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August 29, 2013

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According to Cerri Mac, UK Managing Director at Siteimprove: “Siteimprove offer tools and advice that enable our customers to develop and improve their digital strategies, so it’s our pleasure to show our appreciation to them by sponsoring such a relevant award.”

Siteimprove sponsors ‘local government’ category in Digital Leaders 50 Awards
New Product / Technology

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has released a tool to enable Foreign Office civil servants to identify dangerous areas for British tourists.

GDS tool helps FCO identify dangerous areas for tourists

Citizens can make requests for information via the app, as well as give feedback and access real-time information about news and events in the borough.

Blackburn with Darwen Council launches Your Call app
New Services

Accenture has been selected for a ten year contract for the development and maintenance of the i6 system for Police Scotland which will replace around 120 IT and paper based systems by late 2015.

Accenture selected to develop Police Scotland’s i6 system

“Public sector organisations will be able to take advantage of the technology that’s already available in the private sector, enabling them to deliver slicker services whilst helping to watch the pennies,” said Robert Parker, director, public sector at Virgin Media Business.

Virgin's PSN will allow greater collaboration across public sector

The briefing says that despite differences between local and central government organisations and delivery methods, much of the digital development process, including conceiving, researching, designing, delivering and managing a service should be the same.

Socitm highlights value of GDS Service Design Manual for local government
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