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Council wins national innovation award

Surrey County Council has won a national award for its innovative use of technology.

The authority is trialling a scheme that sees staff using their own laptops, smartphones or other devices to do their job as part of its ‘modern worker’ programme.

It has earned the council a 2012 innovation award from the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm).

To read Socitm’s press release, follow this link.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Change and Efficiency Denise Le Gal said: “This national recognition is fantastic news.

“Surrey is breaking new ground by testing this and it is yet another example of the county council’s willingness to embrace new ideas to help staff work more efficiently and provide better services.”

The council’s IT team was also shortlisted in the mobile project of the year category of TechWeek Europe’s awards for creating a mobile app for BlackBerry devices to help youth workers do their job on the move.

Surrey’s libraries service has also introduced a free online app for Android and Apple devices this year to reserve, renew or browse for items.


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