Issue - meetings

ICT Service and Infrastructure

Meeting: 07/12/2016 - South Holland District Council (Item 82)

ICT Service and Infrastructure

Report is enclosed (please see agenda item 10).

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Minutes:

Councillors considered the information contained in the exempt appendix to agenda item 9 – Report from the Cabinet meeting held on 8 November 2016.


Meeting: 08/11/2016 - Cabinet (Item 21)

21 ICT Service and Infrastructure (Exempt Paragraph 3)

To agree the future approach regarding the ICT service and the development of the associated technical infrastructure in order to support Council services (relevant to all corporate priorities) (joint report of the Portfolio Holder Governance and Customer and the Executive Director Strategy and Governance enclosed)

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Portfolio Holder Governance and Customer and the Executive Director Strategy and Governance which sought a decision on the future approach regarding the ICT service and the development of the associated technical infrastructure in order to support Council services, (relevant to all Corporate Priorities).

 

Councillors discussed issues around these proposals, and considered the various options that had been proposed.  It was agreed that investment in ICT was essential now and in the future.

 

DECISION: 

 

a)    That the recommendations of the Actica report be noted, for consideration around future ICT provision; and

 

b)    That subject to the agreement by full Council on the capital budget, the building of a new technical infrastructure in order to deliver improvements to IT services, security and disaster recovery, agile working, improved network access and to facilitate greater freedom to change the ICT delivery model in the future be agreed.

 

RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL:

 

c)    That the Council approves a capital budget of £523,000 to fund infrastructure improvements, a device refresh programme, and enhanced network connection to Breckland Council as part of an improved disaster recovery plan, and to enable Council-wide transformation benefits.

 

(Other options considered:

·         Do nothing.

·         Implement a new shared ICT infrastructure and move to an insourced, shared ICT service.

·         Implement a new shared ICT infrastructure and move to an insourced service with separate place based teams.

Reasons for decision:

·         To provide a phased approach which would create a shared infrastructure allowing South Holland’s current IT supply contract to continue, Breckland Council to realise some of the operational benefits of an internal service and allowing South Holland the space to consider future strategic direction.)