Slough Borough Council

Meeting ambitious savings targets

The Challenge

Slough Borough Council had to meet ambitious savings targets and wanted to cut costs and increase the value for money it received from its mobile provider. The council also clearly saw that it was time to grasp the issues of integrating technology and communications and create an IT strategy that would put the council in a position to serve the community well for years to come.

The Solution

O2 has delivered savings of at least 50% on mobile services and Slough Borough Council employees are also benefitting from O2 Open, a discount scheme for business customers employees. Having helped Slough reduce costs and gain clarity and control over its mobile estate, O2 invited Slough to participate in the Local Government Futures Forum to share best practice and work together on longer term plans.

"Moving to O2 for our mobile needs, and then participating in the Local Government Futures Forum has helped us create order and design a strategy that will serve us well for the future," Judith Davids, Assistant Director for Customer Services and ICT at Slough Borough Council.

Results

  • Mobile bills reduced by 50%.
  • Well-ordered hardware inventory.
  • Process efficiency.
  • Informed IT strategy.
  • Better team working.

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