U.K. Ministry of Defence Rationalizes IT Spending With an on Call Logistics Support Team
U.K Ministry of Defence - Logistics Applications Project Team (LAIPT's) portfolio of 180+ applications was still organized around the three single Service environments, which meant that it had duplication or indeed triplication of functionality based on its legacy applications. The LAIPT was actively seeking to rationalize this portfolio through the implementation of a new logistic information systems strategy. The Independent Design Authority (IDA) Capability Services Team was created to provide technical and logistics business support and advice. This team consists of a core consulting team and on-call subject matter experts that provide Defence personnel with recommendations on the procurement of IT applications to support the Ministry's operations of the future. The IDA is an IBM-led organization, made up of approximately 50% IBM personnel.