IT Enquiry

C Davis-Mann made this Freedom of Information request to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear North Wales Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to establish whether North Wales Fire and Rescue Service use IBM's database software DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows or z/OS.

If you do not use DB2, could you please let me know which database software you do use?

Would you be able to supply contact details of the decision maker responsible for your database procurement?

Could you also let me know if you currently outsource any of your database support, if so could you please provide the name of the organisation?

Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

C Davis-Mann

Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir/Madam,

I hereby acknowledge receipt of your request for information made under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as detailed below. This is now receiving my attention, and you will receive a response within 20 working days. To confirm, your request was received on 26th September 2013 and you have supplied an email address for response.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Mottershead
Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [email address] neu ymwelwch â www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail [email address] or visit www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

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Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

Further to your recent request made under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act regarding database software, the response from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) is as follows:

I would like to establish whether North Wales Fire and Rescue Service uses IBM's database software DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows or z/OS.

NWFRS does not use IBM’s database software DB2.

If you do not use DB2, could you please let me know which database software you do use?

SQL Server, Oracle, Informix and C-Tree.

Would you be able to supply contact details of the decision maker responsible for your database procurement?

NWF&RS ICT Department operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed to the ICT Service Desk on (01492) 564949. The call will be directed to the ICT Systems Analyst with responsibility for database software.

Could you also let me know if you currently outsource any of your database support, if so could you please provide the name of the organisation?

Vision Command & Control System database support is supplied by Fortek (now part of Capita).

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to:

The Freedom of Information Officer
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Ffordd Salesbury
St Asaph Business Park
St Asaph
Denbighshire
LL17 0JJ

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Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
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Yours faithfully,

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [email address] neu ymwelwch â www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail [email address] or visit www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

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