“The KPSN Partnership has allowed Sevenoaks District Council to take advantage of products and services which ordinarily it would never have been able to afford.

Because of the size of Kent, the negotiated discounts are of a size that small districts could not hope to match on their own.

When combined with the various user groups, the networking and knowledge sharing is invaluable to myself and the team here at Sevenoaks.

Combine this with the benefits of having a county wide LAN which reduces costs on call traffic then you have a powerful alliance which is difficult to beat.”

Matt Mitchell

IT Manager, Sevenoaks District Council

“The KPSN network provides access to a shared infrastructure at reduced costs which is something we could not afford as a single entity; higher levels of resilience, out of hours support and monitoring, enhanced security and ready access to expertise and consultancy. These benefits as well as the ease of collaboration with other KPSN Partners makes being part of the KPSN network particularly useful and cost effective.”

Timo Bayford

ICT Technical Systems Manager, EK Services

“Since 2010, we have been taking in-house the operation of Janet regional infrastructures, in order to realise significant cost savings and to improve service. We joined KPSN against this trend in self provision, due to the value for many provided by the partnership.”

Roland Trice

Deputy Director of Network Operations, JISC

“KPSN has enabled flexibility for Gravesham Borough Council. Not only have we been able to consolidate our internet connection and inter-site links onto KPSN, but we have been able to take advantage of additional opportunities when they have presented themselves (for example; partnership links between Gravesham Borough Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council; collaborating with central government electronically; sharing office space with the NHS; and Public Sector Roaming) without having to reengineer the network. We have just added additional VRFs to the service.”

Darren Everden

Service Manager (IT Services), Gravesham Borough Council