IT Information

FOI request reference: F0055809
Publication date: February 2019

Request

1. Local Area Network

a) What Manufacturer is your LAN Network?

b) What date does your support contract come up for renewal on the LAN Network?

c) What is the current cost of the LAN Network Support?

d) Which company is the support contract with?

2. Contacts

a) Who is responsible for ICT in the organisation and what are their contact details?

b) Who is responsible for ICT Infrastructure in the organisation and what are their contact details?

c) Who is responsible for ICT Purchasing in the organisation and what are their contact details?

3. Staff

a) How many IT users do you have?

b) How many locations/offices do you have?

Outcome

Successful

Response

1. Local Area Network
a) What Manufacturer is your LAN Network?
Our LAN is made up of many components and there is no single manufacturer.

Please note that information regarding specific components is exempt under section 31 (1) (a) of the FOI Act. This exempts information if its disclosure is likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime. Release of this information would make The National Archives more vulnerable to crime; namely, a malicious attack on The National Archives’ computer systems.

b) What date does your support contract come up for renewal on the LAN Network?
Contract ends in Quarter 4, 2019-20 financial year.

Information regarding specific contract end dates is exempt under section 31 (1) (a) of the FOI Act. This exempts information if its disclosure is likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime. Release of this information would make The National Archives more vulnerable to crime; namely, a malicious attack on The National Archives’ computer systems.

c) What is the current cost of the LAN Network Support?
We do not hold information relating to LAN support alone, our network hardware support contract value is £67,000.

d) Which company is the support contract with?
Freedom Communications (UK) Ltd.

2. Contacts
a) Who is responsible for ICT in the organisation and what are their contact details?

b) Who is responsible for ICT Infrastructure in the organisation and what are their contact details?

c) Who is responsible for ICT Purchasing in the organisation and what are their contact details?

We are unable to provide you with this information because it would identify junior members of staff and as such is exempt from release under section 40(2) of the FOI Act. However, at The National Archives we apply the general principle that members of staff at Head of Department level and above are sufficiently senior for their names and/or job titles to already be in the public domain and are therefore not exempt from release.

The Head of IT Operations at The National Archives is Julian Muller.

The Head of Procurement at The National Archives is Darren Austin.

The National Archives’ full contact options can be found on our website here:
http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/contact/

3. Staff
a) How many IT users do you have?
Approximately 550 staff plus public visitors.

b) How many locations/offices do you have?
One.