All council chiefs are being asked to take part in an online survey, to be completed by Thursday 9th July, to increase understanding of where authorities can collaborate and establish best practices. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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9th July, 2015
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All council chiefs are being asked to take part in an online survey, to be completed by Thursday 9th July, to increase understanding of where authorities can collaborate and establish best practices.

Local government collaborating to drive digital ambitions
 
New Services

BT has completed the rollout of its fibre broadband to 95% of premises across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, five years after it pledged to provide superfast connectivity to the region.

BT’s superfast broadband reaches 95% of Cornish premises
 
Digital Procurement

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have jointly awarded a contract to Capita to provide software for a new ‘Command and Control’ system.

Two Welsh fire services award joint software contract
 

Hillary Simpson, IT business partner at Camden, said: “It’s all about savings. We looked at matching data across organisational areas to add value and provide a single view of customers across Camden.”

Camden Council saves £93 million with IBM data analytics
 
Policy

The Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling has announced a proposed management system for ‘English votes for English laws’, which includes the use of voting via tablet computer.

‘English votes for English laws’ to be managed with tablets
 
Research & Trends

Two thirds of public sector employees are uncomfortable using the cloud, according to a survey of 5,000 government and NHS staff, including those in IT departments.

Two-thirds of public sector staff are not comfortable with cloud technology, research finds
 
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