Hybrid Cloud Partners, not Providers

Shaping Cloud and the Northern Care Alliance

Hear from Rachel Dunscombe and Phill James on how Shaping Cloud helped them understand the opportunity and the business case for hybrid cloud within the new Northern Care Alliance.

What our clients say...

SC:Strategy was a great opportunity to work with Shaping Cloud and Microsoft as we assess the benefits of moving to Microsoft Azure. Within a month we were provided with a feasibility study on which services and applications would be the best candidates for the Azure platform along with a detailed financial breakdown. The speed with which Shaping Cloud were able to understand and map our complex environment and then deliver outputs of such quality and depth was truly impressive.

When we made the decision to move our digital services to Azure it was then a case of finding the right Microsoft partner. Shaping Cloud came highly recommended and their consultancy and delivery offerings have enabled us to lay the foundations for our ongoing service redesign. We have been able to realise significant cost savings and now have a strong and reliable platform that will support our transformation vision for the delivery of 21st century local authority digital services.

Working with Shaping Cloud was an enlightening experience. They bought new ideas, they’re good listeners, they gave good quality feedback. They were very keen to talk to the right types of people in the organisation, not just the technicians. They came to us with a lot of knowledge. They were coming willing to learn about how they could best help us as well the first thing that comes to mind was the professionalism of the presentation actually - you get a good strong documentation at the end. But it’s not just about the technology: it’s about the culture, it’s about other aspects of your business that are impacted about the decision to go to cloud, and that’s what impressed me the most.

It’s great working with an SME that can take the time to understand the NHS, can take the time to understand the locality, and so for us it was really about that service that we got. They took time to understand us and actually tune their output to what we needed as well so with bigger companies you find a one size fits all model, it really wasn’t that – it was about the service that we needed.

Our Services

Our services have been built around our 3 core themes of Inform, Advise and Guide and are tailored to help our partners on their own journey to cloud whatever their starting point.

Azure training for your team

SC:Foundation

We don’t do outsource. The first step in any cloud initiative is to give our partners a deep understanding of the technology and what it can do.

Cloud Readiness Assessments

SC:Identify

Cloud isn’t a silver bullet. We help partners understand which of their applications are ready to move to cloud as well as those that aren’t.

Cloud Comparison Services

SC:Compare

As public cloud providers continue to invest and develop their platforms it can become increasingly difficult to confidently compare services on a like-for-like basis.

Your road-map to hybrid cloud

SC:Strategy

Potential won’t get you anywhere without direction. Designed to encompass all aspects of an I.T. strategy that leverages hybrid cloud.

Cloud Target Operating Model

SC:Operate

Change is good. Adopting cloud means new ways of thinking about I.T. service delivery are needed.

Build your business case for cloud

SC:Calculate

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Now more than ever, it is vital to build a robust business case for adopting cloud.

Digital Service Design & Delivery

SC:Develop

If you build it, they will come. World class digital services are the crucial last mile in any public sector transformation journey.

Cloud Migration Planning & Delivery

SC:Transform

Building the new world. Working alongside our partners we provide the technical know-how and experience to ensure a successful transformation.

Cloud Strategy Realisation & Support

SC:Office

Keeping you on course. The successful implementation of a new I.T. strategy needs constant revision, adjustment and support in order to reach the final destination.

Featured clients

Northern Care Alliance
Wokingham Borough Council
Lancashire County Council
Homes England
Norfolk County Council
Oxfordshire County Council
Royal British Legion
Agrimetrics
Manchester City Council
OneSource - London Boroughs of Newham and Havering
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
The University of Nottingham

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