FOI Request Age of IT Assets

Request 101001684299

How many IT users in total are there working for the Council?

How many of the following devices are currently in use at the Council, and what is their approximate Age? Please complete the white coloured boxes in the below table.
 

  Desktop PCs Thin Client Terminals Laptop / Notebook Computers Tablet PCs / iPads
Overall Number        
Approximate Age 1 yr 2yr 3 yrs 4 yrs 5 yrs and older 1 yr 2yr 3 yrs 4 yrs 5 yrs and older 1 yr 2yr 3 yrs 4 yrs 5 yrs and older 1 yr 2yr 3 yrs 4 yrs 5 yrs and older
Number                                        
Operating System Win XP Win 7 Win 8/8.1 Win 10 Other Win XP Win 7 Win 8/8.1 Win 10 Other Win XP Win 7 Win 8/8.1 Win 10 Other Win XP Win 7 Win 8/8.1 Win 10 Other
Number                                        

Response 09-01-2017 

1. There are approximately 3,500 ICT users working for the Council.  In addition, there are just over 12,000 pupil accounts on the network.

2. This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance. This information is not recorded so we would have to check each of the devices manually to gain this information which would be exempt under the time limit set by the SIC. However, ICT have provided the following  information in a bid to provide information under Section 16 of the Act; 

The ICT inventory system does not hold information on the age of the asset but the following table provides a breakdown of asset type by operating system:

 

  Desktop PCs Laptop / Notebook Computers Tablet PCs / iPads

Total

Win 7

5103

2965

 

8068

Win 8 / 8.1

 

 

1

1

Win 10

12

 

6

18

Other (iOS)

 

 

470

470

Total

5115

2965

477

8557

 

Notes:

In addition to the above devices, there are 221 thin client devices deployed on the network.  The Council started to deploy thin client devices just over 3 years ago.

The asset policy for replacement of devices on the schools’ network is 5 years; corporate assets are replaced every 7 years.  Older devices on the corporate network tend to be replaced with thin client devices.

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