Scotland has announced plans for a £325 million wide area network (SWAN), following recommendations from the McClelland Review of Scottish Public Sector ICT Infrastructure, which was released earlier in the year.
SWAN will be available to all public sector organisations and will create a single telecommunication service as opposed to the current model where orgniasations have their own individual netowkrs which they have to procure and maintain themselves.
According to an online notice: “The SWAN programme is designed to deliver that single public services network in Scotland open to all public service organisations and with combined demand delivering both cost and performance advantages.
“Using an approach of common standards and interoperability SWAN will facilitate collaboration, locally, nationally and internationally.”
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