The Co-op

WiWith over 70,000 employees, the Co-op is one of the largest co-operative in the world. It’s businesses include Food, Funeralcare, Electricals, Insurance and Legal Services. Their head office is based in Manchester City Centre, and supports over 20,000 IT enabled users.

The Challenge

Over the past few years, Co-op have undertaken an extensive transformation programme, that looks at every aspect of their business. A key enabler to this transformation is how IT services are consumed and utilised. As with many businesses, Co-op were defining key strategies to solve some of their challenges. Some of these challenges included:

  • Data centre utilisation
  • Shadow IT
  • Manual and inefficient deployment process

      Co-op IT have  decided to embark on a cloud adoption journey that would change the way they deliver services back to their businesses and Members. This included deciding on the technology stack, process re-engineering, organisational considerations, security and governance considerations. 

      Yobah have helped us define how we best adopt private and public cloud and how that is architected effectively for our business priorities

      Group Head of IT Architecture

      How we helped

      Yobah partnered with the Co-op IT over a 12 month engagement to help define and drive a hybrid cloud strategy that helped them achieve their dream of becoming a cloud broker. Working alongside the multiple teams, a strategy was devised, designs created and the beginnings of a cloud broker started to emerge. Key deliverables included:

      • Cloud Readiness Assessment – Including gap analysis, people, process and technical gap analysis completed

      • Design and governance over a management platform that provides capability across multiple public clouds
      • Governance and Design of Foundation Infrastructure, People, Process and governance workshops to aid with flexible cloud model

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