2016 Socitm spring conference
Mobile responsive council websites on the increase, finds survey – but quality declines
Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team
Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap
The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board...
Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action
A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable...
Socitm conference: GLA outlines work on ‘private’ datastore for councils
The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.
Socitm conference: councils don’t understand what ‘transformation’ really means
The difference between incremental service change and wholesale digital transformation is poorly understood in local government, according to a straw poll at Socitm’s spring conference.
Socitm conference: councils 'still battling' multiple channel shift barriers
Local authorities in England face at least a dozen distinct barriers to fully harnessing the power of digital service-delivery, according to research presented at Socitm’s spring conference.
Socitm conference: public sector IT can learn lessons from gaming industry
Advances in the video game industry that have built customer-engagement and provided a rich source of data for developers can be emulated by councils, Socitm’s spring conference has heard.
ICT sector welcomes Spending Review
The ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will pay for.
GDS given Spending Review boost
Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).
Socitm announces 2014 awards
Staffordshire County Council’s chief information officer Sander Kristel has won Socitm’s digital engagement award 2014 for his joint working with a digital transformation consultancy.
Labour mulls regional GDS structure
Labour’s Digital Government Review could recommend a regional model for a local version of the Government Digital Service, shadow Cabinet Office Chi Onwurah has hinted.
Councils 'should become Digital Marketplace suppliers'
Local authorities are being encouraged to share successful digital products and services they develop by making them available on the Digital Marketplace platform.
G-Cloud sales jump during September
Purchases by local authorities through the G-Cloud framework totalled £1.75m in September, up 40% on the figure for August.
G-Cloud suppliers set for new flexibilities
The government is pushing forward plans to allow suppliers to amend the services they offer via G-Cloud without having to wait for new iterations of the framework.
Council chiefs 'fear demand' created by digital
Corporate managers in some councils are reluctant to invest in channel shift because of fears it will increase demand for services, according to Socitm president Nick Roberts.