper on Semantic Discoverability Solutions - using semantic technology to unlock the value in your data [PDF - 615KB]

TSO is an approved supplier on the Government Procurement Services Frameworkopens in new window for Data Conversion and Migration Services and eDiscovery Solutions.

TSO has also been awarded a place on the Environmental Agency Frameworkopens in new window for Building Capacity in the provision of Linked Data - this Framework will become available for other public sector bodies.

TSO's OpenUp® services are also available through G-Cloudopens in new window

Read how we have opened up data for clients.

Multi-format publishing

At TSO we have capability to deliver your content in any of the formats your end users require from print to online content. As the use of mobile devices increases we can create mobile products that will enable your audience to engage with your content in new ways.

Read how we have developed apps for clients.

Online cataloguing and ecommerce

Our online catalogue and ecommerce platform has been developed to make it easy and secure for customers to transact online, with processes accredited to ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Standard. The platform underpins the TSOshop.co.ukopens in new window website, holding details of more than 2 million products and attracting more than 600,000 hits each month. It also underpins similar transactional websites for many of our clients.

Read how we delivered an online catalogue solution for point of sale for the 2012 Olympics.