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Cloud & IT Services Clients

Below is a list of projects EACS has been working on recently. If you would like further information please call: 0800 8047 256.

Managing a mixed Windows and Mac OS Estate for a Medical Research Organisation
What is the most cost effective way to manage a mix of Mac OS and Windows computers within an enterprise? That was the question EACS had to answer when called in by a medical research organisation which needed to replace its client management software. The solution EACS proposed initially seemed counter-intuitive, but after carrying out some research of its own EACS implemented an effective solution using existing software and thus saved the research organisation a considerable amount of money.

Upgrade of Citrix XenMobile to support a Borough Council 
The Council used Citrix XenMobile 9.0 Enterprise Edition to provide Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Management to council-owned mobile phones and devices, approximately 80 of these were Apple devices. With IOS 9 due to be released, Citrix advised customers an upgrade was needed to ensure continued protection of their data. Users needed to be aware of this and avoid updating their phones until the upgrade had been complete. 

Migration to cloud services for a rapidly growing convenience store chain 
The organisation needed an agile and scalable platform to support their ambitious growth plans. They had a complex IT infrastructure with multiple solutions delivering similar services, which added cost and complexity. All stores used Exchange 2010 as the main method of communication but issues with email stability following a number of outages and limited resource for support had reduced confidence in the system. 

Enterprise File-Sharing Solution for a UK Rail Network Provider
The company had an existing Citrix infrastructure which they used extensively to provide applications and desktops to staff, they also used XenMobile to manage corporate-owned mobile devices.  However, they found that staff needed to share documents between teams and access them from desktop and mobile devices. Some staff also had a requirement to share large files with external users, these were too big to be sent via email.

A firm of Independent Financial Advisors needed to send secure emails to their clients.           
The organisation needed to ensure that they could send secure, traceable, email messages to their clients with consistent branding and legal disclaimers applied. They had an existing email filtering package which was up for renewal, but this no longer met their requirements.           

Assist a leading software provider with planning for a move to the cloud using Microsoft Cloud OS.
A leading software provider was planning a move to the cloud but their existing tools and services would not be able to manage this.

An electronics company with offices in the UK and abroad was experiencing deficiencies in its email system.
A brief analysis of the costs of upgrading to Exchange 2010, which would require the purchase of new servers and storage, revealed that the company would need to budget some £20,000. EACS reviewed the company’s IT strategy and presented a number of options that would reduce ongoing software licensing costs and radically improve email services with minimum additional expense.

Desktop & application assessment for a large education facility with approximately 3,500 desktops.
The organisation was planning to migrate to Windows 7. The desktop estate was mainly Windows XP based and was historically unmanaged, with a large amount of freedom given to users to manage their own application set after the desktop had been delivered.
 
A virtualised infrastructure for a London bank.
A virtualised infrastructure for a bank which had an ageing IT estate with limited capacity and poor performance, creating problems on a daily basis for their staff and no longer met the needs of the business.
 
IT infrastructure upgrade and DR solution for a secondary school.
With increasing reliance from staff and students on IT systems, the school needed to provide disaster recovery onsite. The school also wanted to save costs by upgrading their older server virtualisation solution. Finally, they had an ageing storage solution which was nearing capacity and there had been reports from users of occasional delays in file access. 
 
Fully hosted IT environment for an insurance company.
As part of a regulated industry the insurance company had a requirement to separate from their parent company, as maintaining integration could potentially be seen as anti-competitive. 
 
A firm of legal consultants based in Cambridgeshire upgraded and modernised the way they use IT.
The client had an ageing IT system which was causing them issues on a daily basis with speed and reliability. They were using an external provider but did not feel they were receiving the best service and were looking for advice and assistance on how to move forward.
 
A consistent and more predictable user experience for a charitable organisation involved with ensuring safety at sea.
The client had an ageing application delivery environment based on Citrix Presentation Server, which had grown organically since original installation. As the business expanded and the numbers of users grew, new servers and applications had been added. User experience was acceptable but inconsistent.
 
Email archiving & continuity project for a transport company in London.
London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) operates London Overground rail services on behalf of Transport for London (TfL). The London Overground rail service is a key component in London’s transport network. Serving 55 stations across 20 of London’s 33 boroughs, it carries 370,000 passengers on a typical weekday, and manages 117m passenger journeys each year.

A UK pensions consultancy with 200+ staff.
The organisation needed to review their legacy Citrix environment (Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 software running on Windows 2003 server) as their current solution was not being used to its full potential with application issues and an infrastructure restricted to providing remote access for corporate applications.
 
An organisation providing environmental, social and economic education to business leaders around the world.
The company needed to support a number of nationally and internationally based users from remote offices, as well as roaming users attending conferences. The remote office located in South Africa could not get a reliable connection to the UK based head office and had implemented a locally based server. This was causing issues for support and did not allow the remote offices and users to collaborate effectively.
 
A large business facilities provider with branches throughout the UK.
The company was using Citrix XenApp to provide access to line of business applications for their users based at over 100 remote offices in the UK. They had a requirement to extend this solution to allow secure remote access for users from home PC’s and a mix of new mobile devices including Blackberry mobile phones and PlayBook tablets.
 
Remote working solution for a children’s hospice in East Anglia.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is a registered charity that cares for and provides support to families, children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, North and West Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. 
 
One of the largest NHS hospital trusts in England, which serves a population of around 700,000.
The organisation has approximately 7500 Exchange users in the UK and the Exchange Server 2003 e-Mail systems were exhibiting signs of their age, reducing confidence in the systems and their continued reliability.
 
A large UK supplier of cut flowers with around 450 Exchange users in the UK.
The existing Exchange 2003 servers in the UK were located at three individual sites with no fault tolerance to the hardware or software. EACS designed a solution based on Exchange Server 2010 to centralise services, simplify administration and increase resilience of e-mail services.

A virtualised infrastructure for a designer label clothing company with stores worldwide.
A designer label clothing company with stores in the UK and abroad. The Challenge: The organisation plans to expand their stores worldwide and needed to provide secure access to Line of Business applications based in UK datacentres, as well as for users who work remotely.

A consistent user experience for a multi-national outsourced services provider.
A large multi-national outsourced services provider. The Challenge: The company was already a large scale user of Citrix XenApp along with thin client devices, although the versions in use where old. Users globally were accessing a centralised XenApp farm hosted in a data centre in the UK. User experience was described internally as variab

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