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The county council has signed a £12m deal to improve its IT services.

The deal will allow the council to steam ahead with its plans to provide more joined up and flexible services to local people and help its staff work more flexibly.

Changes to the IT infrastructure will also make it easier for "people to contact the council and have their queries answered", the council said in a statement.

French owned IT firm Steria won the contract, which will come into force in October when the council's existing five year contract with Sungard Avista runs out. The new deal will involve full support for the council's computer network and includes emergency and disaster recovery.

The IT firm will also plan and deliver a wide range of IT related projects, including mobile and flexible working structures, to help improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Wiltshire County Council leader Jane Scott said: "We rely on our computer systems to help us deliver services to local people as quickly and efficiently as possible. To make sure we can continue to do this we need to have well maintained systems and comprehensive support. This new contract will improve our capacity in all of these areas."

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