Software Licenses

Leo Wu made this Freedom of Information request to Advisory Committee for Social Science

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Dear Social Science Research Committee,

I would like to ask

Q1. Do you look after your own IT or is it outsourced?
Q2. How much did you pay in last financial year for software licenses?
Q3. How many computers users do you have?
Q4. When do you need to renew the contract with Microsoft for software licenses? What was the value of your last contract per year?
Q5. Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses purchased? If so what is used for software usage metering?
Q6. Do you use a software asset management tool?
Q7. Please also provide details of IT Contracts Managers and any person(s) involved in IT Software procurement.

Yours faithfully,

Leo Wu

Dear Leo Wu,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

Q1. Do you look after your own IT or is it outsourced?
Q2. How much did you pay in last financial year for software licenses?
Q3. How many computers users do you have?
Q4. When do you need to renew the contract with Microsoft for software licenses? What was the value of your last contract per year?
Q5. Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses purchased? If so what is used for software usage metering?
Q6. Do you use a software asset management tool?
Q7. Please also provide details of IT Contracts Managers and any person(s) involved in IT Software procurement.

I am handling your request for information under the terms of the Act.

As required by the Act, I aim to respond to your request for information within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days from the date it was received. Your request was received on 20 April 2015, therefore you should expect to receive a response by 15 May 2015.

If we are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the reasons for this (as permitted under the FOI Act) and when you should expect a full response.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely

SSRC Secretariat

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Dear Leo Wu

Please find attached our response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you are not satisfied with the way your request for information has been handled, you should write within two calendar months of the date of this letter to the FSA’s Openness Team, and ask for an internal review. They will arrange for the FSA’s Complaints Coordinator to conduct the review. Their address is Food Standards Agency, Room 2C Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH (email: [email address]).

If you have any queries about the attached letter, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Atkinson
SSRC Secretariat
Food Standards Agency
Aviation House, 125 Kingsway,  London, WC2B 6NH
[SSRC request email]

www.food.gov.uk

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