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Scottish Borders Council reviews Technology service

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Scottish Borders Council is reviewing the delivery of its Information and Communications Technology after a report has found that the service is not meeting the needs of its customers.

A strategy has been agreed in principle at a Council meeting, which includes an assessment of value for money as to how the service will be implemented in the future.

Among the options being considered are moves to outsource the majority of technical posts from Edinburgh City Council, or to outsource the entire service. This could mean 80 jobs moving from Newtown St Boswells.

“In order to meet the needs of the Council and the people we serve, we regularly look at how we can deliver our services.

As part of this we have undertaken a review of this service and have been developing a comprehensive ICT strategy and approach for the future.

Members agreed the strategy in principle at Thursday’s Council meeting and approved the next steps in developing a detailed implementation plan.

– Tracey Logan, Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council