Welcome to the Summer edition of our quarterly digest - a terrific resource detailing all of the briefings, reports, blogs and more Socitm has published during the previous season.
DPIAs effectively represent a new name and a strengthened status for privacy impact assessments. This briefing outlines and explores some of the key aspects of these important processes under the GDPR.
This guide reviews the evidence that we have collated from the shared service examples featured in this series of guides, in order to present the common traits of successful ICT shared services arrangements and the factors giving rise to success and failure.
This is the eighth in our series of guides offering new insights and tools to support local public service organisations and, in particular, their ICT leaders as they embrace more and deeper shared service arrangements.
This guide reveals why shared services commonly fail, illustrated by a series of anonymised examples.
This is the ninth and final guide in our series offering new insights and tools to support local public service organisations and, in particular, their ICT leaders as they embrace more and deeper shared service arrangements.
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.
The spring issue of In Our View features a look at automation and ethics, and a report on a conference of Australia's local government tech leaders.
Also in this issue: Nadira Hussain, head of IT at Enfield Council, on career returners; the ICO gets ready for GDPR; and Cambridgeshire prepares for driverless cars.
Additionally, there's our regional news round-up; a heartfelt valedictory letter from outgoing Socitm president Geoff Connell; and our Inform update and events diary.
This guide is designed to support local authorities that are beginning or have already begun digital social care programmes. The publication focuses on adult social care (ASC); future guidance will look at the challenges faced by children’s social care.
Following the April 2017 revamp of Socitm’s Improve service, this report covers the benchmarking system’s findings in the last year.
The Local Public Services CIO Council is to become an integral part of Socitm. Read here about the exciting plans in the pipeline...
Perfect Ed Sheeran scam shows financial scale of online fraud
By Ian Dyson, Commissioner, City of London Police
How Plymouth handled a breach of 1,700 residents’ passwords
By John Finch, information governance manager, Plymouth City Council
Can robots and employees work harmoniously?
By the Orbis Robotics Team
Does size matter? Socitm Improve, cheap bikes…and smugness
By Matthew Fraser, Socitm technical consultant
Digital skills make life better for my parents – and can help government too
By Matthew Lloyd, programme manager, Digital Communities Wales
How local Warps contribute to cybersecurity and resilience
By Ajike Alli-Ameh, programme manager and regional co-ordinator, North West Warning, Advice and Reporting Point (North West Warp)
Why AI should mean augmented intelligence
By Maryvonne Hassall, digital strategy manager, Aylesbury Vale District Council
What subjects, themes, policies and technologies would you like to see us covering in our briefings, reports, blogs and so on? We would love to hear from you, so please let us know by getting in touch with our main office: