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Gabrielle Gibbons

Dear Buckinghamshire Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I write to obtain the following information about the organisation’s information technology infrastructure equipment:

1. What is your annual IT Budget for 2020, 2021 & 2022?

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. Security:
a. What security solutions are being utilised?
b. Do you have a SIEM?
c. Do you have a SOC? If so, is it in house or outsourced?
d. Is it 24/7?
e. Name and role for IT Manager(s) / Officer(s) primarily responsible for cybersecurity
f. Names of all cyber security vendor(s) you use
g. Cost, duration and end date for the above contract(s)/license(s)

5. 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. When is your estimated backup refresh?
f. Do you already backup into the cloud?
g. Do you back up M365?

6. Number of Physical servers?

7. How far are you in your cloud strategy?

A. Not considering Cloud for the foreseeable future
B. Interested in Cloud, but have not started looking into it
C. Research Stage
D. Meeting with Suppliers
E. Consultancy
F. Started to integrate
G. Fully integrated

8. Do you use Azure or Amazon Web Services?

9. Which IT services do you outsource? When do the contracts end?

10. Please also name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy from, as well as the frameworks utilised.

11. Are you actively moving any applications/infrastructure into a cloud environment? If so who is responsible for this?

12. 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.

13. Who is Head of IT? – Please provide contact details

14. Who is Head of Procurement? – Please provide contact details

15. Do you have a managed/shared service with any other councils?

16. Do you normally purchase equipment and services as a capital investment (Cap-Ex) or ongoing operational charges (Opex)?

Yours faithfully,

Gabrielle Gibbons

Information request
Our reference: 1486122

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Dear Gabrielle Gibbons
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 27 April
2022.
 
We will handle your request under the most appropriate legislation.
 
You can expect to receive a response by 26 May 2022.
 
The Council will be in touch if we need any further information. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Management Team
[Buckinghamshire Council request email]
 
 
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Information request
Our reference: 1486122

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Dear Gabrielle Gibbons  
Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire Council and your request for
information. 

Please find attached our response. 
With kind regards 
Freedom of Information Team
Deputy Chief Executive Directorate
Buckinghamshire Council
New County Offices
Walton Street
Aylesbury
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HP20 1UA
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