5 of the most common mistakes made, when migrating to the Cloud.

May 10, 2021

Recently, many companies have started migrating to the cloud to access top-grade technology, faster experiences, brilliant storage solutions and the ability to access data from almost anywhere in the world. Moving to the cloud could help your business to operate more efficiently and stay one step ahead in the competitive market.


Cloud infrastructure vs data centre – which is right for your business?

April 26, 2021

Cloud computing is growing increasingly popular, yet many business owners continue to choose the path of the traditional inhouse datacentre. You may be asking yourself “why move to the cloud at all?” – but the truth is there are many benefits to consider.


Cloud Strategy – How to start your journey to the Cloud

April 20, 2021

You hear the term ‘cloud’ all the time… You know it might help you solve some of your IT problems… But your IT team are busy firefighting your immediate problems and you’re worried that introducing cloud computing will be a stretch too far.


The Launch of Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Manufacturing and Non-profit organisations.

March 18, 2021

Microsoft Launches new Industry Cloud verticals to accelerate innovation. Every industry has turned to digital technologies for resilience and agility as a necessity to survive during the current disruption of the Covid19 Global pandemic.


Leadership, technology and data will create the council of the future

December 12, 2019

Local authorities will need strong leadership to break from traditional mindsets and harness the full potential of technology and data to deliver the council of the future, says Shaping Cloud director of consultancy Helen Gerling.


Top 5 digital initiatives within the public sector right now

October 15, 2019

We love a digital transformation success story here at Shaping Cloud, so we thought we’d share with you our top five digital initiatives within the public sector right now. Let’s take a look at some of the great work being done within Data, Smart City, Health & Social Care, and Skills.


Microsoft Ignite should fuel public sector interest in Azure

October 9, 2018

As ever, the Microsoft Ignite conference saw a raft of announcements around the Azure platform. Many should be of real interest to public sector technology leads. Shaping Cloud’s chief technical officer Tom Carter talks us through the key takeaways.


Northern Fail App: Commuter Frustrations, Beginnings & Political Effect

September 24, 2018

Ah the trains, the comfortable fast Pendolino Virgin trains linking Manchester to London and then the good ol’ Northern pacers linking Manchester to Liverpool. A necessity for modern Britain to function: traveling to work, tourism life – we all rely on them at some point.


Why your council should take advantage of web & mobile systems

June 14, 2018

A key advantage to introducing mobile systems is cost savings. In 2012 a SOCITM study of 120 local councils found the cost of contact for phone transactions averaged at £2.83


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