Brent Council is set to invest £10m into its IT system
- Credit: Nathalie Raffray
Brent Council is set to invest £10million into its IT system over the next four years.
A report presented to its cabinet on Monday (June 14) outlined a series of schemes that seek to help maintain performance from 2020-2025.
Almost £4million will be spent on improving the council’s data centre, which officers said will create a more “resilient” IT service, while a similar amount will cover modernisation to increase staff efficiency.
New cyber protection programmes will cost a further £1million, with a similar amount being spent on creating a more reliable system through a network refresh.
Councillor Margaret McLennan said the updates are essential given the role IT plays.
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“This will allow staff to continue to work efficiently and effectively in a secure environment,” she said.
“We need to make sure we are digitally prepared for the future to help deliver our best services.”
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She added a clear commitment to improving digital security is “vital to keep residents safe”.
The initiative is part of a wider shared service between councils in Brent, Lewisham, and Southwark with the overall cost set at around £35million.