We recognise that many local government authorities are currently considering moving to the cloud to support new ways of working and to help deliver services in a better and more cost effective way.

However many organisations are unsure how to begin this journey, and with legacy infrastructure in place and the investment needed, moving to the cloud can seem like a daunting process. It can be hard to know what steps your organisations should take when considering cloud and planning the migration. It’s important that suppliers like Eduserv work in partnership with these local authorities to help them through this change process.

An example of how we are helping is through our sponsorship at Think Cloud for Local Government. We will be providing three local government experts will be sharing their perspectives on this issue at this event in Manchester.

In a practical workshop session, the principal analyst of our Local Government Executive Briefing Programme, Jos Creese, will take local public service leaders though a self-assessment framework which will help them understand how they can minimise the risks and maximise the benefits of a move to the cloud.

The objective will be to provide each participant with the tools they need to think about the specific opportunities and challenges as faced by their own organisation.

In a second session, our customer Paul Brewer, Director for Digital and Resources at Adur and Working Councils will share the steps he took in developing a cloud strategy.

His presentation will focus on the four areas his organisation considered, namely: whether cloud was the right option, how to evaluate the benefits, weighing up costs and the risks and how they used an independent assessment from Eduserv to build their cloud strategy.

Lastly one of our technical architects Max Elliott-Massouras will be taking part in a fireside chat around moving to the cloud.

We’ll be sharing insight from all presentations after the event on this blog but there’s still time now to book your free tickets so you can listen first hand to the valuable insight and advice from these experts.

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