Hampshire County Council slashes IT budget by £1m

Hampshire County Council will slash its IT costs by £1m in a bid to meet cost savings targets.

Hampshire County Council will slash its IT costs by £1m in a bid to meet cost savings targets.

The council has to find £55m in cost savings over the next year and said it has already been developing a programme to transform the way it delivers services so that it can do more for less.

Ken Thornber (pictured), leader of Hampshire County Council, said, "There can be no debate over whether or not we make cuts, the withdrawal of government funding to meet the national debt leaves us without that choice; the issue is how we face up to these financial challenges, while laying strong foundations for the difficult years

Jos Creese, Hampshire's CIO recently told Computer Weekly the council was conducting a trial of staff using their own smartphones to access corporate systems. Such a move could save organisations money in hardware costs, he said.

Read more on IT strategy

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...

SearchDataManagement

Close