Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4648

Date Request Received: 10/10/2018 16:30:16

Date Request Replied To: 31/10/2018 09:03:30

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Request Summary: Microsoft software licensing

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
What is the current number of staff who use a PC or laptop within your Trust?
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
What are the current Microsoft software licenses (serve and desktop) that you are using?
Answer To Question 2:
We are not willing to supply this information as this information together with other readily available information could be used to bridge our security
Question Number 3:
What is your annual IT spend on Microsoft licenses?
Answer To Question 3:
We decline to answer this question as it would take in excess of 18 hours to compile the information.

In the 2017/18 financial year there were 36,592 purchase requisitions raised.
For each we would have to:

1. Open up
2. Identify if it contained Microsoft Licenses
3. For those that did, confirm that the requisition was converted to an order (and not cancelled)
4. Within each identified requisition, record the spend on Microsoft licenses
5. Total up individual spends

Using 10 seconds per requisition, this would take over 100 hours which is well in excess of the 18 hours benchmark.
Question Number 4:
Has your organisation moved, or is planning to move, to the Cloud in the next 12 months?
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
Are you due to undertake a review of our software estate in the next 12 months?
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
What is the name of the decision maker for IT spend in your organisation?
Answer To Question 6:
Andy Cowling, Director of Informatics
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