Cotswold council signs £2m support contract

Spend millions, get 15 per cent savings

Spend millions, get 15 per cent savings

Cotswold District Council has signed a five-year, £2m deal for IT support services with Steria.

The contract will involve desktop and server support alongside application development and business continuity for the council's 500 staff.

According to Steria, the contract will reduce the council's ICT spend by 15 per cent.

The initiative is also intended to improve uptime, allowing front-line staff to provide a better service for the council's 80,000 citizens.

Three Steria staff will be redeployed to the council offices to operate support and development services.

Cotswold District Council ICT services manager Mike Brown said in a statement: "Steria's experience will prove invaluable to us as we implement a service improvement roadmap to continually identify ways to exploit ICT for business benefit."