Wellington City Council looks to reduce cost of IT operations

Wellington City Council looks to reduce cost of IT operations

IT jobs will likely be cut in the council as it looks to reduce the complexity of current IT operations.

Wellington City Council has gone to market to seek advice on how the council’s 120 IT systems can be reduced in number with the hope of saving $10 million a year.

Jobs will go. There are currently 115 IT employees.

“The proposed changes will eventually have an impact on staffing numbers but it is likely to be two to three years before they are implemented,” the council says. “We believe we will be able to manage the reduction through natural attrition and redeployment, though some redundancies are possible.”

The key objectives for the project are to reduce the complexity of the IT environment, improve the integration across systems, improve the business ‘line of sight’ across key information areas such as customer, property and assets, and reduce the total cost of council IT operations.

Library service requirements have been separated out from the main request for information pending further investigation into the options available.

In the 2012-13 fiscal year total capex and opex expenditure was $30 million. The operating spend for the current year is $18 million and the capex is $5 million.

Responses to the RFP close on April 24.

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