Decision details

IT Strategy For Peterborough City Council And Cambridgeshire County Council - JUL19/CAB/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of an IT Strategy and associated investment for the 2019 to 2022 time period




·         Approved the IT and Digital Strategy;

·         Approved the decision to share the Sand Martin House Data Centre with Cambridgeshire County Council.


Reasons for the decision:

The IT and Digital Strategy had been set out in response to the existing and planned sharing of services across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. It would enable staff to work more effectively across both organisations, and thereby deliver more effective services to our citizens. It was essential that the IT provision supported and enabled secure, easy and robust sharing and collaboration. It was important that this was done on a cost effective basis with the minimum level of duplicate costs for equipment and licences.


Alternative options considered:

In terms of the IT and Digital strategy, and the convergence of IT with Cambridgeshire, the alternative option was to retain the status quo and continue with separate systems that were not shared or converged with Cambridgeshire. This option had been rejected due to the overwhelming need for front line services, that were already shared between the councils, to move away from duplication of systems, logins, data entry and data analysis.


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Publication date: 15/07/2019

Date of decision: 15/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 15/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/07/2019

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