Southern UK councils have an IT mash up

Seven counties in the leafy shires of south-east England have created a consortium which will share the cost of services including IT.

Following the lead of a similar system developed by Lancashire County Council which split major capital costs between 12 local boroughs and Cumbria County Council, the SE7 consortium will be spearheaded by Surrey and East Sussex and will include West Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Medway and Brighton and Hove councils.

According to CIO, the band of brave pioneers hopes to save millions by bulk buying computer services, road building, education and waste management.