Bank of England seeking support for Autonomy HP system

The Bank of England (BoE) is looking to contract a certified reseller to support and maintain its Autonomy HP document management system.

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The Bank of England (BoE) is looking to contract a certified reseller to support and maintain its Autonomy HP document management system.

It has also said that the successful bidder will also be able to facilitate the procurement of additional Autonomy HP licences.

The BoE is using Autonomy HP Worksite, Filesite and Intelligent Data Operating Later enterprise search solutions.

Autonomy HP is currently embroiled in fraud allegations in the UK after HP had to writedown £5.5 billion of its £6.5 million investment in the company. HP claims that Autonomy was substantially overvalued at the time of acquisition due to the misstatement of its financial performance.

An online contract notice from the BoE states: “[The successful bidder] will also be able to demonstrate strong experience in the implementation of a document management system and enterprise search system.  “Support will be required during the bank’s core hours of 9am to 5pm (GMT), Monday to Friday as a minimum.”

The contract will last for a minimum of three years and those interested in participating in the tender process have until 14th January 2014 to submit their proposals.

In other news, the BoE’s CIO, John Finch, recently told Computerworld UK that he doesn’t believe that the organisation needs a chief digital officer (CDO) to drive a digital transformation across the organisation.

Finch said that the CIO should be responsible for providing the technology set to the organisation enabling it to reengineer for the digital world.

He said that he believes that the CIO should be responsible for 'triggering the innovation debates' about how this digital transformation takes place, ensuring that the network and technology capacity is available, whilst being aware of the security and compliance requirements.