Shaping Cloud

IT Strategy

Our IT Strategy development service provides strategic direction and thought-leadership on exploitation of Information Technology, underpinned by our experienced teams, led by ex-public sector CIOs.

Our approach delivers a powerful set of outputs that demonstrate where your biggest opportunities are and the roadmap to implement these and your IT strategy.

Features

  • Independent review and assessment of your starting position
  • Insight and experience of developments and advances in your sector
  • Engage your stakeholders to develop an appropriate future state vision
  • Experienced teams, led by ex-public sector CIOs
  • Comprehensive map of your existing IT infrastructure.
  • Credible roadmap based on our experience of implementing IT strategies.
  • Full cost analysis builds the case for investment
  • Looks at opportunities offered by cloud, modern apps and innovation
  • Powerful facts-based outputs, Strategy Report and presentations

Benefits

  • Benefits focussed, in particular, on business, staff and service users
  • Reviews business drivers and priorities
  • Strengthen tactical and strategic digital decisions
  • Easily understood costs, opportunities and business justification for IT/digital developments
  • Proven and transparent process, providing easy to understand results
  • Experienced consultants, architects and system specialists
  • Identify ‘quick wins’ for early financial or operational payback
  • Supports the implementation of new business models
  • High quality powerful outputs and IT strategy report
  • Improved information quality, ownership and accountability for better decision making

Pricing

£24,995 to £149,950 a unit

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

9 1 8 4 8 6 3 3 9 9 8 4 3 5 4

Contact

Shaping Cloud SC Customer Relationship Team
Telephone: 01614085333
Email: sales@shapingcloud.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Our IT Strategy is designed to provide a view of how technology can provide most benefit to your organisation. We identify the areas where you can best exploit technology, cloud and modern apps to meet your strategic aims and overcome current challenges. Our approach is to engage key stakeholders in the process and thus build ownership for the IT strategy and the vision portrayed. We develop a proposed implementation roadmap having taken account of the opportunities, aspirations and constraints which is based on our findings and alignment to business requirements.

Our IT strategy engagement can also include the development of the business case that supports your IT strategy, helping senior executives and stakeholders to understand the investment required, the savings and the return on the investment.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
Our IT Strategy service is designed to provide a strategy that takes account of the implementation challenges, including setup and migration to cloud services where appropriate.

It will include a view of how cloud technologies can provide most benefit to your organisation by identifying the areas where you can best exploit cloud, meet your strategic aims and overcome tactical challenges. We look at all the considerations for migrating your current estate to cloud and these findings are included in the proposed IT strategy and it's implementation road-map aligned to business requirements.

The optional business case supports your strategic thinking. Helping you understand the benefits of the strategy and position it with other senior executives and stakeholders. It also presents the cost to migrate, the savings and the return on investment, to support the approval of the IT Strategy.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Other
Other security services
Cloud security consultancy

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by your organisation
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
We provide advice and answer any queries clients may have in respect of the IT strategy, the business case and any of our assessments, cost models or anything related to the assignment.

We recognise that clients are usually on a journey and learning all the while and we like to help by sharing our knowledge and experience of digital, cloud and IT services as appropriate.

Service scope

Service constraints
There are no constraints in providing this consultancy service.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
We provide you with a single point of contact for any queries relating to the assignment and respond to all calls as quickly as possible and within two working days.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
We provide you with a single point of contact for any queries relating to the assignment and respond to all calls as quickly as possible and within 2 working days.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Pricing

Price
£24,995 to £149,950 a unit
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at sales@shapingcloud.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.