Embracing the Change: Challenge Traditional Budget Cycles for Cloud Adoption

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Welcome to the Clouded Activity video series from Centerprise International. In these videos, our experts explore various aspects of cloud adoption in the public sector, including challenges, benefits, and potential drawbacks.

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, public sector organisations face the challenge of adopting innovative cloud technologies while grappling with budget constraints. This conversation between our CEO Jeremy Nash and Government Director, Jon Elliott sheds light on the possibilities of leveraging service-based models to overcome these limitations. By challenging the status quo and embracing new approaches, organisations can harness the power of innovation while optimising their budget allocations.

“Whilst public sector organisations might have an appetite to do so, the revenue budget doesn’t support moving to a service-based model, but they have capital funds that tend to move them towards the own operate maintained type model as opposed to taking service. But they can take a capital allocation, go to commit that against capacity, and that capacity over time can be treated as an asset.”

Recognising capacity as an asset

In this video, Jon emphasises the importance of treating capacity as an asset over time. He mentions HM Treasury guidance that supports this approach. Rather than adhering to traditional five-year refresh cycles, he encourages organisations to challenge the status quo. While ownership provides a sense of comfort, there is an opportunity to embrace innovation while maintaining ownership:

“It is the easiest thing in the world to stay in that five-year refresh cycle and take comfort from the fact that you own everything. However, once you can open your mind to owning everything but still accessing the innovation, you can truly have the best of both worlds.”

If you would like to discuss any of these topics in more detail and explore how Centerprise Cloud can assist you with challenging the traditional refresh cycles and exploring new approaches, contact us today:

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