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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

IT software and equipment

Reference No: 060/2015
Request Date: 09/06/2015


  1. How many servers does your organisation have?
  2. How many of these servers are running Windows Server 2003?
  3. How many servers are running Windows Server 2008 R2?
  4. How many servers are running Linux?
  5. If you are running Windows Server 2003, do you have a migration plan?
  6. What are the details of the plan?
  7. When did the plan start?
  8. When is the plan schedule to finish?
  9. If you are migrating, are you migrating to another server operating system, going to cloud, or doing both?
  10. Will you consolidate servers, reducing the current number? What is target number?
  11. Will you close and merge data centres as a result of any consolidation? What is the current number and what is the target?
  12. Microsoft will stop providing security fixes for Windows Server 2003 on 14 July, 2015. Will you succeed in migrating off of Windows Server 2003 to new server operating systems or cloud by this date?
  13. Will you pay Microsoft for custom support, to keep using Windows Server 2003 after the July deadline?
  14. Are you in talks with representatives of Microsoft to receive custom support, beyond 14 July 2015?
  15. If not, do you plan to hold talks with Microsoft to receive custom support?
  16. Do you have a strategy for your servers running Windows Server 2003 past that deadline date?
  17. If you are in the process of migrating from Windows Server 2003, which IT vendors/ channel suppliers are you working with?
  18. Are you migrating to suppliers on the G Cloud list?
  19. Have you used the G Cloud in the last year?
  20. How much did you spend?
  21. Will you use it again?
  22. Was the service good, satisfactory or disappointing? Why
  23. How many PCs does your have running Windows?
  24. How many are running Windows XP?
  25. How many PCs are running the browser IE6, IE7 or IE8?
  26. Does your organisation have a plan to migrate PCs to a more recent version of Windows?
  27. Is that plan currently in progress? When did it start?
  28. When will migration be complete?
  29. What operating systems is/will your organisation use to replace Windows XP and which browser?
  30. If you still have PCs running Windows XP and IE6, 7 and 8 are they able to access the internet?
  31. Are the PCs that run Windows XP covered under the Cabinet Office Support Agreement?


  1. 50
  2. None
  3. 30
  4. 1
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. No target numbers. We V/M ware to reduce number of actual servers by using virtual servers.
  11. N/A
  12. N/A
  13. N/A
  14. N/A
  15. No
  16. N/A
  17. N/A
  18. N/A
  19. 197
  20. None
  21. None
  22. Ongoing
  23. Ongoing
  24. Ongoing
  25. Windows 8.10, W10 & internet explorer 11
  26. N/A
  27. N/A