Under the headline, "Leeds Council aims for IT integration nirvana", the Register discusses Leeds' recent contract award to Novell,
"Leeds City Council has awarded Novell a six year contract to completely
overhaul its internal and external IT services as it approaches the government's
end-of-2005 deadline for making eGovernment services available online. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
The council says the Novell contract is just one part of a much larger systems overhaul. Anthony Burnham, programme manager for Leeds City Council notes: "From a technical perspective, we have over 300 offices around the region with many different departments and found we were running up to 850 different applications across 140 servers."
I am impressed with the Leeds City Council Corporate Plan for 2005-2008. It is a scorecard approach to government with very measurable goals and objectives.
They are also regularly measuring their egovernment initiatives which are quite extensive.Link: Leeds City website