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We work closely with AWS to help you create innovative, responsive business solutions that deliver enduring results. We combine deep industry knowledge across public and private sectors with technical expertise in large-scale cloud-enabled IT transformations to support you through your cloud adoption journey.

We blend our extensive business insights with AWS technical expertise to fully manage the end-to-end adoption of cloud services. By taking a customer centric approach, we help you understand the benefits of cloud services. And we draw on our wider capabilities to manage the people and process change, focusing on more than just the technical journey.

GETTING SMARTER ON SHIELDING WITH AWS TECHNOLOGY

The Wellbeing Automated Call Service (WACS) uses artificial intelligence to automatically check on vulnerable people and triage their needs. During the coronavirus pandemic, several local authorities across the UK have been using WACS to deliver support to people more quickly and efficiently. 

The impact of WACS has been widely recognised and was also selected as the winner of the 2021 Amazon Web Services’ Global Public Sector Partner award for Most Valuable Amazon Connect Deployment.

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ENTERPRISE LEVEL CLOUD TRANSFORMATION

Our experts take cloud beyond simple IT efficiencies, using it to drive enterprise-level transformation. The adoption journey is much more than a technical exercise, it’s about taking a holistic, people-centred view that delivers strategic business outcomes.

APPLICATION MODERNISATION

Our experts work with you to refresh and modernise your applications in the cloud, to help optimise efficiency, open new markets and drive growth in your organisation.

SECURING AND ASSURING THE CLOUD

We understand how important the security in the cloud is to your organisation. Our experts work with you to secure your data, processes and applications in the cloud to prevent data leaks or cyberattacks.

 

MAXIMISING CLOUD: INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

Cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devices are unlocking remarkable value across industries through automation and data. With the diverse skills at our Global Innovation and Technology Centre, we can work with you to pilot IoT innovations and quickly identify opportunities.

 

MAXIMISING CLOUD: DATA

We combine platform delivery, business transformation and deep sector knowledge to unlock the full potential of your data. We’ve used innovative AWS technologies such as Redshift, Dynamo DB, Athena and Glue to enable successful cloud-based analytics transformations in many organisations, empowering them to become data-driven and disruptive.

 

OUR AWS COMPETENCIES AND DESIGNATIONS

  • We combine deep government and public sector knowledge with expertise in large-scale, cloud-enabled IT transformations to help you tackle your immediate challenges and deliver tangible benefits. For example, we used the latest AWS technology to deliver the largest and most complex cloud transformation in the UK Government, the Home Office Immigration Technology Cloud Transformation. The project won the 2017 UK IT Industry Award for ‘Best Use of Cloud Services’ and Cloud Excellence Award 2017 for ‘Best Overall Use of Cloud’.

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  • We provide expertise to help transform your organisation so you can leverage the power of AWS to protect the public and prepare for, respond to and recover from natural or man-made emergencies and disasters. For example, we designed, built and optimised a new donations platform for the British Red Cross, one of the UK’s largest charities, which can withstand enormous spikes of traffic during large-scale emergency appeals.

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  • Using the latest thinking in Scaled Agile and Lean 6-Sigma, as well as market-leading automation implementation methods, we help you employ the right AWS technologies and develop the culture, people and processes to maximise them.

    For example, at the Home Office, as part of their AWS migration, we led the DevOps transformation work to enable faster releases to production while maintaining quality assurance. Our DevOps specialists developed the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using AWS CloudFormation, Jenkins, Helm, Puppet, Packer and Git to build, test and release automatically. We leveraged this pipeline to deploy AWS services like Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3 and Amazon RDS as Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The new infrastructure that supports the platform also lets the technology team build and release new capability in six minutes instead of a day.

    At the British Red Cross, we designed, built and optimised a new solution on AWS that can withstand enormous spikes in traffic during large-scale emergency appeals. We designed and implemented a path to production on AWS that enabled CI/CD of application releases. We automated deployment of AWS services like Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic Load Balancers, Amazon CloudFront and RDS. The mission-critical platform built on AWS supported over 33,000 concurrent users and won the 2018 Sitecore Experience Award category for ‘Best ROI from a digital experience’.

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  • We combine platform delivery, business transformation and deep sector knowledge with data engineering and integration expertise to unlock the full potential of your data. We’ve used innovative AWS services such as Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Athena, Elastic Search, Quicksight, EMR and AWS Glue to enable successful cloud-based analytics transformations for our clients and empower them to become data-driven and disruptive.

    For example, at Water Source, PA Consulting led the design and development of a de-centralised water treatment facility. We did this using AWS’s analytics and IOT service suites to monitor and measure the key components of the water treatment unit. We developed data-driven intelligence to ensure that the quality of water meets the potability standards and manage the performance of the unit itself. Often based in remote & hostile environments, it was imperative that data was analysed in real-time so that the local communities were getting clean, safe, drinking water. Our IOT and Data engineers used IOT Core, RTOS, Lambda, IOT Analytics, QuickSight, S3 and Amazon DynamoDB to create the analytics platform that remotely monitored and ran the water treatment units.

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