IT Infrastructure

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Dear South Bucks 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

Sarah Helm,

 
 

   
Date: 10/05/2018
e-mail:
For the attention of: Daniel Shaw
Our Ref: FOI 6191
 
   
   
Dear Sir / Madam

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recorded information.

This is to acknowledge receipt of your valid request. A guide to
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The Council will send you a response to your request in due course.

Yours faithfully
 
 
 
SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL
Capswood
Oxford Road
Denham
UB9 4LH
01895 837200
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Date:  01/06/2018
e-mail:  [South Bucks District Council request email]
For the attention of:  Daniel Shaw
Our Ref:  FOI 6191
 
   
   
Dear Sir,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Further to our acknowledgement to your email requesting information under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are providing you
with our response.

REQUEST

Freedom of Information request - IT Infrastructure Dear South Bucks
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

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Yours faithfully
 
 
 
SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL
Capswood
Oxford Road
Denham
UB9 4LH
01895 837200
[2][South Bucks District Council request email]

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