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Rocco Labellarte – Head of Technology and Change Delivery
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council
Cloud Cont...
The Process, The Timeline
Recognise a need
Establish a strategy
Get people on-board
Ensure costs stack up
Identify mature ...
3
Building The Business Case
NO LONG-TERM
CONTRACT
TIE-INS
LIMITED
INVESTMENT
CAPITAL
AN
AGEING
INFRASTRUCTURE
4
Building The Business Case
TRANSLATE
TECHOLOGY INTO
WHAT CUSTOMERS
WANT
BREAK THE
STRATEGY DOWN
INTO MEANINGFUL
OUTCOMES...
Meaningful Outcomes
COLLABORATION
& PRODUCTIVITY
SOFTWARE
SERVER
VIRTUALISATION
LEGACY
APPLICATION
PACKAGING
OFFICE WI-FI
...
Less Obvious Obstacles
Architectural design considerations, security, firewall
proliferation, operating system constraints...
A Few Lessons Learnt
7
 An ageing infrastructure really helps make the case financially
 In-house expertise is worth it’...
A Few More Lessons Learnt
8
 Some providers are tuned into the Cloud, others are still not
 BYOD can be a can of worms a...
 G-Cloud makes things simpler, but not simple
 The devil is in the detail (read the small print)
 Projects takes time (...
Some Of The Practical Benefits
10
Smarter Working practices for staff
Better Connected solutions for customers
Lower Opera...
What Next?
11
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A talk delivered by Rocco Labellarte, Head of Technology and Change Delivery, Corporate Services at Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. This presentation was given at Cloud Control: Implementing Cloud Computing, a seminar hosted by Civil Service World and Eduserv.

Topics covered include the process of building a case for cloud, the benefits and lessons learnt.

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Case study: Building a business case for cloud, migration in practice and spreading the word

  1. 1. 1 Rocco Labellarte – Head of Technology and Change Delivery The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council Cloud Control: Implementing Cloud Computing
  2. 2. The Process, The Timeline Recognise a need Establish a strategy Get people on-board Ensure costs stack up Identify mature suppliers Deliver
  3. 3. 3 Building The Business Case NO LONG-TERM CONTRACT TIE-INS LIMITED INVESTMENT CAPITAL AN AGEING INFRASTRUCTURE
  4. 4. 4 Building The Business Case TRANSLATE TECHOLOGY INTO WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT BREAK THE STRATEGY DOWN INTO MEANINGFUL OUTCOMES BE VERY PRECISE ON WHAT YOU WILL DELIVER AND BY WHEN
  5. 5. Meaningful Outcomes COLLABORATION & PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE SERVER VIRTUALISATION LEGACY APPLICATION PACKAGING OFFICE WI-FI 4G MOBILE TELEPHONY PaaS: Cloud Telephony IaaS: IL2 / IL3 HOSTING 5 VIRTUAL DESKTOP & REMOTE ACCESS PSN SECURI TY SaaS & Application Consolidation
  6. 6. Less Obvious Obstacles Architectural design considerations, security, firewall proliferation, operating system constraints, legacy software compatibility, Java versions, affordable skills, data separation, interfaces, capital versus revenue, contract negotiations, like-for-like comparisons, political priorities, the day job… 6
  7. 7. A Few Lessons Learnt 7  An ageing infrastructure really helps make the case financially  In-house expertise is worth it’s weight in gold (& less expensive)  Application rationalisation would have slowed progress down Professor Dev Ops
  8. 8. A Few More Lessons Learnt 8  Some providers are tuned into the Cloud, others are still not  BYOD can be a can of worms and a licensing headache  We thought we were secure; now we know we are secure
  9. 9.  G-Cloud makes things simpler, but not simple  The devil is in the detail (read the small print)  Projects takes time (the day job, and politics, get in the way) Even More Lessons Learnt 9
  10. 10. Some Of The Practical Benefits 10 Smarter Working practices for staff Better Connected solutions for customers Lower Operating Costs for the council
  11. 11. What Next? 11
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