Key Network Infrastructure (Core Data Switches)
Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Assurance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek agreement to draw down the funds identified in the 2022/23 capital budget to replace on a like for like basis the core data centre switches and corporate Wi-Fi.
a) Agreement to draw down the funds identified in the 2022/23 capital budget to replace on a like for like basis the core data centre switches and Wi-Fi; and
b) Authority be delegated to the IT Client Manager to take all operational decisions to implement the above recommendation, which includes :-
I. Commissioning Hoople Limited to complete the work on behalf of the council as the IT support provider to the council
II. Award of contract for the replacement hardware and ongoing support and maintenance following a compliant procurement process.
Alternative options considered:
1. The council could decide not to agree the replacement of the core data centre switches or corporate Wi-Fi. This option is not recommended as the risk of security and hardware failure will increase over time. At some point hardware parts and components will not be available to source. Risk of security compromise will increase over time as cyber security threats and vulnerabilities for the aging technologies emerge. Operational and support costs will increase over time as compatibility with other equipment reduces overtime (i.e. obsolescence). The council will no longer be able to maintain the security posture and compliance certifications expected of a Local Authority
Wards Affected: Widemarsh;
Contact: Nigel Thomas, Senior Project Manager Email: Nigel.Thomas@herefordshire.gov.uk.
Publication date: 23/06/2022
Date of decision: 23/06/2022
Effective from: 30/06/2022