The Bene>ts With plenty of storage to allow them to keep their data live and not archived they are more productive. Seal now have a system that is reliable, available and suited to their needs. • Users can access their email anywhere over the internet, including portable devices and mobile phones. • Their data is protected even against hardware failure and backed up to protect against disaster.
...extremely cost effective support at a fraction of the price it would cost to maintain an in house IT commitment
• Their systems now require very little maintenance by staff and are managed remotely by Information Solutions. • Their entire network is monitored constantly allowing us to repair faults, often before the users are aware of them. • Authorised users can work remotely and at client sites gaining access to any company information they require. • Using the advanced features of Exchange Server 2003 users can collaborate, sharing calendars, contacts and tasks. • Time spent sorting legitimate mail from Spam is dramatically reduced. Our committed outsourced service provides Seal Communications with an extremely cost effective support at a fraction of the price it would cost to maintain an in house IT commitment.
Information Solutions Ltd, 23 Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1NN Tel: 01743 343411 www.info-sol.co.uk
Client Pro>le Seal Communications are a leading national PR, Design & Marketing company with offices in London, Birmingham and Shrewsbury. They are the inspirational force behind the marketing of many household names such as Virgin Trains, Punch Taverns and Halfords.
They are the inspirational force behind the marketing of many household names
The Challenge Seal Communications need to keep their finger on the pulse, being active and knowledgeable within the markets they promote and communication is their strongest asset. Having expanded and outgrown their original IT infrastructure and, as great exploiters of technology, they wanted to build a dynamic and reliable IT system to support their work into the future. With 40 plus staff and their own in house design department their expectations of and requirements are varied, demanding and truly state of the art. Chris Morris, MD of Seal Communications explains: “Communication is at the heart of our business and we want to capitalise on available technology to enable us to provide a better service to our clients.”
“Communication is at the heart of our business and we want to capitalise on available technology to enable us to provide a better service to our clients.” Seal Communications needed to upgrade and replace their entire infrastructure and securely connect the offices together. They couldn’t afford any downtime, even over weekends staff require remote access to the server.
The solution also needed to be Apple Mac friendly as the design department solely use Apple Mac workstations.
The Solution Information Solutions Limited thrives on providing solutions for their clients and jumped at the challenge to provide Seal Communications with the system they wanted. This particular software upgrade is currently one of the hardest to undertake but with solid working knowledge and planning; we developed a procedure to migrate the entire old domain including email, users, profiles and printers to the new via a temporary server. This allowed us to perform the migration on a Monday morning with all users logged in. The only interruption to service was as their files were copied between servers. A centrally managed antivirus solution was installed along with sophisticated anti spam measures. We configured our alert services which inform us and key members of staff as to problems with the system. We determined the most cost effective method to securely connect the offices over the internet and built in back up should the connection fail.
The migration was a success.
The migration was a success.