Newham Borough Council’s CIO has revealed how the local government body was impacted following last year’s collapse of 2e2.

The council tasked 2e2, an IT services company, with building the Love Newham app that could be used by the 320,000 residents living in the borough to carry out transactions that have traditionally been done face-to-face. However, midway through the process the 2e2 went into administration last February.

“They [2e2] collapsed in a massive way last year so I suddenly became a software house and had to take on all the developers directly, which is not my purpose at a local authority but needs must,” said Newham Borough Council CIO Geoff Connell.

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