Leadership, technology and data will create the council of the future

12 December 2019

Local authorities will need strong leadership to break from traditional mindsets and harness the full potential of technology and data to deliver the council of the future, says Shaping Cloud director of consultancy Helen Gerling.

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Top 5 digital initiatives within the public sector right now

15 October 2019

We love a digital transformation success story here at Shaping Cloud, so we thought we’d share with you our top five digital initiatives within the public sector right now. Let’s take a look at some of the great work being done within Data, Smart City, Health & Social Care, and Skills.

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Shaping Cloud Win a Place on £1.4bn Gov Digital Framework, DOS 4

29 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that Shaping Cloud have won a place on the Government’s £1.4bn Digital Framework – DOS 4.The Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework makes the path to digital transformation faster, easier and cheaper for public sector bodies. From 1st October 2019, Shaping Cloud will be able to provide services to public sector […]

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Shaping Cloud to accelerate digital transformation across healthcare in partnership with UKCloud Health

Shaping Cloud and UKCloud Health have teamed up to launch ‘Transformation Accelerator’ for the Health sector; providing a powerful combination of multi-cloud and trusted expertise to reduce cost and risk of digitalisation. Manchester – 30th September 2019 – UKCloud Health, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to powering the Healthcare community,

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Shaping Cloud Awarded a Place on the YPO Framework

22 September 2019

Shaping Cloud is delighted to be awarded a place on YPO’s new procurement route for organisations looking for consultancy, data centres, maintenance, cloud hosting, managed services, and security. This further confirms our growing strength of expertise and experience in public sector technology, with an emphasis on all things cloud.

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Shaping Cloud one of 24 suppliers on new national Cloud Solutions Framework

10 September 2019

Shaping Cloud are one of only 24 carefully selected suppliers to be accepted onto the new national Cloud Solutions Framework for the public sector. The NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) has launched a new cloud service framework for the entire public sector and we are proud to announce that we are on it! It’s an […]

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Awarded expansion of digital transformation services under G-Cloud 11

3 July 2019

Shaping Cloud has transformed from a boutique agency of specialist IT leaders, into a provider of comprehensive digital transformation for public services, as recognised in the recent award of 27 services under the new G-Cloud 11 framework. Having established itself as a leader in IT consultancy for the public sector, Shaping Cloud has been awarded […]

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Microsoft Ignite should fuel public sector interest in Azure

9 October 2018

As ever, the Microsoft Ignite conference saw a raft of announcements around the Azure platform. Many should be of real interest to public sector technology leads. Shaping Cloud’s chief technical officer Tom Carter talks us through the key takeaways.

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Northern Fail App: Commuter Frustrations, Beginnings & Political Effect

24 September 2018

Ah the trains, the comfortable fast Pendolino Virgin trains linking Manchester to London and then the good ol’ Northern pacers linking Manchester to Liverpool. A necessity for modern Britain to function: traveling to work, tourism life – we all rely on them at some point.

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Greater Manchester health and social care moves ahead with Shaping Cloud engagement

21 August 2018

Health and social care partnership set to make rapid procurement efficiencies whilst mapping out workforce and citizen benefits of moving to the cloud. Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSC Partnership) aims to deliver rapid savings and identify how the cloud can support the region’s devolved vision for integrated health and care services through […]

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£1.4m investment for firm transforming public sector IT

14 August 2018

A Manchester company which helps public sector bodies to achieve digital transformation has secured a £1.4 million investment, including £750,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund; £500,000 from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and £150,000 from internal management.

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Why your council should take advantage of web & mobile systems

14 June 2018

A key advantage to introducing mobile systems is cost savings. In 2012 a SOCITM study of 120 local councils found the cost of contact for phone transactions averaged at £2.83

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