back to article UK's Cleveland Police: We want to fling our HR wares into the cloud. Oh, and IT can move back in

Cleveland Police force in north east England has set aside £2.5m of taxpayer's cash for a managed services provider that can drag its 8-year-old HR software into the cloud, without a significant upgrade. A tender notice published yesterday, said the force is looking to extend the life of its Oracle HR E-business suite as the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    £2.5m isn't a lot of money for an ERP replacement or upgrade. Where is the transformation of processes, where is the data interface migration.

    1. richardcox13

      Re: £2.5m

      But this is a lift and shift: not an ERP upgrade (or replacement) so none of that should be needed.

      More a case of working through all dependencies and updating them to work with a different hosting solution, While definitely non-trivial this is a much more reasonable scope for a project.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "pretty much where they were"

    I'm expecting companies to notice that this outsourcing thing has less advantages than the siren song claims. We are seeing the beginnings of a return to in-house IT and I can only hope that this is going to continue.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Staffordshire too

    Staffordshire Police are in the process of kicking Boeing out of an IT outsourcing contract early. Good job really as they were struggling to make planes fly let alone run critical IT.

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