Best council IT project named today

IT leaders from councils in Cumbria, Lambeth and Leeds will today (18 October) find out which has won the Best Local Government IT Project of 2005 award.

IT leaders from councils in Cumbria, Lambeth and Leeds will today (18 October) find out which has won the Best Local Government IT Project of 2005 award.

The announcement will be made at the annual conference of public sector IT directors' association Socitm. The councils were shortlisted for the Computer Weekly-supported awards for their innovative use of IT.

Cumbria County Council has equipped its social workers with tablet PCs so they can carry out care assessments in people's homes.

The London Borough of Lambeth has created the first integrated customer record for local government in the UK.

Leeds City Council is equipping 1,400 home-care workers with digital pens that transmit data to an Oracle database.

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