Project Scope : Review of existing IT and Development of a new IT StrategyProject Overview: Ofsted recognised that their current IT infrastructure was becoming a blocker to the organisation. Strata were asked to undertake a review of the current IT operation and develop a new IT strategy. Strata identified;
A complex existing IT infrastructure that was preventing the Ofsted from adopting new ways of working.
Significant levels of duplication of data causing inaccurate decision making
An inability to develop Digital Services
Significant IT risks associated with unsupported legacy systems.
Having concluded the analysis of the “as is” state, Strata then developed a new IT Strategy. The key elements of the new strategy included;
A streamlined application strategy reducing system complexity, cost and reducing IT Legacy debt
A cloud based strategy thereby eliminating the need for 2 data centres
A high level Cloud Readiness Assessment
A new IT Governance Model
A 6 workstream implementation plan
By completing this strategic review, Strata have enabled Ofsted to make informed decisions to support Digital Transformation and IT investment decisions.