IT system switch focuses council

Donovan, Tristan
June 2003
IT Training;Jun2003, p7
Trade Publication
A variety of information technology (IT) skills demands has prompted Perth & Kinross Council to simplify its IT systems by swapping platforms. The council has decided to reconstruct its systems in order to rationalize its IT setup, which was proving too unfocused in terms of skills requirements. Council decided to move from a Novell to a Windows 2003 server, a move that also ensured its .Net development section did not need to restructure its whole strategy to fit in with the existing IT environment. The migration has been backed up with training from quality assurance, including a five-day customized course delivered onsite to 12 of its IT professional staff, covering Windows XP.


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