MANUFACTURING: Migrating to MS Office 365

Our client is an international oil giant and we help support its UK based IT operation.  The client wanted to migrate from a traditional on premise client/server model to a cloud based solution. 

Our solution

The client decided on the implementation and migration to the Microsoft Office 365 platform.  The move was part of a global change strategy which spanned across multiple countries and had considerable involvement with Microsoft themselves.  This project required tight management and regular communication with all parties to keep it on track.

A full IT audit was required at the head office in the UK which we conducted.  From this, the first stage of the project was to reconfigure the network infrastructure and security.  Once complete the independent Active Directory structure in the UK was rolled out into the global network.

With the Active Directory implemented globally, we could then help implement Microsoft Office 365 for all UK users and migrate their existing data and roll out new versions of Microsoft Office to all workstations.  The second phase of the project is still on-going and we are continually providing input in order to upgrade or replace the local servers up to the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Project results

Active Directory has been rationalised

 Consolidation of equipment

All users are successfully working with the new Microsoft Office 365

International collaboration has greatly improved efficiency

Overall IT costs have been reduced


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