The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has extended a managed IT services contract which it hopes will yield a 15% cost saving.
The £34m deal was originally signed in 2008, with a five-year lifespan but will now run until 2016, costing PSNI an extra £19m.
Five separate IT services were consolidated to one from Fujitsu. The managed service includes service desk, fixed line telephony network, data networks, desktop and laptop computer requirements and an applications hosting service. Over 9,000 PCs and laptops are managed by Fujitsu and a 24/7 on-site support desk is in place.
See also case study of the Police Service of Northern Ireland managing performance more transparently.