Welcome to the Autumn edition of our quarterly digest - a terrific resource detailing all of the briefings, reports, blogs and more Socitm has published during the previous season...
This briefing sets out the opportunities created by apprenticeship schemes, the scope of apprenticeship schemes across the UK, some of the support available and three leading examples from councils that are focused on driving up IT skills.
Socitm’s North 2018 conference, held at Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington on 18 October, included numerous workshops – although these were the kind that involved talking rather than engineering.
In a new format for Socitm regional events, consultant Jos Creese led an interactive thought leadership workshop discussion at the Midlands and East Conference at Northampton's Delapré Abbey in September 2018.
Does your heart sink at the thought of having to write, rewrite or read and evaluate your council’s IT strategy? Do you even need one? This briefing paper summarises common themes you can use to develop your own strategy or to assess the one you already have.
This is the third part in a series of three Inform Reports looking at the future of ICT outsourcing, with a focus on local government.
Among other things, this part focuses on outsourcing versus the cloud; ICT procurement; and preserving the ethos of the public sector.
This is the second part in a series of three Inform Reports looking at the future of ICT outsourcing, with a focus on local government.
Among other things, this part examines the emerging approaches to outsourcing, case studies; outsourcing versus the cloud; the changing environment; and the role of SMEs.
This is the first part in a series of three Inform reports looking at the future of ICT outsourcing, with a focus on local government.
Among other things, this part examines the current problems surrounding ICT outsourcing; what it is; and lessons from the past.
Autumn 2018's In Our View, Socitm’s free magazine, explores disruptive technologies and how we can make use of them.
Also in this issue: innovating in small-town Sweden; Vice president Sam Smith on taking opportunities; the most-installed council apps; and a report on the recent Cymru and London and South events.
Socitm and Protocol Policy recently conducted a survey to gauge how public sector organisations are evolving and maintaining their IT policies, to reflect ongoing changes in their use of technology and the introduction of new regulations such as GDPR.
See all the results from that survey in this infographic.
This guide is designed to support local authorities that have begun, or that are beginning, digital social care programmes. This publication focuses on children’s social care (CSC); for adult social care we have already produced similar guidance earlier in 2018.
Socitm, working with the LGA and CCS, has been engaging with our Microsoft colleagues to ensure that we are taking a leading position in conveying the issues and challenges facing the local government sector.
Airbnb has come over all principled and decided to stop listing Israeli settlement homes in the illegally occupied West Bank.
... And you’ll have to continue reading this story if you want to find out more.
By Phil Jackman, consultant, Guerrilla Working and former head of IT, Durham County Council
This time for a ‘white supremacist’ ad, a cock-up which, these days, is as expected as it is abhorrent.
By Emma Marshall, ICT and programme manager, Chorley Council
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