Azure can bring the benefits of productivity, agility and decreased costs to your organisation, but like many things, realising the dream relies upon the preparation before you take the leap.
You want to innovate. To transform your organisation with new services and help achieve the top-line. Security and compliance can seem like endless red tape and bureaucracy that simply get in the way.
So Shilpa how long have you been at Fordway?
I’ve been at Fordway for over two years now. I’m part of the on-site team that supports the BFK Crossrail project. I do 1st and 2nd line support here on site.
Most organisations spend a lot of money buying the right IT tools and services to support their business but how visible is the investment?
So what do you do at Fordway?
I am one of three project managers at Fordway. We manage both customer and internal projects. This can be anything from a discreet WIFI, Direct Access, or infrastructure project to the phased delivery of a series of services as part of an on-boarding, or larger programme. There’s always variety.
Today’s move on cloud is the next logical step in the waves of centralisation and decentralisation that characterise IT. One moment we think the best place for intelligence in the network is at the edge, then technology changes and it moves to the centre. When client-server came along, terminals became PCs and the mainframe morphed into the database server.
Best practice in IT service support is constantly changing, so it’s vital for Fordway to keep pace with the latest techniques and benchmark what we do against the best. To help us, we’ve recruited a Head of Operations with top level experience: Paul McCann, previously Head of Payment Gateway Operations and Infrastructure at Barclaycard.