Dear South Northamptonshire District Council,

Under the freedom of information act 2000, I’m writing to obtain the following information:

1) How many employees are working in the council?
2) What is your annual IT budget?
3) What is your annual Intranet budget?
4) What is your current Intranet solution and how long has it been in use?
5) Do you use Open Source applications, such as Drupal or Wordpress?
6) Who is responsible for managing your Intranet?
7) Who is responsible for the procurement of your Intranet?
8) Who is responsible for managing your IT Team?
9) Do you use any other SaaS (Software as a service) applications?
10) Who are your main software vendors?
11) Do you use Azure / Amazon Web Services or Office365?
12) Do you have a digital workplace strategy?

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Tsonou

Admin, CCC (SNC), South Northamptonshire District Council

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Dear Ms Tsonou

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Ref: FOI 101000992376 (South Northants District Council)

 

Thank you for your emailed Freedom of Information request received on the
23^rd August 2018.  Please find answers to your query as follows.  Please
note that South Northants District Council operate a shared IT service
with Cherwell District Council so this response covers both Councils.

 

 1. How many employees are working in the Council?  805 employees working
across both Councils

 

 2. What is your annual IT budget?  £2,470,511 covering both Councils

 

 3. What is your annual Intranet budget?  No specific allocation of
budget.

 

 4. What is your current Intranet solution and how long has it been in
use?  Jadu – February 2017

 

 5. Do you use Open Source applications, such as Drupal or Wordpress?  No

 

 6. Who is responsible for managing your Intranet?  We have an
Intranet/Internet Board

 

 7. Who is responsible for the procurement of your Intranet? 
Intranet/Internet Board

 

 8. Who is responsible for managing your IT team?  Geoff Kent, Assistant
Director, Customer and IT Services

 

 9. Do you use any SaaS (Software as a service) applications?  Yes

 

10. Who are your main software vendors?  Top three vendors by revenue are
Northgate Public Services (UK) Ltd, Idox Software and Trustmarque
Solutions

 

11. Do you use Azure / Amazon Web Services or Office365?  Yes to all

 

12. Do you have a digital workplace strategy?  We have an adopted approach
to working in a digital workplace

 

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Council's Freedom of Information Officer at [1][email address].
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advised to contact the Information Commissioner directly at the
Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF or on [2][email address]. Under Section 50 of the
Act you may apply to the Commissioner for a decision as to whether your
request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
requirements of Part I of the Act.

 

 

Paul Nicol

Business & Systems Implementation Manager

Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils

Direct dial: 01295 753702

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contents to any other person. If you are not the intended recipient,
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Unless expressly stated otherwise, the contents of this e-mail represent
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