The local government shared services movement is taking off. Announcements that IBM will be preferred partner for Somerset and Capita for Southampton show that there is real traction in value creating public-private partnerships. Sandwell is going with BT and Liberata (interesting that BT is one of Liberata’s major clients).

In other news, Communities and Local Government has released the business improvement pack, as promised. Nice to see the business architecture we helped create at the heart of it.

And the OGC has started its work to modernise the procurement profession.