Building the Digital Foundations

Introduction

Much had been said about the need for public sector organisations to digitally transform prior to the global pandemic –  but now, the heat is really on.

Public sector organisations are under increasing pressure to utilise new, innovative technologies that can help improve the digital services they provide to UK citizens.

Yet, it is expected that over the next two years, billions will be invested in contract extension for legacy hardware – so how ready are public sector organisations to take the leap?

Through a mixture of quantitative research and our own expertise, our latest eBook explores how the cloud can help public sector organisations claw back some of this spend whilst putting in the place the digital foundations they need to accelerate their transformation.

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It’s time to do more than keep the lights on.

Chapter One:

The cloud is more secure than you think.

There’s something reassuring about owning your own datacentre. The ability to touch your own servers elicits a sense of control. Because when things do go wrong, nobody knows the application architecture quite like you and your team.

Why would you hand over the keys to someone else?

It’s not surprising then, that 85.2% of public sector organisations are reluctant to move workloads to the cloud due to risk and security concerns. A number that climbs to 90% in the defence sector alone. Yet, cast the net beyond the public sector and 64% of IT professionals agree that the cloud is more secure than legacy systems.

The public sector is right to hold security in such high-regard – but the cloud is not the enemy.

There are many reasons the cloud is more secure than legacy –  from its physical location to proxy cybersecurity teams. Download our latest eBook to find out why public sector organisations are wrong to ignore the cloud’s growing list of security benefits.

 

 

3.4 billion fake emails are sent every year. Source: Valimail’s Spring 2019 Email Fraud Landscape

Chapter Two:

How to improve operational resilience and drive continuous improvement

The operational resilience of public sector organisations is under threat from legacy IT.

As the gap between system functionality and business needs continues to widen –  IT teams are being forced to pile technical debt onto legacy systems. Unable to break the cycle, the management and upkeep of these systems can quickly spiral out of control.

It’s a vicious cycle which keeps the development of cloud-native applications tantalisingly out of reach. In a 2013 NAO Report, it was estimated that £480 billion of Government revenue was reliant on legacy technology. Two notable examples being the Department for Work and Pensions’ pension service and HMRC’s VAT collection service.

Download the full eBook to discover how the cloud can help public sector organisations improve their operational resilience for legacy workloads – and in turn, give IT teams the time they need to deliver new services and features at speed.

 

 

  • 91%

    91% have experienced a tech-related business disruption in the past 2 years

  • 84%

    84% of all organisations have experienced a malicious attack in the past 12 months

  • 37%

    37% of all organisations have reported a loss in revenue due to a tech-related business disruption

  • 56%

    56% of all organisations have lost data within the past 3 years

Chapter Three:

Doing more with less

Cost. It’s one of the more obvious benefits of the cloud but one that mustn’t be overlooked.

Every organisation on the planet promises that they can save you money in some form or another – and with the cloud it’s no different. So then, it’s easy to see why so many organisations have become numb to this promise, sceptical even – but with the cloud it’s a more tangible benefit than most.

First, we must remember that each cloud has a unique set of characteristics that make it great for some workloads but sub-optimal for others. Forget this, and public sector organisations run the risk of falling victim to runaway cloud.

However, by migrating legacy workloads to dedicated cloud-hosting technologies that mirror your existing environment, you’ll quickly find that the cloud can – not only reduce CAPEX expense – but dampen the opportunity cost that is consumed by legacy.

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  • 85.54% 84.54% of public sector organisations believe cost is an inhibitor to cloud

  • 53.95% 53.95% of public sector organisations believe the cloud is more expensive that on-premise for traditional applications

  • 47.70% 47.70% of public sector organisations find CAPEX costs easier to budget for than variable OPEX costs

  • 29.28% 29.28% of public sector organisations can't afford to adopt cloud until our existing IT investments are fully depreciated

Chapter Four:

Driving Innovation

Undergoing a digital transformation can seem a painstaking endeavour at first.

It’s easy to assume that migrating to the cloud means tearing out old systems and replacing them with expensive, shiny ones. Though potentially misinformed, it is a perfectly reasonable concern that the shift to the cloud from legacy IT presents risk. However, a digital transformation can be easy, secure – and contrary to expectation – a smooth transition with minimal skill and capability challenges.

In our latest eBook we discuss why a multi-cloud approach is the key to unlocking a digital future, why public sector organisations should look to SaaS before building their own internal solutions– and perhaps most importantly – why a digital transformation must start with legacy.

Remember, a digital transformation is a marathon, not a sprint. Download the report.

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