Adds McCarty, "The city is very well connected. We currently estimate coverage of 97 percent for our super-fast broadband. Initially, we will be implementing the new portal internally, allowing staff to access their pay slips, benefit information and annual salary statements. Now, it will also allow them to take part in staff surveys, even when they are out of the main network—enabling more of our mobile and front-line staff to be engaged with the council.""Newcastle is a forward-thinking council when it comes to digital engagement, so it has been exciting to work with them to provide access to public services in more innovative ways," says David Moody, vice president and general manager, government and public sector at Verint. "It's very satisfying to support its plans to become one of the leading digital councils in the UK, delivering better outcomes not only for citizens but also employees, while improving back-office processes, increasing efficiencies and reducing costs." About Newcastle City CouncilNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom is a genuinely inspiring place to live, work and do business. Newcastle City Council is the local government authority for Newcastle upon Tyne, a city in Tyne and Wear, England. The council consists of 78 councillors, three for each of the city's 26 wards. It is currently controlled by Labour and led by Councillor Nick Forbes. The latest population estimates in 2015 suggest that there are currently approximately 292,800 people living in Newcastle. We are passionate about making a difference to our city. About Verint Systems Inc.Verint ® (Nasdaq: VRNT) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence ® solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimisation, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Today, over 10,000 organisations in more than 180 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Learn more about how we're creating A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence ® at www.verint.com. The Verint solution cited in this announcement was purchased by Newcastle City Council in April 2016 and is in the process of a multi-phased rollout.
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