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This growing bank offers a range of retail and business banking services, with locations across the UK

Supporting the CIO in the development and delivery of a current state maturity assessment


One of the UK’s growing banks identified that its current data centre and hosting provision needed to be refreshed in order to support its ambitious growth strategy and to ensure continued stability and cost control.


Mason Advisory supported the CIO in the development and delivery of a current-state maturity assessment for its hosting provision. This included data centres, platforms and associated organisation, processes and tools to support and keep pace with the 24×7 needs of the company. Working with key staff, Mason Advisory also developed options for future hosting provision incorporating traditional and cloud-based services as well as associated sourcing strategy for moving forward.


The agreed hosting strategy incorporated a number of tangible and intangible benefits. The tangible benefits included the potential to avoid identified remediation costs for current data centres, a more cost-effective hosting environment and the use of cloud-based services to reduce costs of supporting variable workload. In addition to these, the maturity assessment performed by Mason Advisory along with recommendations for future ways of working, provided the team with key information to progress a wider programme of change.

As a result, the team had a clear plan and sourcing material to progress the procurement of the hosting services as well as the internal changes necessary to deliver an enduring hosting environment to support the strategic ambitions of the client.

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