Case Number 3687
Request Date 03/07/2014
Completion Date 09/07/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. Please provide the name, job title and email address for the Infrastructure lead for the Trust. (This is likely to be designated Head of Infrastructure, Head of ICT Services or similar ).
     
  2. Is the person above agreeable to a short follow up telephone interview or face to face visit around this topic? If yes, please additionally provide telephone contact details.
     
  3. Is your Trust currently running any Cloud based services (yes/no) If yes, please provide brief details of the nature of the projects and what Cloud platform is being used (vendor and/or type, e.g. Private, Hybrid, Public).
     
  4. Is your Trust considering undertaking any Cloud based projects or initiatives within (0 – 3 months, 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years) (yes/no) If yes, please provide brief details of the nature of the projects and what Cloud platform is being used (vendor and/or type, e.g. Private, Hybrid, Public).
     
  5. If you have, or are considering Cloud adoption, what are the primary drivers for this?
     
  6. If you have considered using Public Cloud services and rejected please state primary reasons for rejection, e.g. cost, complexity, training, security, governance.
     
  7. Would you consider yourself to have a good understanding of Private Cloud offerings and benefits to your Trust? (Grade 0-9 with 0 being no knowledge and 9 being extensive understanding)
     
  8. Do you feel that there is a skills shortage generally with regard to Cloud knowledge and training within the NHS? (possibly yes/probably yes/yes/not sure/no/probably no/possibly no)
     
  9. Do you feel that there needs to be significant investment in supporting Cloud knowledge and training within the NHS? (possibly yes/probably yes/yes/not sure/no/probably no/possibly no)
     
  10. Does there need to be additional central support and direction for Cloud adoption within the NHS (possibly yes/probably yes/yes/not sure/no/probably no/possibly no)

 

Details of the Response

1. Please provide the name, job title and email address for the Infrastructure lead for the Trust. (This is likely to be designated Head of Infrastructure, Head of ICT Services or similar ).

Malcolm Flier, Head of IT, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2. Is the person above agreeable to a short follow up telephone interview or face to face visit around this topic? If yes, please additionally provide telephone contact details.

No as we are not considering cloud based services as answered below

 

3. Is your Trust currently running any Cloud based services (yes/no)

No

 

If yes, please provide brief details of the nature of the projects and what Cloud platform is being used (vendor and/or type, e.g. Private, Hybrid, Public).

N/A

 

4. Is your Trust considering undertaking any Cloud based projects or initiatives within (0 – 3 months, 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years) (yes/no)

N/A

 

If yes, please provide brief details of the nature of the projects and what Cloud platform is being used (vendor and/or type, e.g. Private, Hybrid, Public).

N/A

 

5. If you have, or are considering Cloud adoption, what are the primary drivers for this?

No

 

6. If you have considered using Public Cloud services and rejected please state primary reasons for rejection, e.g. cost, complexity, training, security, governance.

Security and governance

 

7. Would you consider yourself to have a good understanding of Private Cloud offerings and benefits to your Trust? (Grade 0-9 with 0 being no knowledge and 9 being extensive understanding)

7

 

8. Do you feel that there is a skills shortage generally with regard to Cloud knowledge and training within the NHS? (possibly yes/probably yes/yes/not sure/no/probably no/possibly no)

Probably yes

 

9. Do you feel that there needs to be significant investment in supporting Cloud knowledge and training within the NHS? (possibly yes/probably yes/yes/not sure/no/probably no/possibly no)

No – address the security concerns first

 

10. Does there need to be additional central support and direction for Cloud adoption within the NHS (possibly yes/probably yes/yes/not sure/no/probably no/possibly no)

No – see answer to 9