Socitm Advisory has seen a trend in large outsourcing contracts in local government not being renewed when they come to an end, says chief executive, Tony Summers.
This is predominantly because the supporting infrastructure has changed over the contract term with the advent of cloud. Instead Summers is seeing councils flexibly multi-sourcing the right technology for their needs.
If you are thinking about moving out of a long term contract start early, he advises: at least two years ahead to ensure that you have the vision and the planning right. And don’t be afraid to bring in specialist resource – enterprise architecture for example – as you need it in order to make sure your transition is a success.