Transparent IT service for Kingston Upon Thames
Vivien Day, the Borough Council’s ICT services delivery manager, oversees support to the council’s 2,500 employees and councillors, who are spread across many different sites: “Sostenuto allows us to hold all of our data in one place.” says Day. “It brings together all of the information we need, be it for servers and network, web applications, ISIS, you name it. Instead of disparate silos, we have one coherent entity, and that makes our job so much easier.”
The IT users are also delighted with a system that keeps them in the loop. Sostenuto automatically sends out notifications to users regarding their call status, so they know that their issues are being worked on.
“Another benefit we’ve seen has been on the reporting side.”, adds Day. “With the pressure on councils to make taxpayers’ money go as far as possible, it’s crucial for us to be very transparent about how we are doing, so the quarterly reports we produce are important. Sostenuto has made this process easier, less time-consuming and more automated.”
Sunrise Chairman Tom Weston commented: “Councils have to contend with just that extra bit of pressure to get it right when they select their IT systems. We are very pleased to see how successful the Sostenuto implementation has been for them and proud to count Kingston council among our long standing customers.”