Book News: July 25th, 2001

Society of IT Managers in Local GovernmentThe survey includes returns from more than half the councils in the UK as well as from a number of fire authorities. It covers functions such as applications supporting front line services including education, social services, housing, planning and leisure as well as back office systems for financial, personnel, purchasing and vehicle maintenance activities. The survey provides a comprehensive picture of the software used by each council including the supplier and operating system, installation and the planned replacement dates. It includes tables showing the “market share” of suppliers and provides councils’ satisfaction ratings with the performance of suppliers and with their products. It identifies significant scope for rationalisation in the supply of software to local authorities to benefit both suppliers and purchasers.

Survey of Application Software published by SOCITM 200 pounds or 50 pounds for public sector bodies. Email   <>