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Another council signs up to SWAN

North Lanarkshire Council is the latest local authority to sign up to the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) for public sector organisations within Scotland

North Lanarkshire Council is the latest local authority to sign up to the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) for public sector organisations within Scotland.

The council joins over 50 other organisations, which are sharing infrastructure and services, with the aim of lowering costs and improving connectivity across the public sector in Scotland.

North Lanarkshire Council has more than 150 educational and 200 corporate buildings, delivering services to 340,000 residents including 49,000 pupils.

The SWAN service being delivered involves around 250 circuits with bandwidths up to 1Gb per second. Delivered through a framework contract with Capita IT Enterprise Services, over 3,750 sites and nearly 4,000 circuits have been connected and a core network and operations centre has been constructed since the contract was signed in February 2014.

The team has also received Public Service Network accreditation and ISO27001 certification for information security.

Brian Cook, head of revenue and e-Government Solutions at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “We have high hopes that SWAN will lead to a greater level of collaboration and sharing across the public sector and that North Lanarkshire will benefit from that both functionally and financially.”

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