Member News: UK IT Guru Moves 800 Staff Seamlessly to the Cloud

Apr 21st, 2017 - Last updated at Apr 21st, 2017

"UK IT Guru Ltd stepped into the picture and took on the project as a whole, enabling a seamless service and zero down time."

Steve Butterworth, Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security for UK IT Guru Ltd

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UK IT Guru Ltd has worked with a household large blue-chip retailer to successfully implement a full email migration to the Cloud – and delivered the project with zero down time!

Moving over 800 staff spread across Europe from an old version of Microsoft Exchange to the new Office365 Cloud-based software, the business needed to deliver a diligent and seamless service in order to not impact on any business continuity. Most importantly, the client’s customers needed to continue as usual with no service disruptions.

Email services such as Office365 are at the forefront of security and reliability, ensuring business information and content is as safe as possible. Businesses can run email services from the Cloud safe in the knowledge that they have the back-up of globally redundant servers, teams of security experts and premier disaster recovery capabilities at Microsoft. Loss prevention capabilities built into the system also prevents users from accidentally sending sensitive information to anyone unauthorised – a great feature for extra piece of mind!

Companies can maintain full control of their email systems from an easy-to-use web-based interface, and authorised staff can access 24hr IT support on the phone should it be required. Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business can all be managed from one place; allowing easy and efficient internal management.

These features alongside countless others make Office365 an increasingly popular option for businesses who are serious about joined-up international working in a secure, professional fashion. However, migrating users over to a new service can be tricky, and it’s important to not disrupt ‘business as usual’ while it happens – which is where UK IT Guru Ltd come in. Managing the on-boarding process from end-to-end, the experts offer comprehensive support and a customer service that’s second-to-none.

Steve Butterworth, Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security for UK IT Guru Ltd said: “Moving across a client of this size and spread presented a challenge, as there was no room for error and no time for disruption. UK IT Guru Ltd stepped into the picture and took on the project as a whole, enabling a seamless service and zero down time. We were sure to treat each staff’s requirements individually and offer the client a service to be proud of. Their customers and suppliers will be none the wiser that the move even happened – proving it was a real success!”