British Waterways Scotland has signed a £2.3m deal with business technology company Amor Group to develop its ICT systems.
Amor will provide British Waterways Scotland (BWS), the body which maintains canals and rivers, with a new ICT infrastructure, storage services, business continuity systems, disaster recovery and desktop servers over the next three years.
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The new IT systems will be delivered following the separation of BWS with the rest of the UK in April 2012. BWS requires a new ICT system that is conducive to its new status and size, said BWS.
Debs Hurst, financial controller at British Waterways Scotland, said: “With Scottish Ministers having decided that we shall remain in public ownership as a stand-alone public body, we needed a partner to help us develop a new ICT system and one which is flexible enough to support business growth going forward.”