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.

1 May, 2015 - 10:02

Russell Francis has joined the Socitm Advisory/Protocol Policy Systems (PPS) partnership as UK Sales Consultant. Russell is an experienced computer services and software solutions sales professional in the local government sector, with a track record of over 30 years of helping clients to successfully address their ICT and digital challenges. He is also a long-standing member of Socitm.

1 May, 2015 - 09:20

Cloud computing is already in use or is being piloted in 90% of the 103 local public service provider organisations responding to the recent Socitm IT Trends survey on cloud computing.

Full results of this ‘deep dive’ into the state of cloud computing procurement and adoption in the Socitm community are published in IT Trends Survey: Cloud computing services which is available now to Socitm members and Insight subscribers.

30 April, 2015 - 09:14

Nadira Hussain, One Oracle Programme Manager at oneSource, the shared service created by the London Boroughs of Newham and Havering, has been confirmed our new President.

Nadira took over the role from outgoing President Nick Roberts at the Socitm Spring Conference in London on April 23.

With both private sector and extensive public sector experience, she has worked in numerous roles both at the operational and strategic level within the ICT service and the business.

28 April, 2015 - 09:21

Progress by local authorities looking to become 'digital' is set out in a new briefing from Socitm Insight.

The briefing, aimed at top management, looks at key aspects of digital progress, including the performance of council websites, access to services from mobiles, engagement with stakeholders via customer accounts and social media, and approaches to digital strategy and management.

14 April, 2015 - 10:51

London, 14th April 2015 – Knowledge Hub, the UK’s largest platform for public service collaboration, today announced that it is partnering with Socitm, the society for IT/digital leaders and professionals working in local public services, to enable Socitm members to collaborate online. Socitm is one of the first organisations to implement Knowledge Hub’s new ‘Network’ facility, allowing it to set up and manage a Socitm-focused community on behalf of its 1,650 members comprising the most senior people in local public service IT and digital leadership.

31 March, 2015 - 14:05

Against a backdrop of more, possibly greater, budget cuts for local public services, Socitm's Spring Conference will explore the role of ‘digital’ in the way local authorities, the NHS, and third sector bodies respond. 

The programme reflects continuing debates about how the ‘how’ and ’why’ of local digital services.

The conference will be held at ETC Venues, Dexter House, 2 Royal Mint Ct, London, EC3N 4QN.

30 March, 2015 - 10:10

What is the role of the ICT function in supporting an approach to delivering local public services that is focused on managing demand, rather that reducing supply in response to cuts in funding?

Demand management: a role for the ICT function? provides a response from an ICT management perspective to Insights – changing local services, the recent report by SOLACE on demand management.