Annual Cost of MyCampus

Wolfram Bayer made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear University of Glasgow,

I am interested to know the annual cost of MyCampus.

The cost should be broken down into:

a. MyCampus Team.
b. Technical Team.
c. Other Staff from University Services, Colleges and Schools involved in supporting MyCampus.
d. Consultancy
e. Annual Licences
f. Hardware maintenance, replacement or rental.

Yours faithfully,

Wolfram Bayer

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Bayer,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 30 August 2011 timed 14:18 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

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University of Glasgow
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Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Bayer,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 30 August 2011 timed 14:18 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Rob Smith left an annotation ()

£700k pa of costs against the £500k projected annual saving, a deficit of £1.2m

I wonder where exactly these savings are going to come from?

Dear University of Glasgow,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Glasgow's handling of my FOI request 'Annual Cost of MyCampus'.

This is because:
1. David Newall on numerous occasions, as recorded on this site, has claimed that the implementation of this system will result in saving of £500,000 per year. You now tell me that you do not know the annual cost of MyCampus.
Without knowing the annual cost of MyCampus how did David Newall know that there would be an annual saving of £500,000? Please speak to him as he must have known the recurrent cost of MyCampus before making such a claim.

2. Replying to another FoI request:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/61...
You released the following information
“Campus software maintenance – following purchase of the above licences a software maintenance contract then provides support from Oracle including the provision of ongoing new releases. The annual cost of this maintenance is £264,473 per annum.”
You now say that the support cost is £160,000 per year. Which Figure is correct?

3. I have found it very difficult to believe that you have not budgeted for the consultancy costs.

Finally, a while ago you claimed:
“The Project Board, chaired by David Newall, Secretary of Court, has responsibility for costs and these are recorded and monitored in accordance with the governance structure.”
See:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/wo...

Considering the fact that you cannot account for the cost of this project I wish to suggest that the project Board, chaired by David Newall, have failed miserably.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/an...

Yours faithfully,

Wolfram Bayer

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Bayer,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request for a Review, dated 29 September 2011 timed 08:13 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached. You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your Request for a Review is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Reviews, University of Glasgow

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Please find attached the UniversityÂ’s response to your request for a
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GU Eyes left an annotation ()

“The system is outdated and cumbersome to use. The software has been developed using Cobol programming language (Cobol is nearly 60 years old and no longer is used by major software houses). The software has been heavily customised by UoG IT staff and external consultants. The on-going cost of support and enhancements of these customisations will be astronomical as each time the supplier releases a new version of the software all these customisations must be modified to work with the new version of the software.”
See:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/glasg...

Now we know why the University refuses to disclose the annul cost of MyCampus. They know that such a disclosure will create an academic community backlash against the Management.