News

1 July, 2015 - 14:40

Our monthly update - Socitm Highlights - is an easy-to-view and downloadable presentation, which will provide you with a twoish-minute overview of current/new Socitm initiatives, events, news, projects, publications and services. The presentation is delivered to Socitm members and their guests at our regional networking meetings, where Socitm staff members are always present to answer questions and engage in further discussion.

11 June, 2015 - 10:10

This press release was issued by Denmark's dania software and illustrates how they have supported Gravesham Borough Council, a Socitm Insight service user, in achieving improved business efficiency.

The photograph following the release shows (on the right) senior Socitm member Darren Everden (representing Nick Brown, Director of Finance and Environment, Gravesham BC) accepting the dynamictemplate solution from Niels B. Johansen, CTO, partner in dania software.

9 June, 2015 - 09:20

A south London borough has saved over £400,000 in running costs over the last three years by encouraging its residents to pay, report and request things online rather than picking up the telephone or visiting the council offices.  

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has invested in its website (www.kingston.gov.uk) and Customer Relationship (CRM) technology so it can offer online services more akin to commercial companies than local councils.  

5 June, 2015 - 11:28

The Local Government PSN Programme Board (LG PSN PB) - a collaboration between the Local Government Association, Cabinet Office and Socitm - is pleased to announce that Mark Brett, Socitm's information assurance advisor, will be facilitating the new PSN Solutions group in the Socitm Network on Knowledge Hub: the public service collaboration platform.

4 June, 2015 - 15:12

A message from Socitm's colleagues at Arts Council England, May 2015

By March 2016 we aim to have all public libraries in England providing free access to wi-fi. With funding announced in the March Budget, Arts Council England will make this possible through a funding programme due to be launched in July. 

2 June, 2015 - 13:37

CyberArk has joined Socitm’s Supplier Partnership Programme as a Gold Partner. CyberArk is the only security company focused on striking down targeted cyber threats: those that make their way inside to attack the heart of the enterprise.

2 June, 2015 - 08:59

As public sector cutbacks eat deeper into middle management, local authority intranets may finally come into their own as an important tool for employee productivity.

According to Socitm’s latest briefing - 'Better connected intranets: is this now, at last, the time to engage?' - senior management who have up to now managed to avoid ‘self-service’ may find themselves using the council intranet for the first time – and not liking what they find.

12 May, 2015 - 09:34

Socitm, the association for IT and digital professionals, has agreed a partnership with consultancy Boilerhouse to enable further development and promotion of its research, publishing and engagement activity around digital local services.

Boilerhouse will focus initially on development of Better connected, the Socitm research service that evaluates the customer experience of local public service websites and related digital activity.

5 May, 2015 - 15:14

ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions that help enterprises prevent and respond to cyberthreats, has joined Socitm’s Supplier Partnership Programme as a Silver Partner.

Via its award-winning CounterACT™ platform, ForeScout addresses the advanced network security requirements of numerous UK public sector organisations including Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).

1 May, 2015 - 16:42

Our new bi-monthly update - Socitm Highlights - is an easy-to-view and downloadable presentation, which will provide you with a two-minute overview of current/new Socitm initiatives, events, news, projects, publications and services. The presentation is delivered to Socitm members and their guests at our regional networking meetings, where Socitm staff members are always present to answer questions and engage in further discussion.