New IT contract to transform the municipality’s digital services (Image: News Quest)
A new IT contract brings advanced cloud technology to the municipality, providing residents with more efficient, accessible and flexible services.
The municipality has confirmed a seven-year partnership with Agilisys, a leading provider of digital services and solutions.
As part of the new contract, Agilisys will provide a “cloud native” IT service, meaning digital services are specifically designed to be cloud-based, reducing the need for expensive physical IT infrastructure.
This new system offers improved flexibility and cost savings, making it easier for municipal services to transform and for departments to adapt more quickly to demand.
It will also allow for more collaboration and information sharing within the municipality so that staff can work more effectively and efficiently.
Within the new ICT contract, residents also notice a difference with services that are becoming more convenient and accessible.
The partnership with Agilisys represents a significant step forward for Bolton Council’s digital programme.
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The program aims to help residents, local businesses and the municipality itself to realize the full potential of digital technology.
Council leader, Cllr Martyn Cox, said: “As a council, one of our top priorities is to ensure that the Bolton taxpayer gets value for money by winning the right contracts from the right supplier.
“I am confident that this new ICT partnership is a good deal for Bolton, enabling the council to run more efficient, accessible and fully modern services.”
Cllr Nadim Muslim, executive cabinet member who manages the digital portfolio at the municipality added: “An important part of our digital program is ensuring that the municipality delivers the best possible service to our residents by harnessing the full power of digital technology. .
“That means improving our back office functions, but also providing the kind of easy and accessible public services that residents need.
“We look forward to a successful partnership with Agilisys and the benefits it will bring to our community.”
Andrew Mindenhall, CEO of Agilisys, said: “I am delighted that we are entering into a new ICT partnership with Bolton, bringing the benefits of modern, digital services to the council and supporting it as it continues to transform and improve services for residents and the local people, community, leveraging our expertise in data, automation and transformation.”