Open Government – 9 million adults in the UK yet to use the Internet

Microsoft was a major supporter of this week’s Race Online 2012 announcement to accelerate the campaign to provide all UK citizens with the opportunity to experience and use the internet, safely, to improve their digital skills, communicate online and take advantage of the many financial savings that are only available online. There are nine million…

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Smarter Government - Technology increases councils' productivity by £230m a year

As a software company you could argue that Microsoft would say that technology saves money. On this occasion it is the Local Government Association saying it in their report on the value of geospatial information in the delivery of public services. Putting it more simply, the report clearly demonstrates the increasingly valuable use of mapping and location-based…

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Sunderland City Council wins Britain Works Challenge and £10M of IT Skills Training

Britain Works is Microsoft’s initiative to provide the digital skills and training to help 500,000 unemployed people back into work.  The Britain Works Challenge is a competition for local authorities to propose community-based initiatives and win a share of £18m of ICT training and skills development resources. From 34 local authorities that entered the Britain…

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Britain Works Challenge - Win 100,000 Training Vouchers

In the current economic climate and difficult employment market, continuously developing skills and expertise are vital to any person’s ability to find a job and develop their career.  ICT skills, in particular, can be difficult and expensive to maintain for those who find themselves out of regular employment for any length of time. Recognising that…

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