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A whitepaper to help you strategise your mobile publishing/apps content

Its a few weeks away from the ‘Really Useful’ event (open data/apps related) and my inbox is just bursting with some cool whitepapers and websites about open data, apps and mobile publishing/apps content stuff.  There was one that stood out by Sitecore and I thought it might be useful to share with all of you as we’re all getting excited to ... Read More »

Let’s not just make open data sexy… let’s make it really useful!

To register for the Really Useful event of 1st of July go to and vote for the challenges at Ever since the launch of open data here in the UK by Sir Tim Bernes-Lee in  January 2010 with (who ReadWriteWeb says actually put the US version to shame due to the volume of data offered was ... Read More »

Reshaping public services online by getting the basics right for local government websites

Frustration There is nothing more frustrating than being in government right now if you are looking for change or motivation in your work. With almost no funding available, fewer colleagues to carry the burden, feeling of loss and uncertainty, we are facing an all time low. Everyone knows that with fewer resources, it makes it harder for local authorities to ... Read More »

What are widgets? How can local government use widgets?

What are widgets? For some of us in local government, mentioning the word widget is not alien to us and has become somewhat part of our online activities.  However for those who have never come across a widget or heard of it, widget might seem like a funny word little kids might say amongst their young friends. So to make ... Read More »

Come and “speed-date” with me!

Another day, another event. This time I will be joining Local DirectGov for their Community Day at the City of London, Guildhall, London starting at 10:00 until 15:00 on 15 October 2010. The event will be taking the “speed-dating” approach and I will be running the social media round table with Anna Fenston.  On top of social media, there will also ... Read More »