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More than 6,000 civil servants visited Civil Service Live London on 15th and 16th July to learn about the latest initiatives under four topics: A modern Civil Service; a skilled Civil Service; Smarter working and Inspirational team leadership.

TSO was there for both days, talking about and demonstrating some of the services we have delivered to public sector clients.

At Civil Service Live at the QEII Centre on 15th and 16th July, our experts will be giving short 10 minute talks and demonstrations on a range of topics. You can join us on stand 84 at the demo zone. If you miss us at Civil Service Live, you can contact us to find out more.

Wednesday 18th June saw hundreds of digital leaders come together at the Congress Centre in London to discuss issues at the National Digital Conference 2014 and celebrate digital achievement at the Digital Leaders 100 awards.

The British Library has a long history of using cutting edge technologies to improve access to both its catalogues and content and chose TSO's OpenUp® Linked Data platform to increase free public access to BNB metadata.

A topic-based content approach has enabled a new series of Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency eBooks to help drivers to refresh their skills.

We at TSO were delighted to see a familiar name in this year’s New Year Honours. Jeni Tennison, Technical Director at the Open Data Institute, was awarded an OBE for her services to Technology and Open Data.

We have launched the beta of the new website for The Gazette, a project which many of our experts have been working on for several months. The Gazette has been completely digitally transformed, including significant new functionality and tools and the use of groundbreaking technology.

On 2nd September the Policy Exchange published their report “Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: Remaking government for the digital age”opens in new window. The report considers the big changes that will be needed for Government to make the most of the opportunities presented by technology, data and the internet. Together, they estimate that these recommendations could save £70bn over five years.

For any business, understanding your customer is vital. Some appreciation of the customer can come from analysing data such as sales figures and buying patterns. The challenge is to avoid interpreting this through your own frame of reference, which could be very different to that of your customer. The only way to really begin to understand your customer is to speak to them! It sounds obvious, but is too often ignored.

The Organograms was a complex project. It was the first occasion on which every government department published RDF. The long term success of the project depended upon engaging users with low levels of technical knowledge in order to produce the outputs…