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Case Studies

Very recent experience has covered IT Service Model Changes / Transition, Out-sourcing consultancy, Data Centre / Infrastructure transformation, Web Strategy / Improvements. Our approach is tailored to meet our clients' specific requirements; we use standard processes, tools and methods but tailor them to each assignment. We have been operating for over 25 years, and have undertaken over 200 assignments for some 100 clients. Below are some examples of more detailed case studies.

IT SERVICES

IT Support Model for a critical operational/commercial system: 

The modification of the IT Support Model for a critical operational/commercial system at an international Utility.
...including the definition of monitoring improvements required for better control. Read more. 

In-sourcing of IT Support for Critical Systems:

The In-sourcing of IT Support for Critical Systems from a major Out-Sourcer to an international Utility.
...including the TUPE of Staff and the set-up of new Support Models. Read more. 

Transition of IT Services from a single-Vendor to a multi-Vendor model:

The transition of IT Services from a single-Vendor to a multi-Vendor model.
...while not affecting day-to-day operations. Read more.

IT INFRASTRUCTURE

Build and Deployment of 3,000 Filed Laptops:
The Build and Deployment of 3,000 Field Laptops throughout the UK for an IT Services company and a major international Utility.
...including the set-up of a temporary "factory". Read more. 

IT Infrastructure for a major operational and commercial control system:
The design and implementation of the IT Infrastructure for a major operational and commercial control system for the UK Gas industry.
...including the working with low cost off-source technical teams. Read more. 

Corporate Data Centres:
The design and implementation of a corporate Data Centre and an Operational Control Room for a major Utility and the migration of IT.
...including commercial and critical operational systems and Constrution Design and Management Regulations. Read more.

Consolidating Data Centres:
The development of a Strategic Plan, Road Map and Business Case for consolidating 4 UK Data Centres into 2 Best in Class Strategic Data Centres.
...providing staged costs & benefits and including the virtualisation of Wintel and Unix Servers. Read more.

The transformation of IT Data Centres:
The transformation of IT Data Centres and Desktops at a majotr international Utility company.
...migrating servers, storage and networks to a fully out-sourced model and upgrading all desktops, laptops and field devices. Read more.
 

Infrastructure changes to the Global Intranet:
Infrastructure changes to the Global Intranet at a multi-national Utility company.
...including a new temporary infrastructure and selection of a Vendor for on-going out-sourced services. Read more.  

IT infrastructure for a Corporate Headquarters:
The design and implementation of an IT infrastructure for a Corporate Headquarters, and the re-location of 2,000 Staff.
...including cabling, telephony, printing, desktops and video conferencing. Read more.  

Virtualisation of Servers:
Virtualisation of Servers onto modern, low cost Virtual Server Farms.
...reducing aged asserts significantly, and providing server platforms for future growth. Read more.

IT APPLICATIONS/SYSTEMS

Migration of IT Systems:
The migration of IT Systems from discrete Unix servers to a Virtual Unix Platform.
...including the Design, Build, Testing and Comissioning of the new Platform, and the migration of the Application Systems. Read more. 

Business Continuity Planning:
The review of a Business Continuity Planning and IT for a major utility company.
...including recommendations for improvements in Disaster Recovery for IT systems. Read more.  

Set-up and planning of an Internet Website programme:
The set-up and planning of a major Internet Website programme, followed by the Evaluation & Selection of a suitable Vendor.
...covering global requirements, in the UK and the US. Read more.

Migration of corporate Web-hosting:
The management of the migration of corporate web hosting from one Supplier to a new Supplier.
...with very tight delivery and quality targets. Read more.  

Specification of a web-based system:
The specification of a web-based system for managing specialist electrical parts for a major utility company.
...including cataloguing and distribution requirements. Read more.  

IT MANAGEMENT 

Management of IT Programme Portfolios:
The management of IT Programme Portfolios for an international IT Services company supporting a major international Utility company.
...managing Stakeholders, Delivery teams and growtn opportunities. Read more.  

Review of 100+ In Flight projects at the time of out-sourcing:
The review of 100+ In Flight projects at the time of out-sourcing and recommendations on how to proceed.
...including programme and commercial aspects. Read more.