Brightsolid and Aberdeen City Council: case study

Aberdeen City Council chose brightsolid as its digital services partner because:

It wanted a local provider that could deliver their required service from end to end without having to bring in multiple vendors;

It had to ensure that every citizen, no matter how remotely located, had easy and fast access to their services online, with 100% availability;

And it wanted to move towards a model that enabled them to share services and work collaboratively with Aberdeenshire Council. brightsolid provides Aberdeen City Council with co-location (data centre space, power and cooling), managed services and cloud as well as a knowledge-sharing collaboration and skills exchange.

The company moved and made live the entire Aberdeen City Council estate in just six weeks – the fastest public sector IT migration to date – and the council is now saving £350,000 a year.

Aberdeen’s finance, policy and resources convenor Councillor Willie young said: “In brightsolid, we have found a partner with whom we can work innovatively as we digitally transform our council services while also reducing our operational costs.”

Katie Dawn Armstrong, head of marketing, brightsolid, said: “We love working with Aberdeen City Council. They are definitely one of the most future-ready public sector bodies we’ve worked with and we’re really excited about the innovation events we are planning together for later
this year.”

About brightsolid

brightsolid is a digital services provider that specialises in private cloud, delivered from its Tier III Uptime Institute accredited data centres in Aberdeen and Dundee.

Its mission is to deliver technical innovation with personal service. Innovation is realised through technology that enables businesses of all sizes to live and work in agile, collaborative environments, empowering internal IT to deliver greater business value to the organisation and enhanced customer experiences with more that costs less.

Crowned Scotland’s Best Employer 2015 by Business Insider, brightsolid lives and breathes its values of knowledge sharing and thinking outside the cube to surpass expectations. Over the last two years it has seen collaboration, cost saving and process ef ciency emerge as key themes for improvement across all industries.

The company’s promise is to help customers improve in these areas, revisiting their strategic aims throughout the partnership to ensure the brightsolid service and team is continually surpassing expectations and working as a digital services partner in the truest sense.