TWICT Partnership Activities 2010-2011

Through the Partnership we jointly considered a wide range of subjects, including:

Objective

Topic

Outcomes

To grow, share and develop knowledge, experience, skills and professionalism within the ICT community

Cloud computing

Greater shared understanding of the maturity of Government policy and market maturity

Support for restructuring

Shared understanding of the structures and salaries in place elsewhere to inform restructuring discussions.

Secure collaborative workspace for the Region

Identification of available solutions to avoid duplication and expensive third party services. 

To maximise opportunities for jointly procuring ICT goods and services

ICT procurement strategies

Understanding and securing a role for TWICT in the emerging regional ICT procurement strategy

Spend analysis

Understanding the regional view of spend with ICT suppliers

Multifunction device procurement

Joint procurement between Gateshead and South Tyneside

 

To develop new, and exploit existing, ICT infrastructure and applications.

Public Sector Network

Greater understanding of the implications of and opportunities afforded by Government policy.

New relationships with other public sector bodies in the region.

Network mapping

Opportunities for de-duplication and joint working through awareness of each others communications links

Urban Traffic management Control

Facilitated engagement of the ICT sections in a sub-regional project seeking to integrate data sources across the councils.

Customer Relationship Management

Emergence of a local user group for KANA / Lagan Frontline and informing Sunderland’s CRM procurement.

Agile and mobile working for RIEP

Supporting investment of £750,000 in ICT solutions across the region to prove the business case for agile and mobile working.

To help shape the use of ICT in the North East for the benefit of the residents, people who work here and those who visit the region. 

Working with local universities

Maintaining relationship with local university ‘technology’ initiatives, especially around social inclusion; access to knowledge, resources and information about funding sources.

Codeworks

Participation in Regional ‘digital’ events; access to knowledge and resources, potential joint activities.

SOCITM NE

Participation in Regional multi-sector ICT discussions; access to emerging national policies, knowledge and resources, potential joint activities.

Regional ICT infrastructure

Awareness of bids being developed in the region for next generation access.

City clusters

Participation in discussions with other local public services ICT sections

Bidding pipeline

Awareness of opportunities for external sources of funding.

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Through the Partnership we jointly considered a wide range of subjects, including: Objective Topic Outcomes To grow, share and develop knowledge, experience, skills and professionalism within the...