Policy and Finance Cabinet Member – Minutes – 19 April 2016

North Lincolnshire Council’s 2015/16 Digital Vision was approved by the cabinet member for Policy and Finance in June 2015. The vision built on the success of the previous 2014/15 Digital Development Plan and noted around 50 aspirational outcomes within eight strategic themes as set out in appendix A of the report.

The report gave details of the proposed 2016/17 Digital Development Plan as outlined in Appendix B, which would focus on creating a common digital platform and delivery approach to enabled future online services to be built and used for the benefit of the new shared services where possible.
Resolved – (a) That the six month interim digital Development Plan be approved; (b) that the outcomes of the 2015/16 Digital Plan be noted, and (c) that a shared Digital Plan be drafted for North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Council for approval in summer 2016.
60 (60) EMAIL PLATFORM REPLCEMENT PROJECT -The Director of Policy and Resources submitted a report which updated the cabinet member on the outcomes which had arisen from the successful conclusion of the email platform replacement project.

A decision to replace the corporate Lotus Notes email platform was taken by the Policy and Finance Cabinet Member in March 2015.

The aim of the project was to migrate all council and school’s email accounts, including historic data and records, to a new Microsoft platform by the end of March 2016 to comply with the transformation objectives as set out in the report.

The report highlighted that approximately 3,400 council email accounts had been successfully migrated by early February 2016 and around 250 schools email accounts by early March 2016, which ensured that the project had been completed in line with the agreed timescales.

Resolved – That the successful conclusion of the email platform replacement project be noted.
61 (61) VIREMENTS 2015/16 – The Director of Policy and Resources submitted a report which sought approval for changes to revenue and capital budgets for 2015/16 as part of the council’s policy of active budget management.

On 24 February 2015 Council approved the revenue and capital budgets for the 2015/16 financial year.  The report gave details of virements that required Cabinet Member approval.

Resolved – That the virements at paragraph 3.1 of the report be approved.