Abstracts: July 10th, 2006

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It looks at the opportunities and benefits mobile computing can bring to the public sector, and in particular local authorities.Through a combination of expert panel discussions and interviews, the programme considers the business case for mobile computing and the key issues to consider for successful implementation, with advice on the different technological options available.

Practical case studies demonstrate the good practice and lessons learnt from local authorities already benefiting from mobile working. Greenwich Council is transforming the delivery of front-line Social Care services using a new innovative digital pen and paper. This allows social care staff to spend more time on the front-line.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme is available at:

http://www.egovtv.tv/content.asp?programmedetail=949&progid=Mobile20Computing&cdid=&progtitle=Mobile%20Computing:%20Services%20on%20the%20Move&videodetail=&format=&bw=