- The City of Wolverhampton Council serves almost 250,000 residents in one of the most densely populated areas of the UK and employs more than 7,000 people.
- Due to budget constraints, the council wanted to maximise efficiency, embrace innovation and achieve more with less in every area, but especially in their IT department.
- The council wanted to adopt the cloud and move to Office 365 to take advantage of the cost-savings and benefits associated with cloud computing.
- Core collaborated with the council in a series of workshops to understand their needs and design a solution that would fulfil their long-term goals.
- Core installed and configured an Office 365 solution, with email and collaboration services based on Skype for Business and Exchange Online, then helped migrate the initial group of users.
- Core’s consultant encouraged the in-house team to take control, giving feedback as needed and helping the team build their Office 365 skills and expertise.
- Migrating to Office 365 gave the City of Wolverhampton Council a more agile, flexible style of ICT, with 1TB per user of cloud-based storage freeing up server space immediately.
- The disaster recovery and business continuity benefits of the cloud help the council move towards more strategic IT goals.
- “The ICT team has more time to focus on what other benefits we can get out of Office 365. It’s given us the confidence to look at other things, like using Windows Azure for Infrastructure as a Service.” Paul Dunlavey, Enterprise Manager, City of Wolverhampton Council.