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Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,

Hope you are having a good week and enjoying the weather.
Please could you assist me by sending information regarding the following:

• Please can you direct me to the authority's current ICT strategy?
• Does the authority use or is planning to use Azure or any other cloud hosted services?
• If you are currently using, or planning to use Azure, AWS or Google; what are your main drivers and goals?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Callahan

CSG InformationRights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Callahan

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.

Acknowledgement

Your request was received by this department on 20 August 2019.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 18 September 2019.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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Chris Pierce (IT Services), Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Callahan

Subject: Freedom of Information - Corporate Resources - IT Services

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 20/08/2019.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:

1. Please can you direct me to the authority's current ICT strategy?

See attached.

2. Does the authority use or is planning to use Azure or any other cloud
hosted services?

See response to Question 3.

3. If you are currently using, or planning to use Azure, AWS or Google;
what are your main drivers and goals?

We are currently developing an options paper and business case for our
storage and compute requirements. This study will inform future decisions
with regards to determining the pace, scale and rationale for moving to
cloud delivered services.

Please note:
The information provided in response to your request is copyright
Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this
information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you to
re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for photocopying
or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the information you
need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to Information
Rights Officer, Corporate Services and Governance, 1st Floor, Civic
Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH or email
[Gateshead Council request email]. You may be required to pay a fee or
comply with conditions for permitted re-use.

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter, please
contact Kris Atkinson on 0191 433 3769.

Yours sincerely

Chris Pierce

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