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www.eduserv.org.uk
Harnessing the Power of the Cloud
With the funding challenges facing the charity sector,
cloud computin...
www.eduserv.org.uk
Eduserv Introduction
• IT Solutions Provider to the public and third
sectors
• We’re a not-for-profit o...
www.eduserv.org.uk
Charity Sector Challenges
Front
Line
Services
Funding
Security
Fragmentation
/ Consolidation
Volunteer
...
www.eduserv.org.uk
Cloud Benefits
• Convert Capex to Opex
• Only pay for what you useFinance
• On-demand
• Collaboration &...
www.eduserv.org.uk
So why haven’t we all gone
Cloudy?
Inertia Lack of cloud technology knowledge?
No belief in cloud benef...
www.eduserv.org.uk
Critical Success Factors
Success Have a transformation plan
Treat as a business driver, not an IT proje...
www.eduserv.org.uk
Public Sector and the Cloud
• G-Cloud procurement framework and
CloudStore marketplace
• Vetted organis...
www.eduserv.org.uk
Thank You!
Ivan Harris
Business Manager – Cloud Services
Email: ivan.harris@eduserv.org.uk
Phone: 01225...
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This presentation talks about the barriers preventing charities from adopting cloud. Charities can reduce costs and improve services, so Ivan Harris, Business Manager for Cloud Services at Eduserv looks at why cloud adoption in the sector is so slow and how the sector can move towards cloud adoption.

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  1. 1. www.eduserv.org.uk Harnessing the Power of the Cloud With the funding challenges facing the charity sector, cloud computing appears to offer the benefits of improved service delivery and increased business agility with lower costs. So why is uptake so slow, where are the pitfalls and what are the critical success factors when undertaking a journey to the cloud? Ivan Harris, Business Manager – Cloud Services 25th March 2014
  2. 2. www.eduserv.org.uk Eduserv Introduction • IT Solutions Provider to the public and third sectors • We’re a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity • Shared services provider to HE since 1988 • Spun out of the University of Bath 15-years ago • Initially served the education sector exclusively • First government customer 20-years ago • First charity customer 10-years ago • Our focus is on large organisations where we build long term trusted relationships
  3. 3. www.eduserv.org.uk Charity Sector Challenges Front Line Services Funding Security Fragmentation / Consolidation Volunteer Churn BYOD New Revenue Streams
  4. 4. www.eduserv.org.uk Cloud Benefits • Convert Capex to Opex • Only pay for what you useFinance • On-demand • Collaboration & innovationOperations • ISO 27001, IL0/IL2/IL3 accreditation • CSP economies of scaleSecurity • Any device/anytime/anywhere • Elastic capacityServices
  5. 5. www.eduserv.org.uk So why haven’t we all gone Cloudy? Inertia Lack of cloud technology knowledge? No belief in cloud benefits? Failed pilot projects? Not suitable for complex requirements? Job preservation? No bandwidth? It’s easier to not change!
  6. 6. www.eduserv.org.uk Critical Success Factors Success Have a transformation plan Treat as a business driver, not an IT project Have clear alignment to business priorities Prioritise according to ROI Don’t forget change management! Not all systems are ready for the cloud Like any journey, it’s not all plain sailing!
  7. 7. www.eduserv.org.uk Public Sector and the Cloud • G-Cloud procurement framework and CloudStore marketplace • Vetted organisations and services • IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Specialist Cloud Services categories • 50% of new government IT spending to move to cloud computing services by 2015 • 25% of spend with SMEs • Cloud first, Agile project management, lean procurement • Pre-accredited services (IL2 & IL3) • Some charities can procure off the framework: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/ 2013-04-15%20Customer%20URN%20List.xlsx
  8. 8. www.eduserv.org.uk Thank You! Ivan Harris Business Manager – Cloud Services Email: ivan.harris@eduserv.org.uk Phone: 01225 474311
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