We began by conducting onsite interviews that allowed us to get a clear understanding of the entire application estate. This work was carried out across council domains in order to evaluate the risk that core systems posed. We also undertook a migration options analysis to assess automation and virtualisation, and to assess what IaaS and PaaS knowledge existed.
As part of the audit, we looked in detail at two specific areas – the forthcoming shutdown of a data centre and a series of Oracle Weblogic applications that were running on premise. We also undertook a skills analysis to assess whether DevOps capability was in line with what the digital team needed to create modern digital services.