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Barnet goes Hi-Tech

3 July 2003

Investment in new technologies is set to transform the way Barnet delivers services to its citizens.

The Council's Cabinet ICT Committee voted through last week a plan that aims to provide staff across the borough with the latest computer facilities as part of its commitment to service excellence.

This latest initiative is part of a continuing redevelopment of the way Barnet conducts business with its citizens.

Barnet is already using sophisticated software to manage child protection cases more effectively, and has also agreed an education system to track and monitor the progress of pupils.

Back office systems have also been upgraded with 800 staff originally located across some two dozen old buildings now being rehoused in a modern building on the North London Business Park.

Barnet councillor, Mike Freer said: "Our ongoing investment in IT and back room facilities will help us recruit and retain the very best staff which is essential for the council’s new Administration to overhaul the standards of services being delivered,"

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