Day two at SOCITM 2012

It was the second and final day of SOCITM 2012 yesterday and we were once again spoilt for choice on sessions to visit. We ended up setting up camp in track one, the Library sessions, and we weren’t disappointed. Here are some of the highlights from today (and click here for our day one wrap…

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Day one at SOCITM 2012

Yesterday we were in Birmingham for the first day of SOCITM 2012. There were plenty of sessions to visit and new ideas, great case studies and practical examples on show. Here are some of the highlights from the day one’s talks: It’s not a myth Jos Creese, CIO of Hampshire County Council and Chair of Local CIO Council, was…

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Weathering the storm with social media

Despite not feeling much like it recently, Winter is upon us and, if the weather reports are to be believed, we are in for a bit of a battering over the next 48 hours. Every council around the UK will be battening down the hatches and preparing themselves for whatever the weather can throw at…

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Smarter Government - SOCITM 2011 Further Reflections and What's Next?

Last week the Microsoft UK Government team travelled to Birmingham’s NEC to take part in SOCITM 2011. Celebrating 25 years service, the conference focused on collaboration, innovation and re-design in government services. We took part in the roundtable discussion on the Channel Shift strategy in public services, which Microsoft’s Jason Burton co-chaired. We also sat…

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Smarter Government - Microsoft at SOCITM 2011 - Day 1 Reflections

This year celebrating its 25th anniversary, SOCITM comes to the NEC for a gathering of the UK’s brightest in the world of IT in the public sector. CIOs and CTOs were joined by partners, suppliers, media and analysts. The two day event kicked off today with Glyn Evans, President of SOCITM, opening the day by…

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Innovate08 - Local Authority Challenge

Microsoft and Local Government Chronicle have been running a competition, Innovate08, over the last couple of months to identify projects that have the potential to make a difference to local communities and can be enabled by technology. The four finalists will be coming along to the Innovate08 Day in London on Monday September 8th to…

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Making the web accessible

Socitm (the professional organisation for public sector ICT managers) have produced what looks to be an excellent DVD called “A World Denied” on the importance of making the web accessible to everyone – no matter what type of disability or impairment they may have. Click here to get further details from their website and to…

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