Department of Transport: Technical Infrastructure Support for the National Vehicle and Driver File
Technical Infrastructure Support
for the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF)
The DoT worked with Fujitsu to completely refurbish and take on the management of the IT infrastructure in motor taxation offices across the country. Fujitsu was tasked with delivering, maintaining and supporting the infrastructure for over forty locations and around 700 desktops around Ireland, using Microsoft NT 2000 servers and Microsoft Office 2000 on the desktops.
It also set up a central system in Shannon and a contingency system in Ennis using clustered SUN Enterprise 6500 servers and EMC disk storage. Fujitsu managed the necessary skills transfer and training for DoT staff and supports the hardware and software for the system. The project represented the first sizeable use of managed services by an Irish government department.
The initial contract was to last until the end of 2005. So in the Autumn of 2005 the DoT went to tender to renew the Managed Service Contract for the Technical Infrastructure Support for the National Vehicle and Driver file (NVDF).