Giles Insurance - How we leveraged the benefits of Cloud Computing

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Giles Insurance - How we leveraged the benefits of Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Giles Insurance<br />Case History<br />In association with InTechnology<br />How we leveraged the benefits of Cloud Computing <br />and changed the way we do business<br />Richard Corner – Group Operations Director, Giles Insurance<br />Richard Quine – Product Director, InTechnology<br />16th September 2010<br />
  2. 2. About InTechnology<br />
  3. 3. About Giles<br />Turnover – £75million<br />Customers – 60,000<br />Insurance value – £300million<br />Ranked – Top 10 independent brokers<br />
  4. 4. About Giles<br />1967 – 1 site – 1 person<br />1986 – 2 sites – 20 people<br />2004 – 15 sites – 370 people<br />2010 – 40 sites – 1000 people<br />
  5. 5. We are here <br />tosell insurance…<br />everything we do, must<br />have that primary goal!<br />
  6. 6. The Giles<br />Model<br /> DSL Office<br />Data<br />Print/Scan<br />Data<br />VOIP<br /> Fibre Office<br />Print/Scan<br />VOIP<br />VOIP<br />VOIP<br />
  7. 7. Motivators<br />We need a cost effective infrastructure and systems model<br />A simple model that can grow with the business without<br />incurring massive cost and complexity<br />Provide us with a simple migration path for acquisition<br />that can used over and over again<br />It has to be robust and secure<br />And remove the maintenance headache of servicing<br />multiple locations<br />
  8. 8. Our business needs<br />to be agile…<br />so does our technology!<br />
  9. 9. Challenges<br />Altering staff workspace<br />Long term commitment with a supplier<br />Cost efficiency<br />Exit strategy<br />
  10. 10. Results<br />Massive reduction in cost<br />The ability to move far more rapidly to meet <br />business demands<br />
  11. 11. Results<br />Simplified maintenance model<br />No need to run our own data centre<br />Internal resource is kept to a minimum – no need<br />for specialist<br />
  12. 12. But…<br />we have access to a huge<br />pool of highly skilled<br />IT resource… on demand<br />
  13. 13. Has it transformed <br />our business?<br />
  14. 14. What’s next<br />Continue to roll out VoIP<br />Roll out managed archive service<br />Further virtualisation of the estate<br />Extend the software range<br />Embrace social networking and collaborative tools<br />Leverage smart devices<br />Continue to look for further opportunities<br />to reduce cost<br />
  15. 15. What’s next<br />Imagine a world where technology can be purchased<br />like gas or electricity, turned on and off like a tap.<br />Each month your itemised bill arrives showing the <br />services you have used. You can choose to add more<br />services as and when the business demands it<br />by simply calling your provider.<br />
  16. 16. Thank you.<br />Any questions?<br />

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