Councils shortlisted for IT awards


Councils shortlisted for IT awards

Mike Simons

Councils that have pioneered flexible working, CRM, transactional services and innovative outsourcing have made the shortlist of the prestigious Local Government IT Excellence Awards.

The winner of the Computer Weekly supported awards will be announced at the annual conference of Socitm, the local government IT directors' organisation, in Edinburgh on 12 October.

The shortlisted entries were:

  • Bracknell Forest Borough Council, which introduced a portal to support flexible working.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council, for providing secure web-based access to the council's front- and back-office systems.
  • Lichfield District Council and Staffordshire-Moorlands District Council, for instigating the first IT outsourcing contract commissioned jointly by two councils.

The awards are organised by Socitm with Solace and Intellect and sponsored by Cable & Wireless, Capita IT Services, Comino, Input and OKI Systems.

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