FOI release

DBS FOI: ICT expenditure

Request for information about the DBS Information Communication Technology (ICT) expenditures.


DBS FOI: ICT expenditure

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Under the current terms of the Freedom of Information Act please can you provide me with the answers to the following questions - where possible including any recharge costs to a central budget and ICT expenditure occurred through public finance initiatives that are currently off balance sheet.

1 - The total budgeted ICT expenditure (capital and revenue) for your organisation for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

2 - A breakdown of the actual / budgeted or estimate for 2013/14 and 2014/15 according to the following categories for your organisation

Where possible for asterisked categories, please indicate the current percentage of spend which is delivered “as a service”. SaaS and PaaS are instances of applications and deployment environments that are hosted by the software vendor. IaaS is hosting which is purchased on flexible terms with minimal usage commitments.

3 - Please provide a list of all the ICT projects that you are undertaking; the cost of these projects and the estimated completion dates for these projects. If it is not possible to provide this under the current FoI limits I am happy to accept a listing of your most up to date schedule of contracts or other record of contracts.

4- Please provide a list of public sector organisations (either organisations which you fund, or shared service partners) that are included within the total ICT spend you have provided.

Published 18 October 2013