Hot on the heels of Sol-Tec’s recent success in Microsoft’s 2019 Partner of the Year Awards where it was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for providing outstanding solutions and services in Azure, Sol-Tec is delighted to have now also made it into the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019.
Reading, Berks, UK — June 7, 2019 — Sol-Tec today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Azure Influencer Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Sarah Taylor, Transformation Manager at Sol-Tec
Spoiler alert. Just watched the last episode of the last season of GoT. The breaker-of-chains humanist known as the Mother of Dragons turned out to be just about the worst humanist imaginable by killing nearly all the humans in her all-consuming desire to help humanity. She got her comeuppance though, and that’s Snow joke. #onlyoneterriblepunIpromise
Somebody once compared my fondness for humanity to the Mother of Dragons’, luckily before she turned into a megalomaniac, so I took it as a compliment. When I sat down and penned an IT strategy, a little over 3 years ago, I whole-heartedly believed we should deliver a human-centric sustainable technology environment for our local authority so people could deliver, redesign or build better services.
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.