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Success Story: Financial Services
The financial services organisation covered by this case study, hereby referred to as ‘the organisation’, are a London based investment management firm. In 2019, their high level of growth provided the opportunity to separate from their parent company, including their joint IT network. The organisation’s leadership team wanted to improve cybersecurity, employee mobility and productivity. Maintaining regulatory compliance was essential.
IT Security, Compliance, Mobility, and increased Productivity
The organisation’s leadership team recognised dependency on the parent company’s IT systems as restrictive to their own growth plans. They understood separating an organisation from a parent entity required specific knowledge and experience, so they appointed ADM Computing’s Professional Services team.
ADM Computing developed a project plan so the organisation could separate their infrastructure from the parent company. Minimising disruption was essential to maintain business continuity and ensure the organisation’s live trading environment remained fully operational. The result gave the organisation its own resilient and improved IT systems.
- Phase 1 – Separating away from the parent company’s Microsoft 365 tenancy.
- Phase 2 – Making the organisation operational as a completely cloud-based entity.
- Phase 3 – Splitting out the two organisations on-premises infrastructure.
During Phase 1, ADM Computing’s Professional Services team analysed the file environment. ADM completed test migrations to identify data that was at risk of being corrupted or lost. Having confirmed whether any of the data at risk was essential for business operation, ADM were able to isolate the data and safely migrate it across in controlled stages, ensuring no loss of service during the project.
Phase 2, the organisation moved to a fully cloud-hosted environment. This was achieved by the implementation of the SQL PaaS (platform as a service) instance in Microsoft Azure, and Office-365. This minimised the need for extra hardware whilst enabling employees to be more productive.
Phase 3 was the completion of the organisation’s journey to becoming an independent entity using cloud computing and Microsoft 365. Additional enhancements included a new Local Area Network with Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing independent control over their on-site configuration and improved cybersecurity protection.
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I wanted to send a note to let you know that the calm and determined deployment of the tenancy migration to Cloud and security implementation from Andy and Rob has been commendable. To move and secure a live trading environment with multiple inbound data feeds and the volume of data without a critical point of failure is, to a layperson, quite a feat.
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