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Departmental ICT

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what IT projects (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. (229155)

The information is as follows.

IT project

Recent estimate of the cost (£)

Recent estimate of the completion date

OGCbs

Introduction of new video conferencing equipment at our main office locations in Liverpool and Norwich plus the installation of an additional private network connection between the two sites for video traffic.

100,000

End of December 2008

OGCbs

Transition to a new web hosting platform to improve performance and resilience.

100,000

End of December 2008

OGCbs

Implementation of the Zanzibar electronic marketplace for internal purchasing of goods and services.

132,000

February 2009

OGCbs

Upgrade to Supplier and Contracts database and creation of the Management Information Collection Application. This will allow us to better manage suppliers and report on customer spending through our arrangements.

55,000

End of February 2009

HMT

OGC Laptop Refresh Project—Planned replacement of obsolete equipment with new devices with remote working capabilities.

461,000

November 2008

HMT

Group Networks—Implementation of new Restricted network infrastructure for shared services.

580,000

31 October 2008

HMT

Common Infrastructure Management Tools—implementation of single toolset and process for systems management across multiple networks Confidential and Restricted including deployment of software/upgrades and security patches.

450,000

28 November 2008

HMT

Firewall Replacement Project—Planned replacement of obsolete firewalls to ensure security and compliance of networks and services.

254,000

31 October 2008

HMT

Switch Replacement Project—Planned replacement of obsolete network infrastructure to ensure delivery, security and performance of networks and services.

675,000

10 November 2008

HMT

OGC Blackberry—implementation of Blackberry servers and devices to support the business requirements.

52,000

21 November 2008

DMO

Portfolio Management System

105,000

March 2009