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Eduserv’s cloud adoption assessment helped Adur and Worthing Councils to create a solid business case for migrating their IT, which was based on savings not speculation.

Background

Following the successful deployment of cloud-based software, Adur and Worthing Councils were considering the feasibility of moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. Due to an entangled mesh of legacy processes and old databases, this was a complicated task.

Action Taken

Identified savings

Via a cloud adoption assessment, Eduserv audited Adur and Worthing’s existing IT infrastructure to identify areas that needed attention. Savings were calculated by considering several factors, including how ready the organisations were for migration.

Created a clear roadmap

A team of specialists produced a realistic plan, which set out the various steps needed for full cloud adoption. This included a recommendation on some short-term work that was needed prior to migration.

Worked rapidly

The whole exercise only took around two weeks to complete.

Impact of the project

Paul Brewer, Director for Digital and Resources, who led the work at Adur and Worthing Councils, explained the importance of the project.

“Eduserv’s work with us will allow us to put forward an invest-to-save business case to the Members of the council which will enable the final stage of the Council’s migration to cloud infrastructure.”

“They have given us a clear and reassuring view of where we are now, what we can adopt, how to do it and the kind of savings we can expect through a move to cloud infrastructure.

“The work only took a couple of weeks but it was a really good piece in terms of the detail which Eduserv gave us – something which was very important because it was immediately relevant.

“Equally important is Eduserv’s shared understanding that moving to the cloud is not just a question of putting legacy systems off-site but finding a way of reducing our data storage need over time so we realise savings from our day-to-day costs.

“The combination of Eduserv’s knowledge of cloud strategy and their experience and understanding of working within local government meant they were a reassuring partner for this piece of work.”

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