North Lanarkshire signs £5m IT services deal
North Lanarkshire Council has signed a £5m, four-year contract with IT services firm Steria to provide IT support and infrastructure management from January next year. The Scottish council has 5,500 employees spread across more than 200 sites, all of which will be managed by Steria. It will also be responsible for managing three council datacentres.
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Winchester Council awards £2.5m contract
Winchester City Council has awarded a five-year IT managed service deal worth £2.5m to Digica. Under the contract, Digica will manage all aspects of desktop, server, infrastructure and applications support for the council's 600 staff and councillors. It will also have a strategic role, working with the council to improve the efficiency of IT and develop ways in which IT can support the council's business objectives.
Medical reporting group buys converged network
Medical reporting group E-reporting has awarded a three-year contract worth £100,000 to networks specialist 8el for a converged voice and data network. The deal includes a wide area network with a back-up circuit covering all of 8el's UK sites, plus direct voice services. It also includes network and voice monitoring tools that can track bandwidth usage, performance and service availability figures.
Development agency to replace legacy systems
The Department for International Development has signed a five-year contract worth £6.5m with Agresso to replace its disparate legacy systems with integrated financial, procurement, project-costing and billing software. The project, codenamed Aries, will see Agresso head a consortium of firms that are supporting the department in redesigning its management information system coding structure and underlying IT systems.
Benjys to get web-based ordering system
Sandwich bar chain Benjys has signed a £400,000 deal with Alphameric for a web-based ordering system, based on Microsoft's Navision enterprise resource planning platform. Benjys will use the product to supply 160 different locations across the UK.