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Public sector organisations to share IT services to cut costs

Date: 4th July 2012

Aylesbury Vale district council is to share IT services with Dacorum borough council to help generate savings and create improved and more resilient systems. The two councils already have a memorandum of understanding in place to join forces and deliver IT services under a new ICT partnership agreement, with the move due to be finalised by the end of this year.

The partnership aims to improve service delivery, save money and support transformational change within each organisation to help both councils cope with reduced government funding and yet greater demand for local services in . By sharing resources and expertise, the two councils hope the partnership will enable their IT solutions to be delivered more efficiently and effectively, as well as offering the possibility of more widespread sharing of work between the organisations.

www.guardian.co.uk/government-computing-network/2012/may/23/aylesbury-dacorum-councils-shared-it-service?newsfeed=true

 
Keysource says: It is great to see local authorities looking for ways to work together to deliver improved services and reduce overheads. Previously, there have not been many examples of true collaboration, so it is a positive step public sector organisations are not only discussing opportunities but also moving forward.

We look forward to seeing details of the expected savings and examples of where service has improved to help validate the aims of a business case and provide added incentive for others to follow.

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