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May 7th, 2013

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Agilisys announced today that it has begun work with Thurrock Council, supporting the council’s Thurrock Online Programme.

Agilisys to work with Thurrock Council on digital strategy

The websites for Number 10 Downing Street and the Deputy Prime Minister have moved to Gov.uk, completing the transition of all 24 government departments to the new domain.

All government departments complete transition to Gov.uk
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in March 2013, 47% of parking applications and 40% of railcard applications were completed online, freeing the council’s Customer Service Centre resources for residents without web access.

Chelmsford’s trials of two online services said to be successful

In light of the government’s Universal Credit scheme, which will see the entire benefits system moved online, ICT firm Stone Group has partnered-up with housing provider Affinity Sutton

ICT and housing providers partner-up to provide tenants with PCs

The government is working on a website where care homes can be compared and rated by the public.

Govt to work on care homes comparison website
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The Spring Hackathon 2013 attracted over 40 developers from around the country competing to build the best apps for local communities.

Developers build apps for local communities at Spring Hackathon 2013

NHS has created a free app called Joining Forces which aims to give advice to members of the armed forces who are suffering from mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress.

NHS app aims to help armed forces with mental health issues

Richard Trevor has criticised the government’s attacks on the ‘oligopoly’ of large IT firms, and its determination to reduce IT spend.

 HP regional VP responds to government IT approach

According to Alistair Johnston, high street analyst and co-founder of Redlab, councils must find good people to engage with their retailers and teach them about social media and e-commerce.

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