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£200m investment for Guernsey States IT infrastructure

£200 million over ten years is the cost of a complete overhaul of Guernsey's digital infrastructure. Credit: PA Images

£200 million over ten years - that is the cost of a complete overhaul of Guernsey's digital infrastructure.

The States partnership with Agilisys Limited, a UK-based technology company, has been in process for the last two years.

It will involve updating IT within the States, as well as investment in the island's digital sector.

In June, the States will debate the proposal put forward by Policy and Resources.

Digital transformation is essential if the States is to deliver its strategic goals. At present, the States does not have the capacity or capability to deliver the level of transformation planned or the ability to rapidly access the necessary expertise. Agilisys' experience will be critical in facilitating the States’ wider transformation ambitions by providing technology solutions and improving States access to resource and expertise. This includes support for the Public Service Reform framework where a savings target of £26m for the States of Guernsey is set to be achieved by 2021.

– Paul Whitfield, Chief Executive, States of Guernsey

The States say that 'as well as enabling the wider Public Service Reform savings, this will avoid significant additional costs anticipated in continuing to provide ‘in-house’ IT services for the States'.