The London Borough of Enfield is twelve miles from the centre of London, has around 2,500 employees, and provides vital services to a population of some 324,500. The Labour-controlled council needs to save £56m by 2020 following government funding cuts and necessity is driving innovation.


  • Lower IT running costs - Predicted headline cost-savings of 30% plus efficiency gains
  • More predictable IT infrastructure spend by moving it from the CapEx to OpEx budget
  • Greatly enhanced IT availability, flexibility and scalability
  • Improved cost-effectiveness - The council pays only for services actually used
  • Eliminates the burden of infrastructure management freeing up in-house resources
  • Highly available and secure, SLA-backed levels of uptime give the council peace of mind


Enfield Council partners with Sungard Availability Services to transform its IT – Fast!

When the London Borough of Enfield’s outsourcing agreement with a third party provider was coming to an end, the local authority saw it as an opportunity to grasp the flexibility and cost-savings achievable through exploiting cloud technologies.

With time of the essence, the council turned to Sungard Availability Services, already a longstanding and trusted IT provider of disaster recovery services.