Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Novell's eGov Success in Europe

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

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