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.
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 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.
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.
Potential won’t get you anywhere without direction. Designed to encompass all aspects of an I.T. strategy that leverages hybrid cloud.
Change is good. Adopting cloud means new ways of thinking about I.T. service delivery are needed.
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.
If you build it, they will come. World class digital services are the crucial last mile in any public sector transformation journey.
Building the new world. Working alongside our partners we provide the technical know-how and experience to ensure a successful transformation.
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.