Dear University of Greenwich,

Dear University of Gloucestershire,

What IT Research providers are you using for your IT Services department, Academic Staff and Students? (research access through electronic for computing students/information technology)

Do you have a subscription with Gartner/Forrester?

How much do you pay annually for this subscription?

When does this subscription end?

Who makes the decision to acquire, is it Library or IT Services?

Who can I contact to speak about providing technology based research?

Yours faithfully,

Ash Haque

Lucy Fincham, University of Greenwich

Dear Mr Haque

I acknowledge receipt of your request received on 8th September 2017, which we are working on, received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, however I would need some clarification from you about your first question - "What IT Research providers are you using for your IT Services department, Academic Staff and Students? (research access through electronic for computing students/information technology)". Could you clarify what you mean by “IT research providers” – do you mean what online journals the University subscribes to? Or something else?

When I have received clarification from you, your request will then be considered and you will receive that part of the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days from that date, subject to considerations.

Yours sincerely

Lucy Fincham
Information Compliance Manager
University of Greenwich
Vice-Chancellor's Office
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10 9LS

Lucy Fincham, University of Greenwich

Dear Mr Haque

In response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1.We wait for your clarification of this question – our request for clarification sent to you on 28th September 2017.

2.Gartner

3.We apply the exemption at Section 43(2) of the Act, which refers to information which is commercially sensitive. We believe that it could damage our relationship with the supplier were we to provide this information to a third party, and do not believe that it is in the public interest to do so.

4.30/04/18

5.Senior managers within the IT department of the Information & Library Services Directorate of the University made the decision to acquire Gartner.

6.If you wish to do business with the University of Greenwich please contact our Procurement department, contact details are on our website here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/corporate/pr... .

If you are unhappy with this response, please detail your complaints in writing and send to the Director of Governance and Compliance, John Wallace, University of Greenwich, Park Row, London SE10 9LS.

If you are still not happy with our response after this internal review has taken place, you also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Lucy Fincham
Information Compliance Manager
University of Greenwich
Vice-Chancellor's Office
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10 9LS

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