Moving to the cloud can play a big part in accelerating your digital transformation programme, enabling you to harness a new suite of opportunities that can help elevate your people and processes. Cloud-based systems also offer the huge advantage of providing easy to implement disaster recovery plans.
We recently migrated a large housing provider to the cloud after it had gone through a merger and needed to unify its repairs and maintenance processes across the new organisation.
A key driver for the merger was to deliver operating efficiencies and increase financial strength and resilience, ultimately enabling the housing provider to increase its development capacity. The delivery of integrated, future capable IT systems in the cloud has resulted in a stronger and more resilient organisation with a single source of data for all repairs and financial information.
The housing provider will increase its operational efficiency, particularly in relation to technology and costs. With the right governance and cost management procedures, it will have the opportunity to be more cost-efficient, optimising its cloud spend and avoiding wastage.
Enable scalable growth
A key benefit of moving to the cloud is the ability to enable fast growth at scale. The housing provider will be able to scale up its systems easily as required, ensuring optimum application performance and efficiency combined with high reliability, irrespective of the scale. All of this will be at a lower cost than a traditional on-premise solution.
Reduced IT costs
The housing provider will reduce its in-house IT cost of managing and maintaining its repairs system so that it can focus on the job of delivering an optimum repairs service. ROCC, as its preferred software and infrastructure provider, is providing a fully-managed service covering both the application software and infrastructure.
A detailed disaster recovery plan was implemented so that the business will easily be able to carry on in the event of an incident. The software and infrastructure will continue to run automatically and in accordance with stringent SLAs and a strategic business continuity plan. Furthermore, staff will easily be able to access data and applications from re-located offices or from home and on any device.
Proactive software & infrastructure performance monitoring
As ROCC has provided a fully-managed service, proactive server, software and database monitoring is conducted in real-time to ensure that the service delivered is fully optimised and available even during hardware upgrades and maintenance.
Meeta Patel is the marketing manager at ROCC.