On 1st October, over 100 delegates from Local Authorities and other public sector organisations attended Mobile Scotland 2013 at COSLA Headquarters in Edinburgh. The event was hosted by TotalMobile and covered a range of topics surrounding mobile technology for the public sector in Scotland. The majority of Scotland’s 29 mainland councils were represented at the conference.
Mobile working within the public sector is on the increase in Scotland. A number of councils are using the technology to reduce administration and travel time and improve services. Implementation has allowed Authorities such as Aberdeen City Council to save up to £1.5m annually. Mobile working now presents an opportunity to allow for an integrated approach to providing care between NHS Trusts and social departments.