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Hampshire IT

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We develop, deliver and deploy technology solutions which drive business transformation, efficiency and improved services for the public. In doing this we

  • maximise the value of information
  • develop personalised and self-service applications internally and externally
  • support partnership working
  • demonstrate benchmarked efficiency and value-for-money.

The County Council's IT strategy has been updated to reflect current and changing needs. Its focus is on efficiency, service improvement and partnership working.

IT Strategy at a glance

The strategy seeks to:

  • build on existing technologies and investments
  • support County Council-wide change programmes and efficiency initiatives
  • develop an IT infrastructure which enables shared services
  • accelerate self-service delivery for the public
  • accelerate self-service delivery for employees
  • support a more flexible and mobile workforce.

The IT Strategy reflects the role of IT in enabling transformational change. It is driven by 10 business needs and the Council’s priority outcomes: improved efficiency, service, performance and sustainability.

It has four main technology strands (Flexible Office; Self-Service, Specialist Applications; Infrastructure services) supported by a modern shared infrastructure exploiting existing technology and data, delivering an efficient shared service.

IT Strategy - visual model

 

Summary of direction for core technology areas

Technology Strands Strategic Direction

Flexible Office Tools -generic devices and tools used by all staff, (e-mail, phones, office devices, conferencing etc) accessible anywhere within the county.

  • Modernise and mobilise to support mobile working.
  • Introduce wider communication capabilities.
  • Increase device flexibility.

Specialist Applications – specialist applications enabling access to operational functions eg. create a purchase order; record an assessment. Includes corporate and line of business applications, EDRMS, GIS, Reporting and development tools.

  • Rationalise the number of applications.
  • Standardise and exploit strategic core systems applications (ERP, Social care, GI tools etc.).
  • Minimise procurement.
  • Share services.
  • Minimise customisation ‘out of the box’ will do.
  • Open up self-service, more usable views.

Self-service – enabling access to self-service transactions,  simple web-based services for the public via Hantsweb and for staff (via Hantsnet) to employee and manager self-service portals.

  • Grow and develop this style of self- service delivery (for the public and staff).
  • Simplify transactions, improve usability.
  • Shield users from complex specialist applications. Build more usable interfaces.

Infrastructure Services – enabling essential underpinning services (network, storage, disaster recovery, archiving, printing HPSN etc.).

  • Automate, streamline.
  • Exploit existing investment keep essentials up to date.
  • lower cost of ownership - through virtualisation, reduce no. of PC’s.
  • Explore use of new delivery models (cloud).
 

Strategy components

The IT Strategy incorporates a number of components:

  • context
  • strategy model
  • specific service strategies
  • technology plan
  • guiding principles
  • standards
  • three year forward plans
  • prioritisation approach.



Further information

Please contact Hampshire IT - it.general.admin@hants.gov.uk.

 
 

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