Northgate Information Solutions is an integrated software, outsourcing and IT services business with deep experience in multiple industries and technologies. Headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, the company’s Public Services division helps organisations in the UK and around the world to deliver more efficient and effective public services, working with local and central governments, health providers and public safety bodies.
In 2013, Northgate enlisted J2 to assist its internal team with the design, development, testing, and troubleshooting of Ensemble productions, interfaces, web services, custom workflows, and other application features related to its Athena project. Athena, the first programme of its kind in the UK and the country’s largest investment in police technology in the last decade, aims to revolutionise police collaboration by bringing forces together to connect information, align processes and share costs. Forces linked to Athena are able to offer better protection to communities as well as improved crime prevention and detection.
Since completing our initial assignment, J2 have been asked to provide Northgate with systems configuration and best-practices consulting services to ensure that the Ensemble infrastructure underlying Athena is fully optimized, fault-tolerant, and well-documented for ongoing maintenance by Northgate’s internal staff.