The User Profile service in SharePoint collects personal information for each person with an account, such as a picture, their department, and their colleagues. This information is made available to others via the person's My Site. It also enables social computing features on My Site, such as social tagging and newsfeeds. The User Profile can be synchronized with information in directory services applications such as Active Directory Domain Services. The information can be targetted to specific audiences.
Because User Profile is linked to My Site and ICT is not offering the My Site capability at this time, User Profile will also not be offered. The reasons for this are similiar to those for not offering My Site: