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COPFS It Upgrade

Freedom of Information: COPFS It Upgrade

Thank you for your e-mail dated 2 November 2012, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) of which you seek information regarding the cost of our IT upgrade.

I am able to confirm that the COPFS present IT system has no difficulties with dealing with aggravations.

In respect of the cost of the upgrade, I can confirm that COPFS do hold this information and it falls into the category of potentially exempt information in terms of section 33 of the FOISA. This is a non absolute exemption and I therefore have to consider the public interest test.

Having weighed up the public interest in respect of this information, I consider that the public interest is best served by releasing the information.

The purpose of the upgrade is to replace old software from a number of suppliers with currently supported versions. In doing so it will increase our capacity to make enhancements to the system in future, particularly to workflow. As the upgrade is to our entire technology stack I will break this down into 3 areas.

Hardware - £192,727

Licenses - £88,154

Software and Development - £128,219

Total £409,100