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‘SWITCH’ – A Programme For Change
As people increasingly use the internet to shop and bank, it’s no surprise there is a growing appetite for online Council services too.
“Smart Vision” Is Needed In CIOs, Says Socitm
CIOs and ICT heads must develop a “smart vision” for their cities, region or other local area, claims public ICT representative body Socitm.
Advanced Launches Public Sector Technology Hub
Software and IT services supplier Advanced Business Solutions is set to launch a new information hub that will aim to provide a single resource for all areas of local government technology.
Are Poor IT Systems Behind Unpaid Council Tax?
A public sector payments specialist has claimed that local government has a responsibility to offer the widest possible range of payment options if it is to successfully collect all council tax.
Atos And SME Partner To Deliver Public Sector Solution
IT services provider Atos and an SME, cloud solutions firm Transversal, have teamed up to deliver a public sector knowledge management solution.
Autumn Statement: Avoiding ‘Breaking Point’ For Local Government
Ahead of George Osborne delivering the Autumn Statement on Wednesday (3rd December), Paul Bradbury, group business development director at Civica takes a looks at how some of the likely outcomes will affect local authorities.
Aylesbury Set To Modernise Approach To ITSM
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has deployed a new solution it hopes will allow it to modernise and simplify its approach to IT service management (ITSM.)
Bedfordshire And Essex Collaborate For PSN
Central Bedfordshire Council and Essex County Council have joined up their IT network infrastructure services for the Public Services Network (PSN).
Bids Open For £240m Health Data Sharing Fund
Bidding is now open for the Integrated Digital Health Fund, a programme designed to encourage health data sharing.
Birmingham Eyes £150m Savings With Updated Contract
Birmingham City Council has renegotiated its outsourced Service Birmingham contract, with the aim of saving £150m over a seven-year period.
Brighton Introduces PayByPhone, Saves £250k Annually
Brighton and Hove City Council has adopted a mobile parking application across the area that is saving the local authority around quarter of a million pounds each year.
Bristol City Council Makes £1.5m G-Cloud Purchase
Bristol City Council has spent £1.5m via the G-Cloud procurement framework on cloud migration services for its IT infrastructure.
Bristol Turns To The Cloud To Transform Tenant Services
Bristol City Council has selected a cloud-based housing management system to streamline processes and enhance tenant services.
BT Cornwall Fined After Failing Council
BT Cornwall has been fined of £100,000 following reports that the state of IT delivery at Cornwall Council had been “generally downward” since the telecoms provider took over.
Bull To Deliver IT Services To South Lanarkshire
French IT services firm Bull has bagged a contract with South Lanarkshire Council to manage its IT infrastructure and datacentres.
Burnley Awards 10-Year Contract To Council Services Provider
Burnley Borough Council is set to award a ten-year contract to business services process company Liberata to manage a number of essential local authority services.
Camden BYOD Adoption Rises By 240%
Camden Council has this week announced it's been able to expand its internal BYOD (bring your own device) scheme by 240% in just two years.
Camden Council Harnesses IoT To Improve Its Services
Camden Council has been investigating ways to use new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to completely change the way it offers services to citizens.
Capita Banking Error Sees Rent Payments Fail
Around 1800 rent payments wroth £385,000 to Barnet Homes, a housing association owned by the Borough Council, have failed after a banking error.
Capita Chosen To Provide Hampshire Council With Child IT Services
Hampshire County Council has chosen business outsourcing solutions provider Capita to provide it with new IT systems for children’s services and schools.

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