Reinvigorating public sector unified communications

There's been a lotin the computer press, this week, about Google's announcement that it will launch its "Chrome Operating System". E.g. "Google OS...

Investing in our future

Earlier this week, Richard Carde (by teleconference) John Stockwell and I were involved in a discussion with Andre Tytheridge (2e2) about progress...

Short enough to be a tweet

It's great to see that Martin Ferguson and others are continuing a lively Socitm Blog. For me, this represents the best means of keeping...

Information, innovation & improvement

The problem with e-Government was always that Government somehow created the impression that this was the opportunity for a supplier "feeding...

An important customer service channel

On Tuesday 7th July there's to be a London Public Mobile Portal event at Prospero House (241 Borough High Street), which will include presentation...

All change

The racing at Le Mans was great, with Peugeot diesels winning for the first time, and a great performance from a new Aston Martin LMP1 Team, but...

Another sleepless night please

We're used to the occasional story of how, after 50 years, a war-time letter eventually finds its way to the intended recipient. Well I think I've...

Musical chairs

Congratulations, Phil Pavitt on your move to the HMRC. Thanks for the great work at TfL. I hope we can sustain and build on that, and continue a...

Taking a break from strategy...to strategise

I see that the Government has committed to funding research into ultra-fast broadband. This can't be about squeezing still more capacity out of...

Safety in numbers

Today, along with a number of other Newham colleagues, I was at the funeral of Paul Bull, our Printing & Reprographics Manager who had bravely...

Onwards and upwards

Well, I completed a first draft of updated Newham ICT Strategy, yesterday, but I'm anticipating a lot of feedback requiring more work on detail......

Please don't put the kibosh on transformation

The Cabinet Office published its annual Transformational Government Progress Report, last week. It has produced this useful poster to highlight...

Not 'nil points...'

There were several good news tidbits to round-off my week. On Thursday, I was at an IAEAB meeting (which I'm not allowed to report) and was...

More engagement please

There are often complaints about late distribution of papers for meetings but, I'm sorry, Andrew - 1.00am for a meeting later in the morning takes...

Showing off Newham Dockside

On Monday I attended an Equality Impact Assessment Training course, in the City, with other colleagues from across Newham and Waltham Forest...

Back to the council

On Thursday, I took a day's holiday to attend Linda Griffith's funeral. It was "standing room only" at the moving service for this lovely lady who...

My Generation

On Thursday evening I attended a BCS "Thought Leadership Dinner Debate", on "IT Futures: the death of the IT Profession, as we know it?" - at the...

A new deal for the public sector

Hurrah! This afternoon, Andrew Gibson 'phoned, as he promised he would, to let me know that the new Public Sector Licensing Agreement with...

Accredited

Adrian and I met at Intellect's offices with Vaughan Shayler, Gary McQuade and Leanne Johnson regarding the Accredit UK professional certification...

Madhatter's tea party

Socitm's National Advisory Council, held today at Friends' House, in Euston, was an interesting affair, described by the Chair, at one point, as...

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