Sutton Council signs five-year £6.5m IT outsourcing contract


Sutton Council signs five-year £6.5m IT outsourcing contract

Will Hadfield

The London Borough of Sutton has signed a five-year £6.5m outsourcing deal with supplier Steria.

The local authority expects to cut its IT costs by £1m over the life of the contract that starts on 1 October this year.

Steria will introduce thin client and virtual server technology to reduce Sutton’s IT costs. The supplier will manage Sutton’s datacentre and run all its IT systems.

The council will use Steria’s remote back-up datacentre if its own hardware fails.

Sutton’s lead councillor for IT, Colin Hall, said, “The potential the Steria contract brings to what we can offer our customers and the flexibility it will give our staff is very exciting. Furthermore, it gives the council improved business continuity to minimise the effects of any equipment failure.”

The thin client and virtual server hardware will be completely installed by Steria before October.

The new technology will enable some 2,500 council employees to use remote working. The council expects that remote working will improve the speed of its responses to queries from customers.
Related article: Sutton pioneers mobile needs assessments for social care
Related article: Sutton’s role in setting up the pan-London school admissions system

Comment on this article:


Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy