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The City of Edinburgh Council leads the way for local government by delivering a pioneering Cloud Information Strategy

04-29-2016 12:10 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Automated Intelligence enables Office 365 to become the corporate content management platform for The City of Edinburgh Council

Automated Intelligence (AI) have been selected as a key SME to deliver a more agile and governed way of working for The City of Edinburgh Council through a new Cloud-based information strategy.AI and the specialist software and services they provide have been selected to migrate data to Microsoft Office 365, the Council’s chosen content management platform. Applications from Automated Intelligence will be used by the Council to promote business productivity whilst enhancing the information governance and records management capability of the solution.

Councillor Alasdair Rankin, Finance and Resources Convener, The City of Edinburgh Council, said: “This project is part of a wider transformation contract worth £186 million over seven years to transform our ICT services. We want to deliver an innovative service allowing us to continue to improve the customer service we provide. Engaging with SME’s is essential for innovation so we are delighted to be working with Automated Intelligence to help us deliver the content management project. The niche skills and experience that AI hold in the end-to-end management of information make them the right candidate for the contract.”

Steven Grier, Country Manager (Scotland) for Microsoft, commented on the contract award, “We are delighted to be working alongside Automated Intelligence to deliver such a flagship Office 365 project with The City of Edinburgh Council. The project will empower the Council’s users to work with, and adopt, the new platform quickly and easily with the enhanced functionality from Automated Intelligence solutions. This project will demonstrate how other local authorities can adopt a Cloud-based information strategy that not only benefits the organisations but also the citizens they serve.”

Mark Godfrey, CEO of Automated Intelligence, speaks on the partnership, “We see a huge trend in organisations moving towards the Cloud due to the scalability and flexibility it offers. We are delighted to be working with The City of Edinburgh Council to adopt a Cloud-based information platform securely and easily. Our solutions will help them to benefit from a more efficient information service, which will enhance the productivity of their staff.”

To find out how Automated Intelligence can help your organisation go Cloud First, contact

Automated Intelligence Limited (AI) provides market-leading information life cycle management and Cloud solutions and services that enable organisations to easily transition to, and make the most of, Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure.

Using our proven solutions, organisations can analyse and optimise their existing data holdings to aid in the transition to a Microsoft platform from legacy data repositories, reducing costs and increasing data quality. Our technology further enables organisations to exploit their Microsoft platform to comply with legal, government and internal policy obligations, whilst improving user experience, user acceptance, information discovery and data quality. The technology successfully meets new requirements for data management, compliance and cloud computing models. The products are designed to fit seamlessly in a Microsoft environment.

We make it easier to deliver your information and cloud strategies using Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
Solutions that AI provide include:
> Data Profiling and analytics
> Intelligent archiving to Microsoft Azure
> Data cleanse, categorisation and migration to SharePoint, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure
> Office 365 information governance and records management
> Business productivity for SharePoint and SharePoint Online in Office 365
> Advanced CRM Dynamics integration with SharePoint
> Governance, risk and compliance in SharePoint
> Outlook email integration for SharePoint and SharePoint Online in Office 365
> SharePoint information governance and records management

In addition Automated Intelligence provides a range of services:
> SharePoint information architecture and implementation
> Information Architecture Consultancy
> Migration Planning and Implementation
> SharePoint Design and Delivery
> Cloud Services

We have successfully transitioned a range of public, private and charity organisations to SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. This transition work has largely been from legacy systems to an on premise, online or hybrid Microsoft platform, enabling these clients to deliver an enhanced, managed information strategy, whilst reducing the overall cost of delivering these services.

Some key customers include: Department for Education, Department of Health, HM Treasury, Department of Energy and Climate Change, London Borough of Islington, Wiltshire Council, City of Cardiff Council, The British Red Cross and Amnesty International.

Ryan Kyle
Automated Intelligence
Unit 4
The Legacy Building
Queens Road

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