These days, even the least tech savvy of us are embracing the convenience technology brings to our daily lives. We can shop and bank online from any device, make contactless payments with our smartphones and even book and pay for taxis at the touch of an app. Increasingly, we expect this level of convenience and interactivity from all service providers and public services are no exception.
We’re all pretty accustomed now to technology rapidly advancing from one next big thing to another and cloud is no exception. In recent times multi-cloud has been the buzzword emblazoned across IT headlines superseding the benefits of mere single cloud providers in every way. Improved security and reliability, vendor lock-in, superior, lower cost, end solutions, these are all notable advantages being bandied around in support of multi-cloud. But how accurate is this view really?
Public Sector organisations from Central Government to Local Councils are experiencing the need to embrace Digital Transformation. Integral to this, is the necessity to create a solid foundation on which services can be implemented, making the establishment of a Cloud platform, a fundamental part of any Digital Transformation activity.
You think you have thought of everything and are ready to go. You’ve spent time planning how you will move to the public cloud, you’ve dreamt of how you will use all that money you saved and just maybe thought about how much more free time you will have when you don’t have to jump through hoops to get anything done.
It’s probable that you have been reassured by the wealth of information at the Microsoft Trust Centre or Amazon Cloud Security Site, of just how secure and safe their public cloud offerings have become, and in many respects they have addressed many clients concerns. For the most part the design, resilience and scale of the platform far exceeds the budgets of any client.
In this second of three posts I want to explore some of the common blockers that come up when considering moving to the public cloud and show you how they may be overcome.
It’s common for clients to feel trapped and constrained by their existing datacentres, often believing the cost and practicalities of updating it would prove unworkable, regardless of whether the datacentre is held in-house or outsourced.
I imagine we all want to take charge, release our inner Andy Dufresne and escape. It would however be preferable to take less than the 19 years it took him.
Ferris really knew how to plan, he had it all worked out down to the last detail. For a failed Rockstar like myself I was particularly impressed with the use of the Emulator Sampler he used to play back his variety of coughing noises. More impressive still was the fact an Emulator would have cost the equivalent of £25,000 pounds in today’s money. Where did Ferris get that kind of Money? By the way more on the Emulator here.
In the fast moving technology industry staff turnover is high. On average people move around on a 2 year cycle. Conversely, Sol-Tec have many long-standing staff members, some of whom have been with the company for 19 years! Quite extraordinary, so what’s so special about Sol-Tec?
Hannah Guster started with Sol-Tec back in 1998, she’s had two children since then and progressed from Accounts Assistant to HR Manager. Here she tells her story of her career and work life balance at Sol-Tec.
An apprenticeship at Sol-Tec is a great way to learn on the job while earning a salary. You don’t need to be a university graduate. You do need a sound understanding of technology and the enthusiasm and aptitude to learn. We’ll give you all the guidance, skills and encouragement you need to launch your career.