IT Infrastructure

Daniel Shaw made this Freedom of Information request to Blaby District Council

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Dear Blaby District Council,

Under the freedom of information act 2000. I write to obtain the following information about the organisations information technology infrastructure equipment:

1. What is your annual IT Budget for 2017, 2018 & 2019?
2. Storage:
a. What storage vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
b. What is the capacity of the storage data in TB & How much of this is utilised?
c. What were the installation dates of the above storage vendor(s)? (Month/Year)
d. When is your planned (or estimated) storage refresh date? (Month/Year)?
e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which supplier?
f. What is your estimated budget for the storage refresh?
3. Server/Compute:
a. What server vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
b. What were the installation dates of the above server vendor(s)? (Month/Year)
c. When is your planned (or estimated) server refresh date? (Month/Year)
d. What is your estimated budget for the server refresh?
e. Do you have any extended warranties, if so, with which supplier?
f. Which operating systems are used?
4. Network & Security:
a. What network vendor(s) and models do you currently use?
b. What are the quantities of the Edge, Core and MP used in your network?
c. What network architecture is currently used?
d. What security solutions are being utilised?
e. What were the installation dates of the above network vendor(s)? (Month/Year)
f. When is your planned (or estimated) Network refresh date? (Month/Year)?
g. What is your estimated budget for the Network refresh?
h. When did you install your current Wi-Fi environment?
5. End User Devices:
a. How many desktops/laptops are deployed by the Council?
b. How many mobile devices [Phones & tablets etc] are deployed by the council?
c. What were the installation dates of the above desktop/laptops?
d. When is your planned (or estimated) desktop/laptop refresh date? (Month/Year)
6. Backup, DR and BC:
a. What device/system do you use for your daily backups (e.g tape or disk)
b. What backup software do you use?
c. How much data do you backup, in TB?
d. Do you use a third party to provide a Business Continuity service (e.g. office workplace recovery or infrastructure ship-to-site solutions)?
e. Does your current recovery solution meet your stakeholder’s expectations?
f. Do you already backup into the cloud?
g. Do you have a documented disaster recovery & business continuity plan in place?
7. Number of Physical servers?
8. Number of virtualised servers? & Which Virtualisation platform do you use?
9. Do you have a cloud strategy if so what is it?
10. Do you use Azure or Amazon Web Services?
11. Do you use or are you planning to use MS O365?
12. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy from, as well as the frameworks utilised.
13. Do you have a Software Asset Management Policy? If so what is it?
14. Who is responsible for your Software Asset Management?
15. How much did you pay in the last financial year for software licenses?
16. If applicable, how many people are using Office 365?
17. Who are your top three software vendors by revenue?
18. What are the contractual renewal dates for those three vendors?
19. Have you been audited by those three vendors? If so the date of the audit.
20. Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses purchased?
21. Do you use a software asset management and/or software inventory tool? If so which one(s)?
22. Are you actively moving any applications/infrastructure into a cloud environment? If so who is responsible for this?
23. What is the total number of IT staff employed by the organization: Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team including CIO, IT Director and Infrastructure Architects if applicable.
24. Who is Head of IT? – Please provide contact details
25. Who is Head of Procurement? – Please provide contact details
26. Do you have a managed/shared service with any other councils?
27. Do you normally purchase equipment and services as a capital investment (Cap-Ex) or ongoing operational charges (Opex).

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Shaw

Emily Henderson, Blaby District Council

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Dear Daniel Shaw,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-18-396

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on the 13/03/2018.

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Yours sincerely

Emily Henderson, Information Governance Officer

 

Emily Henderson, Blaby District Council

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Dear Daniel Shaw

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-18-396

Further to your email of 13/03/2018, I am writing to let you know that we
are unable to complete the investigation into your request and provide a
written response to you by our original deadline of 12/04/2018.

I hope to be able to provide your response by the 18th April 2018.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate
to email [email address] quoting the above reference
number.

Yours sincerely,

Emily Henderson, Information Governance Officer

Emily Henderson, Blaby District Council

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Dear Daniel Shaw,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-18-396

Please find attached a response to your request for information, which was
received on 13/03/2018, and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
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Yours sincerely

Emily Henderson, Information Governance Officer