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A more agile State through far-reaching technological transformation

Ministries at the centre of State development

Citizens and businesses lead and pace governments and ministries. Playing a key role, they both originate numerous reforms and are responsible for their implementation. Their actions must therefore be tangible, rapid, effective and generate results in record time.

These complex challenges mean that Ministries undergo in-depth transformation while meeting their budgetary constraints. To be successful, this type of transformation must be based on three factors:

  • Innovation and new technologies must contribute to digitalising administrations, giving them greater agility and operational efficiency.
  • Change must be explained, helped and guided through all operational and decision-making levels to make sure it is accepted and adopted by both users and civil servants.
  • Discussion and cross-fertilization between administrations and compliance with information system constraints, etc. ensure that any transformation generates value.

A State vision focussed on efficiency

Sopra Steria helps the State achieve greater agility and efficiency. Our experts build creative and disruptive solutions based on citizens’ issues and viewpoints. This vision makes it possible to identify areas for improvement and to bring citizens and public services closer together. Using an approach that transforms people and technology, the State is fully rooted in the reality of citizens and private-sector players.

Building the State of the future together

At Sopra Steria, we have recognised experience in supporting Ministries, Public Agencies, Pensions and Social Security Departments such as the French Ministry of Finance (Customs, IS Directorate, Treasury, etc.), French Ministry of Education, French Ministry of the Environment, inter-ministerial organizations, urban centres (in particular the Paris City Hall) and German federal administrations.

This experience enables us to streamline best practices and solutions in infrastructure management, cybersecurity, Cloud, AI, Blockchain, enterprise automation, drones, IoT and many other technologies.

As a trusted partner, we provide you with a comprehensive approach and service: including strategic advice, systems integration implementation and transformation design.

Our Sopra Steria experts work closely with your teams on a geographical, cultural and linguistic level. Whatever your territorial reach, they apply the appropriate technology and create tailored value-added solutions to your current and future challenges.

A results-oriented value proposition for the State

Sopra Steria helps public institutions evolve towards a new generation of administration, making each transformation an opportunity for progress. By genuinely focusing on the needs of citizens and businesses, we combine the most relevant advisory services and technologies to modernise the State while respecting its constraints and budget.

 

Cloud First Strategy: how Sopra Steria is supporting Veolia's digital transformation

Jul 22, 2019, 14:40 PM
Title : Cloud First Strategy: how Sopra Steria is supporting Veolia's digital transformation
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The global leader in optimised resource management (water, energy, waste management, etc.), Veolia began its Digital Transformation in 2015, by modernising its workstations and digitisating its service offers.
The global leader in optimised resource management (water, energy, waste management, etc.), Veolia began its Digital Transformation in 2015, by modernising its workstations and digitisating its service offers.

To create its "Digital Environment," the company has focused on three main areas: digitisating its workspaces, a “Datacenterless” and "Cloud First" strategy, and lastly creating a business data platform to support its IoT strategy.

In order to accelerate this change, Veolia called upon Sopra Steria teams to roll out Cloud best practices – including a Digital Factory to foster new and innovative services for business departments.

Sopra Steria is supporting Veolia in its choice of Cloud applications. It is also assisting Veolia with the migration process for these applications as well as optimised Cloud operations management in agile mode, as inspired by the Site Reliability Engineering - SRE concept.


From Consulting to managed services: Sopra Steria's end-to-end support

This strategy was implemented by Beamap, a Sopra Steria entity specialised in Cloud consulting, and Sopra Steria's Infrastructure Management teams. First of all, Beamap was involved in creating business cases to determine which existing applications could be migrated to the chosen Cloud - in this case it was AWS. Beamap then helped Veolia to develop a vast "Digital Factory" plan which incorporates more than 200 teams. The purpose of this structure is to be a facilitating force for digital transformation.

By reflecting on the new uses of Cloud platforms, the Digital Factory lays the foundations for new business services. In addition, Beamap also helped to establish a Cloud Marketing plan which paved the way for acculturation tools for Veolia's staff (white papers, newsletter etc.).

In a second phase, Sopra Steria's Infrastructure Management teams took responsibility for managing Cloud operations in sync with Veolia's teams, ensuring migration to the Cloud (AWS, Google Cloud). They implemented multimodal governance covering the areas of On-Premise, Cloud and Cybersecurity.

The goal is to provide a suitable response to each generation of IT, while maintaining a unified vision and quality of service. As part of the Site Reliability Engineering - SRE approach, particular emphasis was given to operations’ automation - "Infrastructure as Code" - to take full advantage of Cloud services.

Therefore, Cloud Operations are aligned with NoOps approaches, for the purpose of reducing repetitive set activities and encouraging the auto-remediation of services.

In addition, a suite of DevOps tools was deployed to enable Veolia to fully exploit the agility offered by the Cloud. At the same time, Veolia's teams benefited from coaching sessions on the agile method, conducted by Beamap.

"For improved responsiveness, flexibility and cost control, we choose the Public Cloud",

Hervé Dumas, Group CIO, Veolia France

 

Benefits

For the IS Department

For Operational Teams

Cloud transition risk control.

Cost reductions, with automation of changes and auto-remediation.

Pay-per-use for Cloud and managed services, incorporating budget predictability.

Organisational efficiency thanks to revamping of organisations, processes and tools.

Improvement in quality of services, with a single tool.

A more innovative service offering, making it possible to manage the mass of exponential data created by Industry 4.0.

Enhanced business responsiveness with preassembly of turnkey components.

Flexibility of scope, and automated and fluid integrations and deployments. 

 

 

Key Figures

170,000 Veolia employees

in 50 countries

 

25,000 servers

and 10 million connected devices

50 billion operational files

recorded in the Datalake

 

Seamless service transition

in 80 days

 

150+ managed applications in Cloud mode 

and 1,000 in the future 

 

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