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26 November, 2013 - 10:17

On Monday December 9 we will launch a brand new report entitled Better with less: delivering local public services in the digital age.

This 108-page report provides a unique blend of information, advice and guidance for senior managers, service managers, and digital practitioners.

Better with less: delivering local public services in the digital age

29 October, 2013 - 14:04

Information security breaches in the public sector are almost always down to failures of information governance and management, and not technology, says Socitm's latest briefing.

24 October, 2013 - 16:12

Digital leadership, the role of ‘traditional’ IT in public services, and an increasingly digital public service infrastructure, are key themes at Socitm 2013, to be held 8-10 December in London.

Services in a Digital World: Leading, Innovating, Delivering, which is being held at the Business Design Centre, London, includes a wide range of speakers: 

10 October, 2013 - 13:25

Local public services must manage efficiently, but also reduce, levels of enquiries and demand for services if they are to meet the financial challenges they face, according Socitm’s latest briefing. 

8 October, 2013 - 13:48

A Socitm and Local Public Services CIO Council led initiative has resulted in a revised compliance regime and greater Cabinet Office support for councils and others seeking connection to the PSN.

The Public Services Network will enable widespread sharing of local public services as well as collaboration between different authorities working across local areas. Using the PSN will not only bring cost savings to the public purse, but will also enable better ways of sharing information, a matter of particular importance for the care of vulnerable people by local agencies.

25 September, 2013 - 16:25

Data showing which services perform best and worst on local authority websites have been added to Socitm’s Council Website Performance Monitor website and is available to all visitors.

The newly added data, which can be seen on the Website Performance Service website shows volumes of total web visits and failed web visits for a range of top services, including, planning, housing, social care, highways and schools.

17 September, 2013 - 09:41

A major change in the way data can be updated on the Applications Register will ensure its future as the best source of accurate information about software and services used in local public services.

From September 2013, suppliers may update information about usage of their products and services and have these updates go live immediately, rather than having to wait for changes to be confirmed by their customers.

6 September, 2013 - 09:23

Scottish public, third and private sector ICT managers and staff have a key role to play in ensuring that Scotland exploits its digital strengths to take full advantage of the economic, social and environmental opportunities offered by the digital age. The conference programme aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to deliver the big ideas on the ground, through a stimulating combination of plenary sessions, interactive workshops and networking.

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