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Socitm to unveil shared services strategy

CFO World - Public sector IT managers association Socitm has said councils and other bodies should prepare themselves for "unprecedented levels of collaboration" between local authorities, emergency services, health, education and civil society organisations.

Socitm will launch next week its Strategy for ICT-enabled local public services, also known as "Planting the Flag". The news comes as the organisation appointed a new president, Glyn Evans of Birmingham City Council.

Socitm said wider collaboration and shared services would lead to a "radical re-design" of local public service delivery. The successful implementation of its strategy, said Socitm, will lead to "significant savings and better outcomes for people where they live and work".