Councils compete for IT excellence award

Local authorities are being asked to enter their most successful IT projects to the Society of IT Management’s annual Local Government IT Excellence Awards.

Local authorities are being asked to enter their most successful IT projects to the Society of IT Management’s annual Local Government IT Excellence Awards.

The awards, which are sponsored by Computer Weekly, are in their eleventh year, and have highlighted successful projects that have shown the way ahead for other public sector organisations.

Last year's winner was Leeds City Council with its project that equipped 1,725 social carers with digital pens and replaced paper forms – used to confirm what care a person has received – with digital paper.

The project enabled Leeds to automatically update its head-office social care system and reduce the number of people it needed doing back-office administration.

The deadline for entries to the 2006 awards is 4 August.

The shortlisted councils will present their projects to a panel of judges in September and the winner will be announced at Socitm’s annual conference on 3 October.

Details of how to enter can be found at www.socitm.gov.uk

 

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