Ieuan Wyn Jones AM Wales Wales
"Digital technology of this kind provides a platform for innovation – a catalyst for cooperation that helps the process of economic renewal and our recovery from recession. I congratulate all involved in this major achievement, including our strategic delivery partner, Logicalis."
Jane Hutt Wales
"We are proud that this is the UK’s first public multi-sector shared services network – showing how we are using devolution to pioneer new ways of delivering joined up services and getting the very best value for people’s money, an aim that is even more important at this time of Treasury-enforced cuts."
"Tonight’s winners show why this country is at the very forefront of e-government delivery and as we push forward with our important modernising public services programme, digital technology will continue to play a crucial role in driving better services, while lowering costs.
"I would like to congratulate everyone who has taken part for their hard work, skill and imagination. Tonight clearly demonstrates enormous progress and it’s this kind of progress we are committed to maintaining so we can continue to develop the services that this country needs and deserves."
The PSBA network is a Welsh Assembly Government led project which is creating a national information and communications platform. A single high speed connectivity network, PSBA supports the delivery of a wide range of voice, video and data services, so enabling increased efficiency and collaboration within and across the public sector.
The Awards ceremony, attended by ministers, top-civil servants and technology experts from the public and private sectors, took place on Wednesday 26th January at the London Guildhall.
Notes to Editors:
The Judging Panel
- John Suffolk
- Keith Bannister
- Steve Palmer London Borough
- Jos Creese, Head of IT at Hampshire County Council and Socitm President
- Chris Histed
- Ben Heald
- Ian Cunningham
About The PSBA Network
Conceived and delivered as a collaborative project with key stakeholders in Local Government, Health and Education, the network is now used by Unitary Authorities, Hospitals, General Practitioners, Universities, Further Education Colleges, Emergency Services, and a growing number of organisations funded by the public sector.
March 2010 Wales
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SOURCE The PSBA Network