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Dear Portsmouth City Council,

Please could you help answer the following:

Please may you supply a copy of the Council’s latest Digital Strategy.

When was the Digital Strategy approved?

When is the Digital Strategy due to be refreshed?

Which member of the board is responsible for ICT?

Please provide an organisation chart for the Council’s ICT department.

Does the Council outsource some or all of its ICT services to an external provider? If so, please provide details of provider(s) and contract dates.

Is the council looking to migrate any of its ICT services to the cloud in the next 2 years? If so, please provide details of these services.

Is the council considering its options for outsourcing / insourcing its ICT services in the next 3 years?

Does the Council have any plans to review its operating model for ICT services within the next 2 years?

Does the Council use external consultancy to support ICT initiatives and if so, how are they appointed?

Yours faithfully,

Kyle Preston

FOI, Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance, Corporate Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 9268 8482

Reference: FOI2020/1123
Dear Kyle Preston
Thank you for your request for information received on 16th September
Your request is being considered and, subject to the points made below,
you will receive the information requested as promptly as possible within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
If we need to obtain more information from you in order to understand what
information you require, we will contact you. If this is the case, the 20
days time limit will not commence until your request has been clarified.
The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of certain
information.  The City Council will consider whether any of these
exemptions apply and, where required by the Act, whether it is in the
public interest to release the information.  If we have to make a public
interest test, the 20 day time limit might be extended. We will inform you
if the time scale has to be extended and if any information is withheld
and of your rights of appeal.
The City Council would like to make you aware that disclosure of
information obtained through FOIA is a disclosure into the public domain.
The City Council’s standard approach is to provide the information in the
form in which we hold it.  If you require alternative formats, e.g. audio,
large print, etc. or a different language, please let me know and we will
provide it if reasonably practicable to do so. If your request is a
question and we do not hold the answer in recorded form we will try and
provide an answer where we are able unless it requires the creation of new
There may be a fee payable for this information request and we will send
you a Fees Notice if this is the case. Any fee must be paid before the
request is provided.  The time between the issue of the Fees Notice and
receipt of payment is excluded from the calculation of the 20 working day
time limit.
Any personal information you provide in relation to this request will only
be used for the purposes of processing your request for information.
If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Corporate
Information Governance Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482,
e-mail [1][email address].
Yours sincerely
Wendy Burton
FOI Officer

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