Dear Newry, Mourne and Down 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

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email dated 13/09/2018 and your request for information
therein.

You have requested from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
information in relation to Intranet Queries.

I confirm your request will be processed as a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Accordingly, you will receive the information you
have requested within 20 working days of the date of receipt of your
request by the Council unless the Council does not hold the information or
there is a reason to withhold all or part of the information requested.
 Council will write to you in any event.  

For further information in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000
I would refer you to the Information Commissioner's Office website,
[1]www.ico.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the above please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Suzanne Trainor
Information Officer
Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir Mhúrn agus an Dúin
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
Ardglass Road
Downpatrick
BT30 6GQ

Council: 0300 013 2233
Planning: 0300 200 7830
 
www.newrymournedown

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Joanna

Further to your request for information below please clarify what
information you require in point 1

1) How many employees are working in the council?

Regards

Suzanne Trainor
Information Officer
Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir Mhúrn agus an Dúin
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
Ardglass Road
Downpatrick
BT30 6GQ

Council: 0300 013 2233
Planning: 0300 200 7830
 
www.newrymournedown

From:        Joanna Tsonou <[FOI #519709 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council"
<[Newry, Mourne and Down District Council request email]>
Date:        13/09/2018 17:25
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Intranet queries

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Dear Newry, Mourne and Down 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

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Dear Newry, Mourne and Down District Council,

I am sending this e-mail as you asked me to clarify my request.

By how many employees, we mean how many employees are working within the Council in total, excluding schools and including schools.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Tsonou

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Sir/Madam  

Thank you for your email dated 13/09/2018 and your request for information
therein.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have requested information
in relation to Intranet Queries.  I confirm your request has now been
processed as a request under the terms of the Act and, accordingly, please
see Council's response below.

 

1) How many employees are working in the council?
1024

2) What is your annual IT budget?
£2,172,940

3) What is your annual Intranet budget?
None

4) What is your current Intranet solution and how long has it been in use?
Sharepoint Essentials On Premise

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

6) Who is responsible for managing your Intranet?
Corporate Communications Department

7) Who is responsible for the procurement of your Intranet?
Intranet was not procured

8) Who is responsible for managing your IT Team?
Gavin Ringland, IT Manager

9) Do you use any other SaaS (Software as a service) applications?
Yes, but not for Intranet

10) Who are your main software vendors?
Microsoft

11) Do you use Azure / Amazon Web Services or Office365?
No

12) Do you have a digital workplace strategy?
No

I trust this is of assistance.  However, should you be unhappy with our
response in this matter you may request an Internal Review of our response
and you can contact Mrs. Alison Robb, Assistant Director of Administration
([1][email address]) in that regard. In the event you are unhappy
with the outcome of any Internal Review conducted by the Council you may
apply to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a review of our
response. Please note that the ICO generally expects Internal Reviews to
be completed prior to reviewing the decisions of public bodies.  For
further information in relation to Freedom of Information I would direct
you to the website of the Information Commissioner at: [2]www.ico.org.uk.

Regards

Suzanne Trainor
Information Officer
Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir Mhúrn agus an Dúin
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
Ardglass Road
Downpatrick
BT30 6GQ

Council: 0300 013 2233
Planning: 0300 200 7830
 
www.newrymournedown

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the above named, or the person responsible for delivering the message
to the above named, delete or destroy the email and any attachments
immediately. The contents of this e-mail may not be disclosed to, nor
used by, anyone other than the above named. We will not accept any
liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party
acting, or refraining from acting, on such information. Opinions,
conclusions and other information expressed in such messages are not
given or endorsed by the Council, unless otherwise indicated in writing
by an authorised representative independent of such messages.

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attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted and amended.

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necessary by the organisation.

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Information legislation, unless the information in it is covered by an
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