Information Technology (IT) - 768/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 01/12/2010
Date of response: 13/12/2010
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your email dated 1 December 2010 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
How many Staff (full head-count rather than full-time equivalents) are employed in IT functions?
Do you have an internal Information Technology team or is Information Technology TOTALLY Outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company?
Is your Information Technology Infrastructure managed internally or outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company?
Are your Desktop computers managed internally or outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company?
Is your Systems Development/Applications Management managed internally or Outsourced? If Outsourced, to which Company?
How many Desktop Computers are in use?
How many Laptop Computers are in use?
Which Server Platform(s) do you use?
IBM/PCM Mainframe: (Please state which Operating System(s) – z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE)
UNIX: (Please state which Operating System(s) – e.g. Sun Solaris, AIX etc.)
Others (Please be kind enough to state):
How many Physical Servers are in use?
How many VIRTUAL Servers are in use?
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Internal. However, BT are contracted to manage certain components of the IT infrastructure.
4,349 desktop computer (across the whole organisation).
471 laptops (across the whole organisation).
Current Server Operating Systems:
Windows Server 2000, 2003 & 2008 64 and 32 bit
Windows NT4 Server
UNIX - Sun Solaris 9 & Sun Solaris 10
Linux Red Hat
HP nonstop mainframe
The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.
How to complain
If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp
If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Direct Dial: 01661 868347