The majority of public sector websites risk breaking the law by failing to get the consent of users before they download cookies to their computers.
There are just nine months to go before a deadline set by the Information Commissionerís Office for organisations to make necessary changes to their systems expires. But a Society of Information Managers (Socitm) audit of 603 public sector websites has found that all but six of them have cookies that require them to take action under legislation that came into force in May.
A “distinct lack of customer focus” by the websites of England’s nine top hospitals is “likely to leave patients and visitors struggling to find key information,” according to a survey conducted by the Society of IT Management (Socitm).
Local government ICT leadership group Socitm has performed some 'mystery shopping' of some London libraries - and hasn't been impressed with what it's seen.
As a result it's calling for the overall usability of libraries’ online services to be improved if more customers are to get a better service at lower cost.
Local government IT head and President of Socitm (2010-2011) Jos Creese has been voted ‘most influential IT chief in the UK’ by his peers - in both the public and the private sectors.
Creese, Immediate Past President and Hampshire County Council CIO, achieved the award Jos Creese has been named the most influential IT chief in the UK by ICT professionals voting on an tech news site.
Socitm, the Society of IT Management, has published a detailed version of its Planting the Flag strategy, which the organisation said specifies how technology can “enable public service reform across the whole range of local services,” to deliver both savings and “better outcomes” for citizens.