For the last 10 years the vast majority of the Department's, and its predecessors, IT services have been provided through a PFI agreement with Fujitsu services and covers the provision of all desktop services, web infrastructure services, document management and other business applications. Many of these are charged for as part of overall, bundled, service charges. The Department also has in place an alternative IT framework agreement with a number of suppliers to enable competition where this is deemed appropriate. In addition, previously the responsibility for ICT was of a devolved nature and it is not therefore possible to provide all of the information requested without disproportionate cost. However, the information we do have available for ICT Projects costing over £1 million in each year since 2003-04 is as follows:
Project Original estimate (£ million) Delivery date Outturn(£ million) Actual delivery Main supplier Notes Flexible Computing 9.1 March 2006 9 March 2008 Fujitsu Project was deferred until 2007 Lynx 2.1 March 2008 1.8 March 2008 Logica/CMG HR Online 9.5 May 2008 10.6 March 2009 Cap Gemini Implementation delayed due to performance issues
Original estimate (£ million)
Project was deferred until 2007
Implementation delayed due to performance issues
Since 2003-04 all other ICT projects have either been delivered as part of the Fujitsu PFI contract or have cost less than £1 million.
In order to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide emissions the Department has:
Reduced the number of PCs within the Department on a ratio of eight PCs for every 10 staff.
Introduced a printer/employee ratio of 1:20 for monochrome and 1:40 for colour printers.
Reduced the number of desktop printers by over 800 with an associated reduction in consumables.
Reduced the number of Exchange servers from 20 to eight
Introduced improved power saving settings on all PCs and on printers
Introduced automatic night time shut down on all PCs.
The provision of IT services in my Department are outsourced to a number of suppliers on an array of IT server equipment. Under these arrangements, service level targets are specified and monitored to ensure high standards of service. The measurement of server capacity utilisation is not a contractual reporting requirement and so the information requested is not available.