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Birmingham City Council's IT services return in-house!

Today (1 August 2019), the longstanding contract between Birmingham City Council (BCC) and Capita has largely ended, with most service being brought back in-house. The ICT services delivered by Capita on behalf of the council have returned to council management after a four-month transition period, while Capita will continue to support the council in providing a range of hosted and off-site services, such as data centre hosting.

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BIRMINGHAM'S DIGITAL WEEK IS NEARLY HERE!

Given Greater Birmingham is home to one of the largest technology and digital clusters in the UK, Birmingham City Council are delighted to be co-ordinating activities to showcase some of our region’s digital transformation and smart city activities in collaboration with public and private sector partners.

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WEST MIDLANDS LAUNCHES LOCAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy is a long-term plan aimed to increase productivity. It is locally led and developed in partnership with government, based on clear evidence and aligned to the national Industrial Strategy.

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TAKE THE HEALTHY CITY CHALLENGE AND HELP TRANSFORM PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

Birmingham invites you to take the Healthy City Challenge and contribute to the big data collection efforts of the PULSE project and help inform and transform Birmingham's Public Health services

This survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

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WEST MIDLANDS WILL BE FIRST "FUTURE MOBILITY AREA" IN THE UK

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street announced the scheme as part of his speech to the Conservative conference taking place in Birmingham.

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WMCA WINS 5G TESTBED FUNDS!!

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has won £25 million from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to provide a testbed for uses of 5G networks - Birmingham and Wolverhampton amongst one of the first cities to reap benefits!

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BIRMINGHAM SIGNS UP TO DIGITAL DECLARATION PLEDGE

Birmingham City Council is a co-author of the Local Digital Declaration which is a cross-sector, shared commitment to provide the foundations needed for the future generation of local digital public services.

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CITIZENS CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM FREE PUBLIC WI-FI!

Free public access Wi-Fi has been successfully installed in over 200 public buildings across Birmingham - making it easier than ever for citizens to access online services in buildings delivering council services.

See this interactive map for a connected building near you.



Digital Birmingham have collaborated with the key organisations to produce an ambitious framework, and a clear set of actions, for the future of the city. This is an exemplary smart city plan.

Peter Madden, CEO of the Future Cities Catapult