Near £1 million investment

ANGUS Council has approved an investment of £945,000 in its IT infrastructure.

The investment will improve the authority’s resilience and ensure that core services can continue to be delivered in the event of disruption.

A meeting of the council’s corporate services committee on Thursday heard that a new primary data centre will be housed at the authority’s Orchardbank Campus, Forfar.

The centre will house the main key IT systems which underpin the delivery of council services.

A second smaller data centre will also be created to give back-up in the event of any problems at the main centre, ensuring the continuation of delivery of priority council services.

Committee convener councillor Mark Salmond said: “This is a significant, but cost effective, investment by Angus Council in its IT infrastructure.

“It reflects our commitment to ensuring that the council’s systems are resilient and that vital service can continue to be delivered in the event of IT issues occurring.”

The council will now seek tenders for the new centre and the secondary centre, with the aim of it being completed in late autumn and early winter respectively.

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