Building a digital future in the cloud
Royal Holloway

Building a digital future in the cloud

Challenge

Adapt to the demands of modern higher education and the changing behaviours of students, while mitigating costs.

Results
  • Better alignment of IT investments, saving time and money
  • Improved resiliency and efficiency through cloud technology
  • Reduced burden on IT infrastructure and staff with enhanced online self-service

Investing in growth and innovation

Royal Holloway, University of London made the decision to move Ellucian Banner to the cloud. This transition helped to future-proof the institution as part of Royal Holloway’s digital transformation strategy to support the university’s growth goals.

The move to cloud took just seven months and enhanced Royal Holloway’s ability to adapt and meet the ever-evolving expectations of modern students. For Royal Holloway, moving Banner to the cloud was the next logical step. This transition has given them more versatility and flexibility, whilst reducing unnecessary processes and practices.

In the twelve months since taking their key systems to the cloud, benefits are already being realised as a result of better alignment of IT investments and through reducing the burden on IT infrastructure and staff by redirecting them towards high-value work. It is estimated that at least £1 million (direct and indirect) of savings will be made across five years.

Furthermore, the leadership team at Royal Holloway can now focus on the user experience and think about how to innovate for the future while better supporting their students and staff.

Our migration to the cloud and Banner upgrade has given us a set of crucial capabilities that help unlock our ability to focus on truly what matters to us and our core business. We can now emphasise innovation and improvement over maintenance.

Michael Johnson, Chief Information Officer, Royal Holloway, University of London