Cloud Solutions

Why move to the cloud?

There are significant potential savings and efficiencies to be made from moving to the cloud. Microsoft estimate that moving to the cloud can reduce IT costs by up to 60%. DfE believe there are significant teaching effectiveness gains and improved communication and collaboration gains to be made through schools, teaching staff, students, parents and governors having instantaneous, anytime, anywhere access to appropriate and relevant curriculum materials, performance data and operational information. The DfE Facilities Management team estimate that up to 25% of a schools energy budget is spent on powering and cooling IT equipment that is currently not, but could be, cloud based. These significant school cost savings could be used to enhance teaching capacity and capability, and to balance budgets.

Are you new to “Cloud Solutions”?

Think IT recommend a Cloud Readiness Assessment. It’s a comprehensive report on a customer’s readiness to move to cloud solutions. It looks at 3 areas:

  • Visioning – A workshop with your Senior Leadership Team on your vision and the outcomes you want from their IT investment.
  • Technical- auditing your existing IT estate, including kit, connectivity and WIFI infrastructure.
  • Finances- what you already spend on IT and where savings might be made.

The output is a report that makes recommendations on what you need to do over the next 3 years to take advantage of the cost, time and efficiency benefits of moving to cloud solutions.

If you would like to talk us about a Cloud Readiness Assessment, please go to ask seagull or call the office.