New computer link for county
TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant BT is to take over the largest computer network in Suffolk in a ground-breaking public/private link-up.The county council's computer system – together with that of some districts in Suffolk – is to be run in a joint venture with BT.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant BT is to take over the largest computer network in Suffolk in a ground-breaking public/private link-up.
The county council's computer system – together with that of some districts in Suffolk – is to be run in a joint venture with BT.
The link-up was being formally announced at a special event at Ipswich Town Football Club.
The county's computer network links all schools, libraries and council offices and was needing a major overhaul in the near future.
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It will now be based at BT's Adastral Park research centre at Martlesham Heath just outside Ipswich.
Mid Suffolk council is also involved in the tie-up which will also include the councils' personnel departments.
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A single telephone number will enable people to contact any department in either of the councils – and further district and borough councils may join later.
A county council spokesman said that for residents in Mid Suffolk there would effectively be "one council" handling all their services.