We Are Shaping Cloud
Cloud is what we know and it is who we are. Formed in 2010, we have seen the ever growing impact of the technology within the public sector. We have also seen the term be misappropriated by hosting providers who view it as a new marketing tactic. Our mission is to help clients cut through the noise and get clarity on what cloud means for them and their organisation.
We believe that public and hybrid cloud provide a unique opportunity for the public sector to re-imagine the way services are delivered and drive better outcomes for staff and citizens alike.
Our products and services have been designed to inform, advise and guide partner organisations as they transform their IT delivery and continue on the path to digital transformation.
Our company was formed from a genuine belief and passion for the opportunity that public and hybrid cloud offer. We have already seen the technology disrupt many of the poor practices within the I.T. industry. We work with our partners on turning that disruption into their advantage.
We spend around 20% of our lives at work and so it makes sense to try and make that time enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.
The key to any successful culture is trust — at Shaping Cloud we ask our clients and partners to trust us and so it is imperative that we replicate that trust internally. Flexible working policies mean that our people are able to work in the way that best suits them and their own family commitments When you track progress by outcomes rather than hours at a desk it automatically changes people’s perceptions of work and the role it plays in their lives.
The next big pillar of our culture is honesty — things go wrong, people make mistakes, projects don’t go to plan — what’s important is how you respond. At Shaping Cloud we don’t hide from mistakes or failures, we embrace them. So much so, that we have a monthly award for staff called the “Howell-er of the month” named in honour of James Howells who threw away a hard-disk containing millions of pounds worth of bitcoin.
The last and some would say most important aspect of our culture is fun (or the pursuit of happiness). We believe that you can marry expert delivery and professionalism with a sense of enjoyment. Monthly team outings, staff barbecues and company off-sites are there to encourage our team to build the types of genuine friendships from which trust and honesty naturally flow.