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Local Area Network

Disclosure date: 18 July 2013

Reference: FOI2013/053

Request

Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) including private contracts, which may include the following:

· Individual Support and Maintenance
· Managed
· Cabling

1.) Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier?
2.) Annual Average Spend: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual averages spend for each supplier.
3.) Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
4.) Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance
5.) Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
6.) Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.
7.) Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include.
8.) Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
9.) Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract?
10.) Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

If the LAN maintenance is included in-house please include the following information:

1.) Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
2.) Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
3.) Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

Response

1-10.) SOAS manages its data network (LAN) internally from the cabling through to the switch stacks. The core network boxes are on an annual support contract with BTinet that roles over annually every February and costs £11,150.24.

LAN maintenance

1.) SOAS uses CISCO hardware supplied by BTinet.
2.) SOAS has approximately 900 staff who use the network and around 4,500 students on the network. SOAS also has up to 2,000 visiting students, researchers and academics in any month.
3.) Martin Whiteside
Assistant Director IS
m.whiteside@soas.ac.uk
020 7898 4948