Through the Partnership we jointly considered a wide range of subjects, including:
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.
ICT procurement strategies
Understanding and securing a role for TWICT in the emerging regional ICT procurement strategy
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.
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.
Participation in Regional ‘digital’ events; access to knowledge and resources, potential joint activities.
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.
Participation in discussions with other local public services ICT sections
Awareness of opportunities for external sources of funding.