Head of IT Sourcing, Virgin Media
The IT estate had evolved through a series of acquisitions creating a complex range of technologies, services and suppliers. An estate considered sub‐optimal and expensive to operate.
As a result of an IT organisation restructure, Chaucer were tasked with examining alternative sourcing arrangements. We analysed the existing situation and infrastructure and offered recommendations for improvement including:
Applying a structured approach, Chaucer undertook a discovery exercise followed by an analysis of the options and statistical marketplace review. Key stakeholders from IT were consulted during the discovery process to gain a wide understanding of the business drivers, issues and the current service and project status whilst aligning to the overall business goals.
Chaucer mobilised its network of trusted partners and suppliers within leading organisations to share their experiences and inform the market review. Services were grouped together to align with the supplier market, capitalising on mature offerings and exploiting competitive pressures.
The analysis work explored both in‐house and outsourced transformational approaches together with alternative commercial models and risk identification.
The engagement concluded there was a significant cost benefit associated with the implementation of a multi‐vendor outsourcing strategy. This approach supported a phased approach to the transition, minimising risks and delivering benefits aligned with the in‐year business savings targets.