What the new IT supplier means for me

The move to GCC will involve:

  • current laptops and desktops being migrated to GCC from our current support arrangements
  • a migration of data from the trust server to a web-based SharePoint solution. This can be accessed remotely by all staff and trustees remotely within strict role-based protocols to ensure we manage confidential information appropriately
  • ensuring we can continue running the bespoke software we currently use
  • migrating all staff to @royalfreecharity.org email addresses
  • ensuring that our new arrangement can operate while we are on NHS sites within an NHS network

The NHS is also moving to Office 365 but by moving to our own solution we will be:

  • able to specify what components of Office 365 we wish to use and through this develop a more tailored solution
  • put in place additional third-party applications, which has historically been a challenge and the NHS has understandably struggled to support
  • benefit from the reduced costs that Microsoft offer charities.