Dear The Robert Gordon University,

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?

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

Ian Croft (sppd), The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Ashraaf

 

Please clarify what is required from the 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)"

 

·         What is meant by research providers?

·         Out IT Services do not carry out academic research

·         “Academic Staff and students” – is this all academic staff and
students or just those from the school of computing?

 

Clarification required to ensure I refer this to the most appropriate
school or department

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent request for information from
the University under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,  it
is being dealt with and you will hear from us shortly.

 

Please note that all subsequent correspondence with the University should
be emailed to [1][RGU request email] as this mailbox is monitored in my absence.

 

Kind regards

Ian Croft

Information Governance and Complaints Officer

Robert Gordon University

Garthdee Annexe

Garthdee Road

AB10 7QB

[email address]

 

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Dear Ian Croft (sppd),

What is meant by research providers?
Reports, journals, used by the University to improve IT facilities or for academic Staff and Students to use for courses

I wanted to know if the university uses any research providers such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Ovum, Infotech

Yours sincerely,

Ash Haque

Ian Croft (sppd), The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Ash

 

(29/09) FOI Request 070917-1 University e resources  

 

Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Information Requested:

 

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) I requested clarification on
this. Clarification response “I wanted to know if the university uses any
research providers such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Ovum, Infotech”  None
of these are used

 

 

Do you have a subscription with Gartner? No

 

How much do you pay annually for this subscription? N/A

 

When does this subscription end? N/A

 

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

 

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

Details of contacts at individual schools is available on the website at
[1]www.rgu.ac.uk howver this will be done in accordance with procurement
rule which can be found at
[2]http://www.rgu.ac.uk/about/schools-and-d...

 

 

 

I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 

 

If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may ask for an
Internal review of the University’s handling of your request. All
complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure, and should be put in writing and sent to
the address below.

 

The request should:

 

(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;

 

(b) describe the nature of your original request; and

 

(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 

 

Email [3][RGU request email].

 

If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 

 

Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:

 

[4]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:

 

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, 

Kinburn Castle, 

Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 

Fife KY16 9DS 

 

Telephone: 01334 464610 

Fax: 01334 464611 

E-mail: [5][email address]

Website: [6]www.itspublicknowledge.info

 

This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ian Croft

Information Governance and Complaints Officer

Robert Gordon University

Garthdee Annexe

Garthdee Road

AB10 7QB

[email address]

 

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