At its 25th annual conference this week, local public service ICT leadership group Socitm claims it will release resources that will not just “define” what ICT leadership means – but also how to deliver that leadership in “an era of public sector reform”.
It’s releasing two new publications to be launched at its get-together in Birmingham the next 3 days: a practical leadership supplement to its

Socitm Insight is carrying out a survey of the number and size of websites run by councils with a view to working out what might be gained from reducing them.

The government has overlooked local authorities and gone for a centralist, top-down approach in its Open Public Services White Paper, worries locak government ICT leadership group Socitm.
Evolution of central government services and their digital delivery will require close integration with local public services if they are to make any sense to local service users, says the association of public sector ICT mana
Public sector ICT professionals now have a chance to escape worries about spending cuts, outsourcing and downsizing by winning a month's sabbatical travel, courtesy of the Society of Information Technology Management(Socitm).
The public sector association is inviting entries to its £5,000 "learning through travel" award that enables an individual starting out in public service ICT to have a short period of work experience abroad.


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.