Zemlya Federal Cadastre Center (FCC Zemlya) of the Federal Agency of the Cadastre of Real Estate and IT Co. have launched a pilot project, in the course of which IT Co. specialists will service information systems at Federal State Institutions of Land Cadastre Chambers in the Central Federal District. Overall, the project will encompass 402 of the Agency's separate local branches in 13 Russian regions.
According to the agreement, the entire range of work involved in the technical and systemic maintenance of the information and computing systems of land cadastre chambers in all 13 branches of the Central Federal District, i.e. approximately 2,500 equipment units, will be relegated to IT Co. The range of serviced equipment includes virtually all elements of the cadastre chambers' information system:
- Workstations and servers
- Software and databases
- Cable systems
- Active network equipment
- Communications and peripheral equipment
In the course of the project, IT Co. specialists will be handed over all work involved in the servicing of equipment and providing necessary user support for uninterrupted operations and performance support:
- Information network inventory
- Setup, switching, testing, diagnostics, upgrades and repairs of devices and equipment
- Monitoring of DBMS and restoring databases to working conditions
- Setup and configuration of software, fault location, testing working capacity and upgrading software
- Consultation support for system administrators and end users
Moreover, the agreement stipulates that support of the Unified State Register of Lands software suite will be performed together with FCC Zemlya specialists.
“The scale of federal ministries and agencies requires information systems of corresponding scale, geographically spread out with a huge fleet of computers and network and telecommunications equipment. It's difficult for an organization to provide sufficient technical support and maintenance for such a large-scale IT infrastructure while maintaining unified service quality standards independent of the locality. So it is no surprise that today, state clients are actively discussing the outsourcing model for IT infrastructure support. This contract is one of the first precedents in the state sector with an outsourcing project of such impressive scale,” said Vyacheslav Yermolov, the Director of the Technical Support and Outsourcing Department at IT Co.