John Toulantas, ICT Manager of St Catherine’s School, first approached Somerville in 2014 with his goal to implement a “Cloud First” strategy for the school. A cloud first approach to computing is defined as; ICT services and capabilities procured from a public or private technology provider in the form of ICT-as-a-service wherever this is feasible and cost effective.
This strategy represents long term planning on the school’s part, ensuring that every investment they make today will stay relevant and valuable for them in the future. This strategy also keeps the school’s sights focused on delivering outcomes for its core business; education. The school then leverages their trusted technology partners to assist with the capabilities derived from their own core business; technical expertise.
To assist with achieving these goals, St Catherine’s engaged Somerville as a true technology partner not only for today’s solutions, but through rich dialogue with the school, tomorrow’s path is mapped out too. In this relationship “Cloud First” is a guiding principle, not just the success criteria for a single project.