Abstracts: May 12th, 2005

This programme is now available to view at LocalGov.tv: http://www.egovtv.tv/cd_request/sandp   the online television channel for public service modernisation. It examines the potential to further raise the efficiency and quality of both front-line services and back-office functions through a more collaborative approach between councils. A team of senior local authority members, officers and advisors discuss the potential for delivering joint services and functions and the strategic considerations – policy, investment and risk issues of working together. Alongside the business case, the panellists also review the practical issues of aligning business processes, ICT infrastructure and organisation and working practices to enable joint service delivery.LocalGovTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for council members and senior executives and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.