Client: Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council
Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council (WGTC) are a town council based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Due to GDRP and other factors they decided to modernize their council’s IT systems and initially contacted Cloudy Group and several other providers for the purpose of this.
Upon meeting Sally the Town Clerk at WGTC we recognized the need for a system that was flexible, cost effective and offered key services (with some modification) out of the box. We proposed a Microsoft 365 cloud solution, with several other key services including security, backup and disaster recovery and productivity tools. We also recommended the removal of onsite storage and infrastructure and the upgrade of hardware to new more modern secure equipment to compile with cyber essentials framework.
WGTC are now using many of features within Microsoft 365, saving them money, improving productivity and increasing security. They have switched to a paperless environment with all meetings being run digitally, with councilors using laptops. The office uses Microsoft planner to coordinate projects and assign day to day tasks. Sensitive data is labeled, and restricted access and encryption is applied as well to ensure they are GDPR compliant. They have most recently moved to our hosted VoIP platform Cloudy Comms, which offers advanced call features built directly from a softphone client on their PC.
More information on how WGTC are using all of the Microsofts 365 features can be found here.
With the introduction of GDPR) in May 2018, Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council (WGTC) wanted to review how we held, store and shared our data. We approached Cloudy Group to advise and support us on our digital transformation to Office 365 to help enabling us to become GDPR compliant.
Cloudy Group not only setup Microsoft Office 365 but also took over the full support of our office IT and network as well as providing disaster recovery. They have ensured our councillors are well supported and helped us modernize not only our IT but also our processes and procedures. The savings and benefits of moving to Office 365 have been well worth the investment and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with Cloudy to modernize our systems.
Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council