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Dear University of Leeds,

Telephony and UC/ Collaboration
Please confirm the manufacturer of your telephony system(s) that are currently in place
When was the installation date of your telephony equipment?
When is your contract renewal date?
Who maintains your telephony system(s)?
Please confirm the value of the initial project
Please confirm the total ongoing annual spend on telephony
Please confirm the annual support cost for your telephony system
Do you use Unified Communications or Collaboration tools , if so which ones?

Contact Centre
Please confirm the manufacturer of your contact centre system(s) that are currently in place?
When was the installation date of your contact centre infrastructure?
When is your contract renewal date?
Who maintains your contact centre system(s)?
Please confirm value of the initial project?
Please confirm the value of annual support/maintenance services (in £)? And overall annual spend for the contact centre

How many contact centre agents do you have?
Do agents work from home? Or just your offices?
Do you use a CRM in the contact centre? What platform is used?
Do you use a knowledge base / knowledge management platform? What platform is used?

Connectivity and Network Services
Who provides your WAN and internet connectivity and the annual spend on each
Have you , or do you plan to deploy SD Wan services
Have you got SIP trunks, if so who from and confirm annual spend
Please confirm who provides your LAN, WIFI and Security infrastructure
Please confirm your annual spend on each
Please confirm your data centre switching and security infrastructure and have you deployed cloud based security and threat management

Organisation
How many employees do you have overall within your organisation?
Can you provide contact details for your procurement lead / category manager for these services?
Can you provide names and contact details for the following people within your organisation?
• CIO / IT Director
• Head of IT
• Head of Digital Transformation
• Head of Customer services

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Leonard

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Daniel Leonard,

Freedom of Information request reference K/21/148

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Daniel Leonard,  

 

Freedom of Information Response (Our Ref: K/21/148)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 23 March
2021, reference K/21/148. Please accept our sincere apologies for the
delay in responding to your request.

 

Your request read:

 

“Telephony and UC/ Collaboration

 

Please confirm the manufacturer of your telephony system(s) that are
currently in place

 

When was the installation date of your telephony equipment?

 

When is your contract renewal date?

 

Who maintains your telephony system(s)?

 

Please confirm the value of the initial project

 

Please confirm the total ongoing annual spend on telephony

 

Please confirm the annual support cost for your telephony system

 

Do you use Unified Communications or Collaboration tools , if so which
ones?

 

Contact Centre

 

Please confirm the manufacturer of your contact centre system(s) that are
currently in place?

 

When was the installation date of your contact centre infrastructure?

 

When is your contract renewal date?

 

Who maintains your contact centre system(s)?

 

Please confirm value of the initial project?

 

Please confirm the value of annual support/maintenance services (in £)?
And overall annual spend for the contact centre

 

How many contact centre agents do you have?

 

Do agents work from home? Or just your offices?

 

Do you use a CRM in the contact centre? What platform is used?

 

Do you use a knowledge base / knowledge management platform? What platform
is used?

 

Connectivity and Network Services

 

Who provides your WAN and internet connectivity and the annual spend on
each

 

Have you , or do you plan to deploy SD Wan services

 

Have you got SIP trunks, if so who from and confirm annual spend

 

Please confirm who provides your LAN, WIFI and Security infrastructure

 

Please confirm your annual spend on each

 

Please confirm your data centre switching and security infrastructure and
have you deployed cloud based security and threat management

 

Organisation

 

How many employees do you have overall within your organisation?

 

Can you provide contact details for your procurement lead / category
manager for these services?

 

Can you provide names and contact details for the following people within
your organisation?

 

•         CIO / IT Director

 

•         Head of IT

 

•         Head of Digital Transformation

 

•         Head of Customer services”

 

The University of Leeds holds this information. Please find the
information set out below:

 

 Telephony and UC/ Collaboration

 1. Please confirm the manufacturer of your telephony system(s) that are
currently in place

Atos/Unify

 

 2. When was the installation date of your telephony equipment?

Latest node 2018

 

 3. When is your contract renewal date?

December 2021

 

 4. Who maintains your telephony system(s)?

Atos

 

 5. Please confirm the value of the initial project

N/A

 

 6. Please confirm the total ongoing annual spend on telephony

£50-£80k on outbound calling

 

 7. Please confirm the annual support cost for your telephony system

£100k Maintenance

 

 8. Do you use Unified Communications or Collaboration tools , if so which
ones?

MS Teams

 

Contact Centre

 9. Please confirm the manufacturer of your contact centre system(s) that
are currently in place?

Netcall

 

10. When was the installation date of your contact centre infrastructure?

Latest platform 2019

 

11. When is your contract renewal date?

November 2021

 

12. Who maintains your contact centre system(s)?

Netcall

 

13. Please confirm value of the initial project?

£40-£60k

 

14. Please confirm the value of annual support/maintenance services (in
£)? And overall annual spend for the contact centre

£16k

 

15. How many contact centre agents do you have?

Approximately 80

 

16. Do agents work from home? Or just your offices?

Both

 

17. Do you use a CRM in the contact centre? What platform is used?

No

 

18. Do you use a knowledge base / knowledge management platform? What
platform is used?

Service Now

 

Connectivity and Network Services

19. Who provides your WAN and internet connectivity and the annual spend
on each

Jisc £200k

 

20. Have you , or do you plan to deploy SD Wan services

Not currently

 

21. Have you got SIP trunks, if so who from and confirm annual spend

Not currently

 

22. Please confirm who provides your LAN, WIFI and Security infrastructure

Cisco

 

23. Please confirm your annual spend on each

The annual spend varies according to requirements.

 

24. Please confirm your data centre switching and security infrastructure
and have you deployed cloud based security and threat management

Cisco and some Dell and Extreme. Use Jisc threat agency

 

Organisation

25. How many employees do you have overall within your organisation?

7000

 

26. Can you provide contact details for your procurement lead / category
manager for these services?

Colin Challinor, [1][email address]

 

27. Can you provide names and contact details for the following people
within your organisation?

a)      CIO / IT Director

Dave West IT Director

 

b)      Head of IT

As above

 

c)      Head of Digital Transformation

There is no such role in our organisation.

d)      Head of Customer services

There is no such role in our organisation.

 

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