Below is a list of projects EACS has been working on recently. If you would like further information please call 0800 8047 256.
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.
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+27.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+26.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+25.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+24.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+23.aspx
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.
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+21.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+20.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+19.aspx
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. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+18.aspx
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 variable with users going to unusual lengths to ensure they logged on to 'good' servers. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+17.aspx
A large UK based organisation with just under 10,000 users. The Challenge: Following several years of “sweating the assets” a desktop refresh was overdue, this tied in with the planned removal of Windows XP from extended support in 2014. Due to the current workload of the IT staff the company required assistance developing a desktop strategy for the next 5 years that maximised the their investment whilst meeting the regulatory requirements of the sectors in which the company operates. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+16.aspx
Requirement: The school wanted to provide a more efficient method of delivering newer Operating Systems and Applications such as Windows 7 and Office 2010 to its 1100 users. They also wanted to provide students and staff with a high quality, high performance desktop experience whenever they log on to the IT environment. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+13.aspx
A large air conditioning systems provider radically needed to overhaul the way they were archiving their emails. As they employ a
large number of staff and emails held in the existing email servers were seriously affecting the system’s overall performance, they required a swift, effective solution. http://www.eacs.com/recent+projects+8.aspx
Virtual Desktop Proof of Concept with a Housing Association, which manages over 10,000 homes
A housing association, which manages over 10,000 homes in East Anglia, and was already running a virtualised server environment using VMware, wished to explore the benefits of a Virtual Desktop infrastructure (VDi).
Migration of a Builder’s Merchant from a UNIX to a Windows Environment
A builders merchant with over 20 branches and 500 staff planned to move their core line of business application from a UNIX environment, which they had been using for over 10 years, to a Windows environment.
Helpdesk Support for a Retail Firm with over 50,000 employees
A retail firm with over 50,000 employees was finding it hard to cope with the volume of calls to their PC support team. The call queues were increasing in length as staff had been pulled away to deal with other IT projects...
Flexible Working project for a Charity with around 15 employees
A charity, with around 15 employees, had two sites based in Norfolk and was moving one to a new location. On one site the users had a Microsoft Small Business Server but on the other the PCs were completely stand alone...
Virtualisation & Disaster Recovery Project for a Housing Group which manages over 20,000 houses
A housing group, which manages over 20,000 homes, was planning an office move to a listed building. They also wanted a disaster recovery solution which could be managed in-house...
Collaboration Project with a High Tech Manufacturing Firm who wanted to Migrate to SharePoint 2007
A high tech manufacturing firm, with around 300 employees, wanted to migrate from SharePoint Server 2003 to 2007 to ensure they were taking advantage of the increased functionality available...
Advanced Infrastructure Project for a Property Management Company with Two Sites who wanted to Merge their Microsoft Active Directories
A Property Management company was in the process of merging with another firm. Both companies had their own Microsoft active directory providing the means to manage the identities and relationships of users in their network environments...