Feeds

Wiltshire eyes up flexible working

£12m IT contract inked

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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."

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet's GC weekly is a free email newsletter covering the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. To register click here.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.