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Aylesbury Vale achieves transformation and £4m savings via ‘simplify, standardise and share’ approach says Socitm briefing
23 September 2016
Organisations that take the Simplify, Standardise and Share approach can avoid ‘delusions of transformation’ says Socitm
22 August 2016
Blockchain technology could offer powerful opportunities for digitally-enabled councils says Socitm briefing
03 August 2016
Think digitally and ditch the hierarchies to create effective digital services advises Socitm
10 July 2016
Simplify, standardise, and share: Local CIO Council sets out route to better outcomes and savings for local public services
06 July 2016
Social care leaders urged to consider options for managing identity and authentication online for service users and providers
04 July 2016
Engaging social care staff is key to increasing take up of online services by clients and carers says new briefing
20 June 2016
Big improvement in accessibility of council websites to people with disabilities revealed in survey for Better Connected
16 June 2016
Will local leaders rise to the big data challenge asks latest Socitm briefing
12 June 2016
Industry bodies unite to drive local digital leadership
24 May 2016
Council websites show marked improvement in mobile and accessibility performance in annual Better Connected assessment
23 May 2016
Socitm outlines key role for Local Digital Coalition in extending GDS ‘government as a platform’ to local public services
06 May 2016
Council websites get A* for secondary schools applications test
14 April 2016
Council web survey shows commitment to boosting local fitness - but message delivery needs streamlining
12 April 2016
Socitm and Local CIOC welcome Local Digital Coalition as key step to future delivery of joined-up local public services
04 April 2016
Poor integration with third party systems mars experience of planning services online reports Better Connected
04 April 2016
Councils should review information governance arrangements ahead of impending changes to data protection and online privacy laws
31 March 2016
50% of local authorities offer online accounts for council tax
29 March 2016
Better Connected Live 2016 The re-invention of local public services
24 February 2016
Online user experience of council libraries marred by poorly integrated third party systems: latest Better connected survey
17 February 2016
Raft of pressures on local authorities has increased diversity of ICT-enabled service transformation approaches
08 February 2016
Finding council tip opening times easier than reporting a missed bin from a mobile phone
02 February 2016
Website performance data 2015 released for all UK councils
18 January 2016
Half of counties now enable older persons' bus pass applications online reveals Better connected
06 January 2016
70% of councils tested provide a good or very good parking service online says Better connected
27 November 2015
Disappointment that Spending Review digital boost ignores need and opportunity to join up services across place
26 November 2015
Better connected launches online
16 October 2015
Socitm points to New York as model for councils looking to drive ‘data-driven solutions’ locally
07 October 2015
Buurtzorg: could this Dutch approach to service re-design and digital transformation work here? asks Socitm briefing
22 September 2015
Socitm launches Women in IT and digital initiative at event in London 23 September
18 September 2015
Councils ‘share digital’ insights captured in Socitm briefing
31 July 2015
Sentiment analysis well worth further investigation as part of performance management armory, says Socitm briefing
17 July 2015
Digital - the most plausible response to austerity - not yet embraced by many local public service organisations
06 July 2015
Continuing austerity in the public sector could be the making of local authority intranets, says Socitm briefing
30 June 2015
Socitm agrees partnership with Boilerhouse
12 May 2015
Gravesham Borough Council streamlines its business processes
06 May 2015
Cloud computing in use in vast majority of local public services despite concerns
01 May 2015
Towards the digital council: Socitm marks progress in new briefing
24 April 2015
Socitm confirms new President Nadira Hussain
24 April 2015
Socitm partners with Knowledge Hub to boost digital collaboration between members
14 April 2015
Helping local public services ‘open up digital’: Socitm Spring Conference, London, 23 April 2015
31 March 2015
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