2013 Report details for project: Extend and Blend

Project name: Extend and Blend - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: HO (D16) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: Extend and Blend is a Home Office programme to move the department to a new restricted IT infrastructure and service arrangements, covering around 25,000 users. The programme aims to cut costs by over a quarter, modernise and join up IT services to staff, introduce greater resilience, mobility and flexibility, and put in place a strategic platform for the future development of the department's IT in line with the Government's ICT Strategy.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The new systems have now been rolled out to the user community of around 25,000 users. Functionality continues to be enhanced during the final stages of the programme. The programme has successfully cut costs by over 25%.
Start date: 2009-10-01
End date: 2012-04-30
Schedule text: The programme was re-phased to take account of Olympic requirements, with commercial milestones moved to the end of 2012, and final closure of the programme following in February 2013.
Baseline: £69.98m
Forecast: £66.23m
Variance: -5.36%
Variance text: The projected variance against budget in 2012/13 reflects the release of contingency and funding not required following a reduction in requirements for technical refresh activity.
Whole Life Cost: £503.30m
WLCost text: Budgeted Whole Life Costs for Extend & Blend include the cost of initial investment and transition to the new services, together with the cost of those services to the end of contract in 2016. These represent a saving of 25% against previous costs. The programme is on track to exceed this figure.
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Sourcefile: HO_2013.csv

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