Case Study One
We’ve recently helped quite a few clients keep working through office moves and other disruption. One of our clients is an industrial design agency with premises in a converted car garage. They were facing a refurbishment of their whole premises. They were also facing a problem: they couldn’t move out for the duration of the works, and they had to keep their business activities up and running. Could we help?
Working closely with both the clients and their builders, we first moved them and their systems into the downstairs kitchen and meeting room area, while the office space was done. Then, dovetailing with the movements of the builders, we moved them back into their offices when the meeting rooms were done. This involved careful planning, fast work, and flexibility.
The upshot was that our clients managed to keep their business working throughout the whole refurb – and the refurbishment went on around them with no risk to either their business or health and safety.
As a bonus, they got to spend a couple of weeks sitting closer to the biscuits.
Case Study Two
When we first started working with one of our charity clients, they had gone from a home-based operation to a handful of staff members working in three different locations.
When they decided they needed an office we kitted them out with a complete from-scratch network system that was designed to fit their needs and also grow with them. We designed and set up a comms room, installed servers and built a network with spare capacity for their projected staff growth. This meant incorporating remote working, including web access to files and email, and email on mobile devices, from the start.
Their core network included an Exchange email server and SQL Server database servers, as well as file servers and a remote access server. We set up both in-house and cloud-based backup for them, with off-site email and spam filtering and cloud-based anti-virus and network monitoring. And we made sure they got the best internet connection possible for their budget.
Then we set up all their PCs – both new and old – onto the network, migrated all of their data to the servers, and migrated their domains and DNS into our management.
When they won funding to transform their website into a central part of their business, we helped them to find a web design company that could meet the brief.
Now they have a network that supports up to 20 regular users both in the office and in remote locations. By subscribing to our managed services they can be confident that their network is being monitored in the background, assuring high availability and communications systems that are up to the job, and flexible enough to keep growing.