IT Information

Joanna Tsonou made this Freedom of Information request to Northumberland County Council

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Dear Northumberland County 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

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 4632  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this matter please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 4632   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to council
employees and IT. 

Right of Access 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response. 

1) How many employees are working in the council ?
4,305
2) What is your annual IT budget ?
£5.2 million
3) What is your annual Intranet budget ?
£3,000
4) What is your current Intranet solution and how long has it been in use
?
Kentico, since 2015
5) Do you use Open Source applications, such as Drupal or Wordpress?
No
6) Who is responsible for managing your Intranet ?
Information Services Development Team / Communication plus content by
service areas 
7) Who is responsible for the procurement of your Intranet ? 
Information Services
8) Who is responsible for managing your IT Team ?
Chief Information Officer
9) Do you use any other SaaS (Software as a service) applications ?
Google G-Suite / Oracle Cloud Applications 
10) Who are your main software vendors ?
Google / Oracle / Northgate / Capita
11) Do you use Azure / Amazon Web Services or Office365 ?
Limited use of Azure
12) Do you have a digital workplace strategy?
Yes
Complaints 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office: 

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF 

Email: [1][Northumberland County Council request email] 

Information Commissioner 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at: 

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 

Tel: 01625 545 745
Email: [2][email address

There is no charge for making an appeal. 

Yours sincerely 

FOI Coordinator - Finance Group
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [3][Northumberland County Council request email] 
Web: [4]http://www.northumberland.gov.uk 

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