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May 6, 2021
UKHotViews The London Borough of Redbridge has partnered with Version 1 to support its cloud aspirations. The council selected the IT services and solutions business as its Azure Support Partner and Cloud Solution Provider via the Tech Services 2 framework. The three-year deal will see Version 1 deliver support and solutions for the council’s Azure environment, with a key focus being the deployment of Version 1’s Engage Platform. This is intended to provide improved automation and efficiency, as well as ongoing cost optimisation of the council’s Azure estate. As part of the contract, Version 1 will also undertake a review of the council's existing cloud service partner arrangements. The council provides services to a population of approximately 305k across nearly 100,000 households in East London, including Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford. Like most local authorities, Redbridge is facing greater demand for services whilst managing funding challenges. The council has already turned to chatbots, RPA and AI in an effort to improve service delivery, and its use of digital solutions has accelerated as a result of the pandemic. Version 1 has invested heavily in its cloud support offering and has been expanding its local government business, including recent deals with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and the London Borough of Harrow (see Harrow Council looks to the future with Version 1 ).