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A leading construction company with three UK offices needed an IT partner to overhaul its infrastructure and provide continuous support to help it grow and develop.
What was the challenge?
The client’s existing network was experiencing a number of problems associated with IT security, internal file structures, Internet connectivity and email systems. They also needed to refresh their hardware and software. Aware that action was needed, they briefed us to provide a quick and secure centrally managed network that met the demands of their three offices and around 40 remote users. They also tasked us with providing practical IT support to ensure their newly upgraded systems would perform at their best.
How did we tackle it?
After conducting a full network audit, we verified that the client needed to improve their connectivity, network speeds and folder structures. We also established that they had no implementable disaster recovery plan in place, leaving them vulnerable to potentially extended downtime in the event of disaster or system failure. The client asked us to resolve the problems and provide a future proofed network that could grow with their company over the next four to five years.
What was our solution?
We introduced a new server at the client’s Head Office, repurposed their existing server and replacing all their PCs and laptops. We also revamped their internal file and installed new fibre connections where necessary. All this greatly improved network efficiency, flexibility and performance speed, accelerating their staff’s work rates, improving manageability and enabling them to scale up their infrastructure quickly as they needed in coming years. In another step, we also implemented a bespoke Disaster Recovery and Backup system (DRBS). This gives their staff the ability to retrieve their data and resume working again within just an hour of disaster striking and without any permanent data loss.