A group of 17 Scottish public authorities have recently signed contract renewals to use the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN), according to its operator Capita.
It said the renewals will run until March 2023 with a combined value of £11 million.
The organisations involved are Aberdeen City Council, the Care Inspectorate, Creative Scotland, East Renfrewshire Council, Education Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Midlothian Council, NHSScotland, North Lanarkshire Council, Pathfinder North, Pathfinder South, the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Skills Development Scotland, University of Highlands and Islands and West Lothian Council.
SWAN includes the deployment of a wide area network with value added services such as helpdesks, reporting, billing and technical support. Since its launch in 2014 over 6,000 public sector sites have been connected.
Jim Crawford, regional director for Scotland at Capita Technology Solutions, said: “Since the launch of the SWAN network, organisations have benefited from better network connectivity that has resulted in improved services and support for their communities. This has enabled them to focus on their core service delivery areas and helped them operate more efficiently.”